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1 SPONSORED PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING MAY 23, 2007
Dr. Kerry Davidson Deputy Commissioner for Sponsored Programs

2 Funding Recommendations for Proposals Submitted to the Board of Regents Post-Katrina Support Fund Initiative (P-KSFI)

3 BACKGROUND

4 Fund Targeted Scientific Projects Which:
P-KSFI GOALS Fund Targeted Scientific Projects Which: Advance Science at National and International Levels Accelerate Economic Development Lead to Establishment of Nationally Recognized Centers Fund Educational Reforms Which Strengthen the Scientific Pipeline

5 Funds Available $5 Million per year for 5 Years
$1.8 Million Enhancement for Severely Impacted Programs (ESIP) Support Fund Total: $26.8 Million  Considerable Federal, State, and Private Leveraging Required

6 Two Types of P-KSFI Subprograms
Primarily Research Subprogram (PRS) May Include Educational Components Primarily Education Subprogram (PES) May Include Research Components

7 DISCIPLINARY TARGETS FOR P-KSFI PROGRAMS

8 IN-STATE SCIENTIFIC PANEL SELECTS ELIGIBLE P-KSFI DISCIPLINARY AREAS (January, 2006)
 Biological Sciences  Information Technology  Materials Science

9 UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES OF P-KSFI
 Engagement of Major Scientific Researchers  Funding Across Constitutional Categories  Size of Commitment of Resources  Multi-institutional and Multi-disciplinary Requirements

10 CHARTING DIRECTIONS FOR P-KSFI SUBPROGRAMS

11 AMERICAN ASSOCATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) REVIEW
 Primarily Research Directions 1. 78 White Papers (July, 2006) 2. Group Interviews (Sept , 2006)  Primarily Education Directions 1. 20 White Papers (July, 2006) 2. Group Interviews (Sept , 2006)

12 AAAS REPORTS/BOARD RFPs
Board Approval of Primarily Research Subprogram and Primarily Education Subprogram Reports (October, 2006)  Dissemination of Primarily Research Subprogram and Primarily Education Subprogram RFPs (Jan. 31, 2007)

13 REVIEW AND RECOMMENDED FUNDING OF PRIMARILY RESEARCH SUBPROGRAM PROPOSALS

14 PRS Proposal Submissions by Campus March 15, 2007
Lead Institution Total Submitted Submitted by Discipline LSU-AG 2 Biological Sciences: 2 LSU-BR 4 Information Technology: 2; Materials Sciences: 2 LSUHSC-NO 3 Biological Sciences : 2; Information Technology: 1 LSUHSC-S 1 Biological Sciences : 1 LA Tech Information Tech: 1; Materials Science: 1 LUMCON Biological Sciences: 1 Loyola SLU SUBR Biological Sciences: 1; Information Technology: 1; Materials Science: 1 Tulane Biological Sciences: 1; Information Technology: 1: Materials Science: 2 TUHSC Biological Sciences: 4 UL Lafayette Biological Sciences: 2; Information Technology: 2 UNO Materials Science: 2 Overall Total: 32

15 PRS Funding Requests by Campus
Lead Institution Year 1 Total ESIP LSU-AG $1,902,898 $9,891,719 $500,000 LSU-BR $7,672,869 $36,260,768 $0 LSUHSC-NO $4,215,213 $19,162,558 $1,101,262 LSUHSC-S $1,552,472 $7,235,650 LA Tech $1,750,499 $11,264,431 LUMCON $198,418 $568,651 Loyola $125,773 $844,309 $86,536 SLU $722,479 $3,102,114 SUBR $2,518,115 $16,033,243 $383,999 Tulane $6,004,222 $29,152,901 $1,325,000 TUHSC $6,775,586 $33,164,487 $825,472 UL Lafayette $6,403,245 $30,524,599 $409,909 UNO $1,999,977 $10,799,853 $800,000 TOTAL $41,841,766 $208,005,283 $5,432,178 Overall Total (Total + ESIP): $213,437,461

16 Primarily Research Subprogram Review Process

17 Primarily Research Subprogram Subject-Area Review Panels
April 16-23 Biological Sciences (16 proposals) Gerald Sonnenfeld, SUNY Binghamton University, Chair Christopher D’Elia, University of South Florida St. Petersburg Clinton Grubbs, University of Alabama at Birmingham Michael J. Friedlander, Baylor College of Medicine Information Technology (8 proposals) John T. Gorgone, Bentley College, Chair Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida Phil Andrews, San Diego Supercomputer Center Materials Science (8 proposals) Paul Peercy, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Chair David J. Duquette, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Angela M. Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

