January 7, 1997 Hello MADE members, Please give the following your utmost attention and support. Dr. Jorge Marcondes, MADE Analysis Committee Head and Associate Professor at San Jose State University is trying to obtain a grant that will aid the MADE objective along with supporting the ISTA/IoPP data collection efforts. Please review the following request and respond to Jorge ASAP with a letter of your support. In order to meet the grant proposal deadline, Dr. Marcondes must receive these letters no later than January 27, 1997. Best regards, Paul Russell ______________________________ Forward Header __________________________________ Subject: NSF/EPA Proposal Letters of Support Author: Non-HP-mccartl (firstname.lastname@example.org) at HP-PaloAlto,mimegw3 Date: 1/7/97 12:18 PM MEMORANDUM VIA E-MAIL January 7, 1997 TO: Paul Russell Hewlett Packard FROM: Leticia McCart San Jose State University RE: NSF/EPA PROPOSAL Thank you for your continued support of our proposal which will be submitted to the National Science Foundation/Environmental Protection Agency (NSF/EPA) Partnership Program for Environmental Research. If funded, this work will significantly advance the progress of the MADE (Measurement and Analysis of Distribution Environments) study and its outcomes. Unfortunately, we are working under a very short turnaround time as the proposal must be received by EPA no later than January 31, 1997. Specifically, you have expressed willingness to help secure letters of support from organizations/individuals who are members of the MADE task group. Since the NSF/EPA program specifically solicits university/industry partnerships, these letters are very critical documents to include with the proposal. The letters of support need not be lengthy documents (maximum one page) but should include the following key points: 1. Communicate enthusiasm and need for the project. 2. Identify the specific role your organization will have in the project. Why is this role particularly appropriate and timely in relation to current organizational activities, priorities, etc. If possible, identify the key individual participants who are likely to be directly involved -- this would probably be the individual(s) who have already been involved with MADE activities. 3. Identify specific contributions your organization will commit to the project. These contributions can be cash, in-kind donations, engineering time (human resources), use of equipment or service (value), etc... 4. Close document by reaffirming your organizational commitment to collaborating with San Jose State University (Dr. Jorge Marcondes) to achieve the research objectives and advancing the progress of the MADE task group. Ideally, we'd like to receive an original letter on the company letterhead. Recognizing the limited time available to secure letters, second best would be to receive a faxed version of the letter and as a last resort, e-mail will work as well. The letters should be addressed to: Dr. Jorge Marcondes Associate Professor of Packaging Technology San Jose State University One Washington Square San Jose, California 95192-0058 Dr. Marcondes e-mail address is: email@example.com and his fax # is 408/924-2955 or 408/924-3114. Thank you again for all of your support and assistance.