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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!

  • Nanotechnology Research at Wayne State University

    Nanotechnology Research at Wayne State University



Laboratory Safety Training
November 3 2014 at 1:00 PM
C. S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
This training addresses issues related to chemical safety, chemical waste disposal, and emergency procedures in the laboratory. It is required once for all employees who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals. This class combines the former OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Hazardous Waste & Emergency Procedures classes. Topics covered: Contents of the OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) WSU Chemical Hygiene Plan Physical and health hazards of chemicals Safety equipment in the laboratory Safe handling and storage of chemicals Safety Data Sheets, Hazard Classification & Labeling Personal protective equipment Explanation of EPA, MDEQ, and DOT regulations Explanation of the WSU Emergency Contingency Plan Laboratory employee's responsibilities as a hazardous waste generator Definitions of hazardous waste Procedures for collection, labeling, storage and removal of waste Responding to injuries, spills, fires, and other emergencies in the laboratory Click here to view the Laboatory Safety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!)
IRB Training: IRB 101 – The Basics
November 4 2014 at 10:00 AM
Scott Hall
This session will include a presentation on the functions and responsibilities of an IRB, why an IRB is important, and how the IRB works to review and approve research protocols. A general overview of the levels of review, the forms to use, and where to find documents on the IRB website will be provided. This presentation will be helpful for researchers and research staff submitting to the IRB for the first time and for those who are experienced but would like a better understanding of an IRB. When: Wednesday, November 04, 2014, 10:00 am– 11:00 amWhere: WSU Medical Campus, Scott Hall Room 1358Speaker: Ray-Nitra Pugh, CIP, Education Coordinator, IRB Administration Office
Nano@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Christopher Kelly of Physics and Dr. Federico Rabuffetti of Chemistry
November 4 2014 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, November 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne State University Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48201.   The presenters will be Wayne State University faculty members Dr. Christopher Kelly, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Federico Rabuffetti, assistant professor of chemistry.  Dr. Kelly will present, "The Interplay of Molecular Organization, Lipid Phases, and Curvature in Biological Membranes." Dr. Rabuffetti will present, "Inorganic Materials for Bioimaging and Solid-State Lighting."  A reception will follow in the Welcome Center Lobby from 3:30-4:00 p.m. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Dr. Kelly's Abstract: Many essential biological processes depend on the interaction of lipid, proteins, and carbohydrates that occur at nanometer length scales. However, the diffraction-limit of conventional optical microscopes prevents the resolution of structures smaller than 200 nm. Dr. Kelly and his research team are developing novel optical methods to elucidate the interdependence of molecular organization, lipid phase, and membrane curvature. With near-field fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy, they have resolved the single-molecule cross-linking of membrane proteins in the initial stage of an immunological response. With polarized localization microscopy, they have resolved membrane curvature and molecular reorganization with 20 nm uncertainty. They aim to utilize these techniques to determine the preferential sorting of membrane proteins and lipid phases to sites of nanoscale membrane curvature for the discovery of the basic physical mechanisms governing complex biological processes. Dr. Rabuffetti's Abstract:  In this talk, Dr. Rabuffett will give an overview of the research program he is developing at Wayne State University, which focuses on the development of inorganic solid state materials and nanomaterials employed in fluorescence bioimaging and solid state lighting. He will describe the scientific challenges in each one of these areas and how he will address them with two distinct subtasks. The first subtask targets the synthesis of new functional materials whose performance surpasses the current state-of-the-art. The second subtask emphasizes the simultaneous use of complimentary analytical techniques to achieve a comprehensive description of composition‒structure‒function relationships; this information is critical for the development of functional materials by design.
Write Winning Grant Proposals (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
November 5 2014 at 8:30 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. The main campus seminar will take place November 5, 2014, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and required infomormation must be completed by October 20, 2014.
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Workers
November 5 2014 at 1:00 PM
C. S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
This training is required annually for all employees who work with materials that are handled at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), including work with human blood, body fluids, tissue, cell lines, animals infected with human pathogens, mammalian viruses, etc. Employees who have taken this class at least once at WSU may take the annual refresher on-line. Topics covered include: Explanation of Biosafety Principles and Levels from CDC/NIH Contents of the WSU Biosafety Manual & Exposure Control Plan Explanation of bloodborne infectious diseases Procedures to follow in an exposure incident Safe work practices Personal protective equipment Use of biological safety cabinets and other safety equipment Biohazard waste disposal rules, and much more. Click here to view the Biosafety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!) Click here for an explanation of Biosafety Levels.  
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