18 Primarily Research Subprogram Final Review Panel May 2 - 4
Winfred Phillips, Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School, University of Florida John Cidlowski, Head of the Molecular Endocrinology Group and Chief of the Laboratory of Signal Transduction, National Institute of Environmental Health Studies, National Institutes of Health Jordan Konisky, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, Rice University Jack Dongarra, Director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory and Center for Information Technology, University of Tennessee J. Trent Williams, Principal, Research Technology Strategies, Inc.

19 PRS Summary Funding Recommendations
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING (PRIORITY I) (4) Rank # Lead Institution Principal Investigator Total Requested Total Recommended 1 008 LSUHSC-NO Alistair Ramsay $7,212,558 $5,500,000 2 011 LA Tech Vir Phoha $3,638,104 $3,600,000* 3 005 LSU-BR Edward Seidel $14,730,021 $7,000,000 4 032 UNO Charles O’Connor $8,800,000 $5,000,000* TOTAL $34,380,683 $21,100,000 * Includes $600,000 in ESIP monies

20 HIGH QUALITY OF INVESTIGATORS
FINAL PANEL COMMENT HIGH QUALITY OF INVESTIGATORS For diverse audiences it is important to emphasize that all proposals considered are led by nationally recognized and established researchers.

21 PRS Summary Funding Recommendations
RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING IF ADDITIONAL MONIES BECOME AVAILABLE (PRIORITY II) (5) Rank # Lead Institution Principal Investigator Total Requested Total Recommended 5 010 LSUHSC-S Steven Pruett $7,235,650 $5,000,000 6 007 LSUHSC-NO Nicolas Bazan $9,450,000 $6,000,000 7 021 TULANE Wayne Reed $13,000,000 8 029 ULL Dmitri Perkins $6,554,925 $3,000,000 9 009 Hilary Thompson $2,500,000 $1,250,000 TOTAL $38,740,575 $20,250,000

22 PRS -- RANK #1 “Center of Excellence for Vaccine Development”
Interviewees Alistair Ramsay Professor of Medicine LSUHSC-NO Joseph Moerschbaecher V.C. for Academic Affairs LSUHSC-NO Paula Gregory Associate Professor of Genetics LSUHSC-NO Tarun Mandal Professor of Pharmacy Xavier Aaron Miscenich Executive Director New Orleans BioInnovation Ctr.

23 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS
“Center of Excellence for Vaccine Development” -- #1 ● These well-funded, productive, and outstanding researchers have the expertise to make the program successful. ● This is an outstanding proposal to develop a vaccine center for the State of Louisiana which could have national and international prominence.

24 PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PRS -- Rank #1 Due to budgetary limitations, the panel recommends that funding be reduced from the requested level of $7.2 million to $5.5 million, of which $600,000 is to come from ESIP. Matching funds should remain at the level indicated in the proposal. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 $1,448,956 $1,010,901 $1,012,117 $1,013,368 $1,014,658

25 “Center for Excellence in Integrated Smart Sensor Surveillance System”
PRS -- RANK #2 “Center for Excellence in Integrated Smart Sensor Surveillance System” Interviewees Les Guice V.P., Research & Development LA Tech Vir V. Phoha Professor of Computer Science LA Tech Brooks Keel V.C., Research & Eco. Development LSU-BR Kody Varahramyan Professor Electrical Engineering & Director IfM LA Tech Dave Norris Director, Enterprise Ctr. LA Tech Peter Chen Professor Computer Science LSU-BR S. S. Iyengar Professor Computer Science LSU-BR Gabrielle Allen Assoc. Prof. LSU-BR

26 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS
“Center for Excellence in Integrated Smart Sensor Surveillance System” -- #2 ● Faculty expertise and experience is outstanding. ● The research is significant, innovative, and important. ● This project achieves the goals of the P-KSFI PRS.

