University of Delaware
Stimulus Working Group

Stimulus Working Group

Traning for new ARRA mandatory Online Reporting tool

Memo from Dr. Mark A. Barteau, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost for Resarch and Strategic Intiatives

Date: September 16, 2009; 12-1:30 Place: Trabant Multi-Purpose Room A

The Provost and I invite you to attend a very important session on ARRA Reporting.

Faculty members receiving funding with the ARRA stipulation on terms and conditions have a responsibility to report their progress. As you may know, failure to comply with these reports may result in a loss of funding to your award and/or to the University.

In an effort to streamline this reporting we have developed an on-line tool which Faculty will use to input their narrative responses. To that end, all ARRA funded faculty, related department chairs, deans and administrators are invited to attend a lunch meeting where the quarterly report on-line tool will be shared.

Contact to schedule a ARRA training session

Download 9/16/09 training handout (pdf)

Online Reporting



April 21, 2009 - UD releases Impact Statements for ARRA funds

The University of Delaware community spends about $410 Million annually in Delaware. It is estimated that the total economic impact of UD in Delaware exceeds $750 Million. Due to the University’s central location in the Mid-Atlantic Region, the overall annual economic impact reaches well beyond the State and the region and is estimated at $1.5 Billion.

In 2008, the University of Delaware population includes 3,700 faculty and staff and about 20,500 students. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the estimated annual expenditures of the university support approximately 7,760 jobs in Delaware, one of every 54 jobs in the State.


May 21, 2009 - NSF to use FASTLANE exclusively for all proposal submissions

Due to an expected increase in submissions relating to the processing of Recovery Act proposals, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has authorized agencies to use alternative methods for proposal submission and acceptance. As you know, NSF is able to accept directly its full complement of proposals, both regular submissions and those additional proposals anticipated under the Recovery Act, using our long-established FastLane capabilities for proposal submission and acceptance. Therefore, in order to assist in the effort to alleviate system strain and increase system capacity, proposers will now be required to prepare and submit proposals to NSF through use of the NSF FastLane system.

Effective immediately, new funding opportunities issued by NSF will exclusively require the use of FastLane to prepare and submit proposals. In addition, NSF plans to revise existing funding opportunity documents to reflect this change and to remove all active application packages from APPLY. NSF will continue to post information about available funding opportunities to FIND

Detailed instructions regarding the technical aspects of proposal preparation and submission via FastLane are available at:

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Policy Office on 703.292.8243 or by e-mail to


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