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The Division of Research invites you to view the website, The Grant Life Cycle, that aims to assist Wayne State University faculty and administrators navigate through the six steps that make up the grant process:

  • Generating your idea
  • Finding funding
  • Developing your proposal
  • Submitting your proposal
  • Awaiting and responding to the decision
  • Managing your award

This user-friendly website offers guidance and tips as well as step-by-step tutorial videos on how to develop a proposal on our new electronic proposal development and submission program, E-prop (COEUSLite), use our new grants program, Researcher's Dashboard, and more.

We invite you to visit this site often at http://spa.wayne.edu/grant/ to guide you through the grant life cycle process at Wayne State University!

Researcher's Dashboard

Researchre's Dashboard Video

Research Headlines

  • FROM START TO FINISH - WSU guides researchers through the Grant Life Cycle!

    FROM START TO FINISH - WSU guides researchers through the Grant Life Cycle!

Events

Sustainability@Wayne with John Bradburn of General Motors
September 8 2015 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, Setember 8, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  The guest speaker will be John Bradburn, Global Manager of Waster Reduction at General Motors.  The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.  Mr. Bradburn will present " Reimagining Waste to Change Our World."  The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested. Abstract:   A reception will immediately follow Mr. Bradburn's talk. 
WSU Research Administrators Meeting - September 2015
September 10 2015 at 9:00 AM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
The Sponsored Program Administration office is hosting a quarterly meeting for research administrators.  Meetings alternate between main campus and the School of Medicine. This meeting is a forum to discuss research administration current events, activities and other important topics that assist WSU grant managers across campus. In addition to grant managers, others involved in the grant administration process are invited to attend.
Fellowship and Grant Proposal Writing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Workshop
September 11 2015 at 1:00 PM
5057 Woodward
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to a Fellowship and Grant Proposal Writing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Workshop on Friday, September 11, 2015, 1-3 PM in 5057 Woodward (corner of Woodward and Putnam), 6th floor, Conference Room A.During this session, we will be reviewing and providing feedback on participants’ draft proposals that will be provided to all participants in advance of the session. This is an invaluable way to improve your proposal before it goes to the external agency. Successful grant and fellowship proposals will be circulated to participants prior to the workshop to allow for prepared observations and questions to be discussed during this session; however, the main emphasis of this session will be to workshop for participants’ draft proposals. This workshop is led by Arthur F. Marotti, Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State University. Dr. Marotti is the recipient of research fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1975-76), The American Council of Learned Societies (1988-89), and The National Endowment for the Humanities (2000 and 2005-6). In addition, he has been co-Principal Investigator on two federal grants (2002-7, 2007-10) from the Department of Education to fund bilateral exchanges of students and faculty with Brazilian universities. This workshop is open to WSU faculty and is FREE. Registration is required by September 5, 2015. Materials to be read for the workshop will be emailed to participants in advance.  After registering, if you would like your grant proposal to be reviewed at this workshop, please send proposals to Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu by September 5, 2015. If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu.
Nano@Wayne with L. James Lee, Ohio State University
September 15 2015 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested. The guest speaker will be Dr. L. James Lee, Helen C. Kurtz Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University. He will present, "Tethered Lipoplex Nanoparticle (TLN) Biochips for Extracellular Vesicles Based Early Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis." Dr. Lee founded and serves as the Director of NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices (CANPBD) at OSU. His research interest includes BioMEMS/NEMS, micro-/nanofabrication, and polymer and composite materials. He has more than 350 refereed journal publications, 30 patents and patent applications, and 14 book chapters. Abstract: Cancers cause millions of deaths worldwide each year and the annual cancer related health care cost is more than $500 billion. Even with such heavy spending, mortality rates of many cancer types remain very high. For example, 5-year survival rate for lung cancer and pancreatic cancer is 15% and 6% respectively. In addition to developing new drugs and treatment methods, non-invasive early detection and prognosis methods provide great potential to reduce mortality rates of cancer. "Liquid biopsy" based on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and extracellular vesicles (EVs) such as circulating microvesicles (MVs) or exosomes is currently the major focus of the field. Given their important role in regulating gene expression and recognizing that their dysfunction plays a critical role in human cancers, microRNAs (miRs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) have emerged as potential biomarkers for cancer detection. Here, we show that biochips using tethered lipoplex nanoparticles (TLNs) containing molecular beacons (MBs) can capture cell-derived EVs from body fluids such as blood and urine, and identify encapsulated RNA and EV surface membrane protein targets in a single step with minimal sample preparation (no need of exosome and total RNA collection) and sample size. A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Lee's presentation.
Sustainability@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Christodoulos A. Floudas, Director of theTexas A&M Energy InstituteUniversity
October 6 2015 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren. The guest speaker will be Dr. Christodoulos A. Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute..  Dr. Floudas will present "Hybrid Feedstock Energy Processes: Process Synthesis, Global Optimization, and Supply Chain Analysis."  The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested. Abstract: The primary aim in the discovery of hybrid energy processes is to combine coal, biomass, and natural gas to meet the United States transportation fuel demand. Dr. Floudas will outline the needs and introduce novel hybrid feedstock coal, biomass, and natural gas to liquids (CBGTL) process alternatives within a superstructure framework. Then, he will address important decisions at the process design and process synthesis level. Finally, he will present a novel framework for the optimal energy supply chain of CBGTL processes. Life cycle analysis on the nationwide energy supply chain shows that at least 50% reduction of GHG emissions is attainable. A reception will immediately follow Dr. Floudas' talk.
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