27 PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PRS -- Rank #2 The budget is justified and matching commitments are appropriate. The final panel recommends full five-year funding at a level of $3.6 million. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 $380,634 $805,620 $827,455 $845,146 $741,145

28 PRS -- RANK #3 “The LONI Institute: Advancing Biology, Materials and Computational Sciences for Research, Education, and Economic Development” Interviewees Joe Neigel Instructor, Biology ULL Harold Silverman V.C. of Academic Affairs & Dean, Graduate Sch. LSU-BR Ed Seidel Director, Ctr. for Computation & Technology LSU-BR Don Gaver Professor Biomedical Engineering Tulane Les Guice V.P. of Research & Development LA Tech Mike Stubblefield Director, CEES SU-BR Habib Mohamadian Dean of Engineering SU-BR Scott Whittenberg Professor of Chemistry UNO

29 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “The LONI Institute” -- #3
● If successful, this could become a world-class center. ● LONI is an excellent cooperative and multi-institutional partnership with which to further the State’s research and educational missions. ● The investigators have done an outstanding job of raising federal and other dollars to support this initiative.

30 PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PRS -- Rank #3 The panel unanimously recommends that the proposal be funded at a level of $7 million for a five-year period. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 $1,601,390 $1,322,040 $1,339,074 $1,359,589 $1,377,907

31 PRS -- RANK #4 “A Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in AMRI at the University of New Orleans” W. L. Zhou ARMI UNO Mark DeCoster IfM LA Tech Interviewees Yuri Lvov LA Tech Charles O’Connor Advanced Research Materials Inst. UNO John Wiley AMRI UNO Kevin Stokes AMRI UNO Gabriel Caruntu NanoPrism Technologies, Inc. Joe King Dean, Col. of Sci. UNO Matthew Tarr AMRI UNO Scott Whittenberg Professor of Chemistry UNO Robert Cashner V.C. for Research UNO Norma Grace V.C. for Tech. & Eco. Dev. UNO

32 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS
“A Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology” -- #4 ● This is a very strong group of well-established and productive investigators, many of whom have worked together previously. ● The proposal presents very solid technology transfer and commercialization plans which are comprehensive in scope and well supported. ● This proposal contains compelling and innovative research ideas, especially in the energy storage work. ● This program has the potential to become a center of excellence in Louisiana.

33 PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PRS -- Rank #4 The panel recommends that the proposal be funded at a level of $5 million over 5 years and that the institutional match be maintained at the proposed level. The panel recommends that $600,000 come from ESIP funds. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 $1,363,636 $909,091

34 White Papers Submitted
July 10, 2006 78 Proposals Submitted 32 March 15, 2007 Proposals Selected for Final Review April 23, 2007 9 Proposals Recommended for Funding 4 May 23–24, 2007

35 DISTRIBUTION OF P-KSFI MONEY BY YEAR BY INSTITUTION
______________________ *The lead institution is indicated in red.

36 STAFF FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRIMARILY RESEARCH SUBPROGRAM
The staff recommends that the Board approve the four (4) Post-Katrina Support Fund Initiative (P-KSFI) Primarily Research Subprogram (PRS) proposals recommended by consultants for funding at the levels and durations and with the stipulations provided by consultants.

37 REVIEW AND RECOMMENDED FUNDING FOR PRIMARILY EDUCATION SUBPROGRAM (PES) PROPOSALS

38 Primarily Education Subprogram Funding Requests
Lead Institution Year 1 Total ESIP Delgado $242,633 $1,278,422 $99,892 LSU-S $133,175 $406,075 $0 Loyola $255,278 $1,329,902 $50,000 McNeese $6,500 $52,710 $163,010 Nicholls $124,630 $623,150 Nunez $959,600 $1,924,550 Our Lady of Holy Cross $764,496 $2,128,991 $600,000 SELU $58,400 $496,400 Xavier $122,125 $1,487,785 $150,000 TOTAL $2,666,837 $9,727,985 $1,062,902 Overall Total (Total + ESIP): $10,790,887

39 Primarily Education Subprogram Review Process

40 Primarily Education Subprogram Review Panel May 6 - 8
George Watson, Senior Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics University of Delaware David Van Wylen, Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, St. Olaf College Glenda Gentile, Director of Undergraduate Research, University of Arizona

