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Dear All,

I am writing to remind you about two separate but related pieces of information that are collected in RAS. This information is used for the university and school/center reporting purposes and are very important to complete.

  1. Keywords: as you know, this field is a dropdown menu which is rather long. You can easily see what is in that dropdown and share with the investigator at this link: I am working to additionally place this link on the RAD website in the Proposal section where you will be able to easily find it.

New “Grand Challenge” Field:  A little while ago a new field has been added in RAS to the Proposal Details page to store a newly REQUIRED “Grand Challenge” value, where each proposal will be matched to its nearest relevant strategic research opportunity area at the University. There is an option to indicate ‘none’ if none of Grand Challenges apply. Please see attached “Grand Challenges and Keywords” job aid for more information and instructions