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Vice President for Research seeks proposals for University research priorities

The Vice President for Research has launched a new initiative to identify and develop three to five high-priority areas of research and creative activity to meet the University?s goal of selectivity in research. The university will support areas selected by this year?s Research Priorities Process over five budget years to help the programs obtain and strengthen national and international prominence in their disciplines. Enhanced support will assist the programs in attracting external funds, donations and outstanding faculty and students.

The selection process is open to centers, institutes and academics programs from all areas of the University. Established programs or new areas that have unique opportunities for Ohio University may apply. The focus area may be at the department, school, college or university level. The selected focus areas must integrate with teaching to enhance the overall academic reputation of Ohio University.

The Associate Deans for Research and the Council for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity will review the proposals and prioritize the list of applications. The Provost and Vice President for Research will review the information and consult with the President before announcing the chosen enhancement areas.

The Request for Proposals for the Research Priorities Process is now online at www.ohiou.edu/research under Major Initiatives. Letters of intent are due Monday, Nov. 3. Proposals must be delivered to the Office of the Vice President for Research by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2004. Recipients will be notified in June 2004.

All submissions must be made to the John A. Bantle, Vice President for Research, 120 RTEC; E-mail: bantle@ohio.edu.

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