41 PROPOSALS RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING (PRIORITY I) (7) Rank # Lead Institution Principal Investigator Total Requested Total Recommended 1 002 LSU-S Nathan Hutchings $406,075 2 009 Xavier Shubha Ireland $1,487,785 $1,047,125 3 008 SELU David Norwood $496,408 $425,000 4 001 Delgado CC Warren Duclos $1,278,422 $965,000 5 005 Nicholls Raj Boopathy $623,150 $500,000 6 003 Loyola Frank Jordan $1,329,902 $625,000 7 004 McNeese Luther Stevenson $163,010 TOTAL $5,784,752 $4,131,210

42 Math Science Technology Caddo Parish School Board
PES – RANK #1 “Shreveport/Bossier SciNet: Using Information Technology Resources to Develop Interdisciplinary Life Science Education Enhancements in Freshman/Sophomore Life Science and High School Curricula” INTERVIEWEES Nathan Hutchings Chair, Dept. of Biology LSU-S Jeff Roberts Math Science Technology Caddo Parish School Board Paul Sisson Dean College of Science LSU-S

43 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “Shreveport/Bossier SciNet” -- #1
● This is a comprehensive, interactive plan for curriculum development, high school teacher workshops, and research experiences that is likely to measurably improve student preparedness at multiple levels in the STEM pipeline, from high school through undergraduate education. ● This project is led by a dynamic and committed team, and includes an effective collaboration between LSU-S and regional high schools.

44 FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PES -- Rank #1 The panel recommends full funding at the level of $406,075, with annual allocations as proposed. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 $133,175 $78,975 $87,400 $73,900 $32,625

45 V.P. Office of Resource Development
PES – RANK #2 “P-KSFI/Xavier Biothrust 21: Rebounding from Katrina and Achieving New Heights in Educating a 21st Century Biosciences Workforce” INTERVIEWEES Shubha Ireland Chair, Dept. of Biology Xavier Michelle Boissiere Coordinator, Biology Xavier Mary Carmichael Coordinator, Biology Xavier Gene D’Amour V.P. Office of Resource Development Xavier Cecile Brookover Assist. Professor Dept. of Psychology Xavier

46 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “P-KSFI/Xavier Biothrust 21”– #2
● This comprehensive project addresses the problem of sizable failure rates of students in introductory biology courses through laboratory and curriculum revision, tutoring and mentoring, and internships. ● Xavier has a long tradition of success in educating science graduates. This project’s role in continuing that tradition will yield broad impact in the region.

47 FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PES -- Rank #2 The panel recommends funding at the full level of $272,125 for the first year, including $150,000 in ESIP funds, but also recommends reducing the award to $250,000 for years 2 and 3, $150,000 for year 4, and $125,000 for year 5. In each year, reductions should be made in requests for summer salaries and funding for support staff. The pledged level of institutional matching must be maintained in full throughout the project’s duration. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 $272,125 $250,000 $150,000 $125,000

48 Dean, College of Science & Technology
PES – RANK #3 “Leveraging Louisiana’s Industrial and Human Resources for Post-Katrina Recovery” INTERVIEWEES David Norwood Assoc. Professor Physics Southeastern Dan McCarthy Dean, College of Science & Technology Southeastern Debra Dolliver Assist. Professor Chemistry Southeastern

49 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS
“Leveraging Louisiana’s Industrial and Human Resources for Post-Katrina Recovery” -- #3 ● The Student Entrepreneurs as Active Leaders (SEAL) program is modeled after a successful program at Virginia Commonwealth University. ● This proposal is led by a strong interdisciplinary team of research-active faculty who will develop industrial collaborations and involve science majors in solving real-world problems. ● The program leadership is particularly strong, which indicates that success is likely....

50 FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PES -- Rank #3 The panel recommends funding for the first year at the level of $50,000; $75,000 for year 2; and $100,000 per year for the remaining three years. The pledged level of institutional match is a positive element of the proposal and should be maintained in full. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 $50,000 $75,000 $100,000

51 PES – RANK #4 “Revised and New Curricula to Meet Post-Katrina Employment Development Needs of the Region” INTERVIEWEES Warren Duclos Chair, Computer Information Tech. Delgado CC Cris Koutsougeras Chair, Computer Sci. & Industrial Tech. Southeastern Warren Puneky Dean, Business & Technology Delgado CC Daniel McCarthy Dean, College of Sci. & Tech. Southeastern Troy Kammerdiener Assist. Prof., Col. of Sci. & Tech. Southeastern

52 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS
“Revised and New Curricula to Meet Post-Katrina Employment” – #4 ● Curriculum alignment will aid in the student transition from Delgado, a two-year institution, to Southeastern’s four-year degree program. ● This proposal institutionalizes the collaboration of Delgado and Southeastern to address the IT needs of the regional business community. ● With the establishment of new curricula and the equipment to support them, the programs in computer information technology at both institutions will be strengthened.

