Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to inform you that our INTAS proposal was accepted in the first round. Enclosed is the e-mail I received from INTAS.
My first task will be to write a SHORT WORKPLAN which INTAS will use during the project to measure and evaluate our progress. A carefully thought out plan will save us a LOT OF TIME in the future in submitting interim reports. I might need your help in choosing the so-called milestones for the short workplan.
I would like to take the current opportunity to express in behalf of of the members of the original project our thanks and gratitude to Ronnie Brown for his superb job over the past 7 years coordinating that project. I would like to welcome all previous and new members to the current project and to express my pleasure looking forward to working with all of you in the coming years.

Wish best wishes, Tony Bak
 (Bielefeld 15 March 2001)