53 FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PES -- Rank #4 The panel recommends funding Delgado at the level of $235,000 for the first year, with $135,000 coming from ESIP funding. In year 2, the panel recommends that Delgado be funded at the level of $100, Further, the panel recommends funding Southeastern at the level of $65,000 per year for the first two years for equipping and initiating the Network Systems Administration Laboratory (NetSal). In years 3 and 4, the panel recommends that Delgado and Southeastern be funded at the combined level of $250,000. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 $300,000 $165,000 $250,000

54 PES – RANK #5 “Laboratory Education Experiences for Freshman and Sophomore Level Undergraduate Students in Biological Sciences” INTERVIEWEES Rajkumar Nathaniel Asst. Prof. Biological Sciences Nicholls John Doucet Assoc. Prof. Biological Sciences Nicholls Earl Melancon Head, Biological Sciences Nicholls Carroll Falcon Provost Nicholls Larry Howell Assoc. Provost Nicholls Debi Benoit, Director Research & Sponsored Prog. Nicholls

55 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS
“Laboratory Education Experiences for Freshman and Sophomore” -- #5 ● This project is designed to ensure student access and success in biology by bolstering the performance of C-grade students through a two-pronged plan to reform the laboratory experience and establish a mentoring program. ● The emphasis of this project is on providing an undergraduate research experience that is bolstered by broad faculty participation with strong administrative support and a committed leadership team, including an eager cohort of junior faculty participants.

56 FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PES -- Rank #5 The panel recommends funding at a level of $100,000 per year for five years. Because the undergraduate research program operates only during the academic year, faculty salary support for summer work does not seem warranted and should be eliminated. Institutional support is strong and should be maintained in full. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 $100,000

57 PES – RANK #6 “An Interdisciplinary and Experimental Approach to Strengthen Recruitment, Retention, and training in Biological and Materials Sciences in Post-Katrina New Orleans” INTERVIEWEES Frank Jordan Chair Dept. of Biological Sciences Loyola George Capowich Special Assist. to Provost for Research & Development Loyola

58 SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS
“An Interdisciplinary and Experimental Approach” -- #6 ● The proposal uses an interdisciplinary approach to target STEM pipeline gaps in student transition from high school to post-secondary education by improving the mentoring culture and incorporating more experiential learning. ● Both Loyola and New Orleans could benefit substantially from this project.

59 FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PES -- Rank #6 The panel recommends that funding be reduced from the requested $175,000 to a level of $100,000 per year, except for year 1. In year 1, the PES commitment of $100,000 will be supplemented by $125,000 of ESIP funds for a total of $225,000. The panel recommends that the request for faculty and staff salaries be reduced by half, and that the number and size of teams be reduced accordingly. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 $225,000 $100,000

60 PES – RANK #7 “Mentoring at McNeese State University (McMentor)”
INTERVIEWEES Harold Stevenson Professor Environmental Sci. McNeese Janet Woolman Director, Office of Research Services & Sponsored Programs McNeese Nikos Kiritsis Dean, Col. of Engineering & Eng. Technology McNeese

61 SELETED PANEL COMMENTS
“Mentoring at McNeese State University (McMentor)”– #7 ● This proposal focuses on changing student behavior through peer mentoring and has excellent plans for implementing a student-to-student mentoring program for the STEM disciplines. ● If the project is successful, student retention is likely to increase.

62 FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
PES -- Rank #7 The panel recommends funding at the requested level of $59,210 from ESIP funds for the first year. The remaining three years should be supported with PES funds, at the level of $34,600 per year. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 $59,210 $34,600

63 DISTRIBUTION OF P-KSFI MONEY BY YEAR BY INSTITUTION
______________________ *Institutions where not required to partner when submitting applications to the PES.

64 STAFF FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRIMARILY EDUCATION SUBPROGRAM
The staff recommends that the Board approve the seven (7) Post-Katrina Support Fund Initiative (P-KSFI) Primarily Education Subprogram (PES) proposals recommended by consultants for funding at the levels and durations and with the stipulations provided by consultants.


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