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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

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

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


Nano@Wayne with Dr. Nicholas Kotov, University of Michigan
March 31 2015 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center Auditorium
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center auditorium. The guest presenter will be Dr. Nicholas Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He will present,"Self-Organization of Nanoparticles: from Fundamentals to Applications and Global Problems." A reception will immediately follow in the Welcome Center Lobby. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Abstract: Intrinsic ability of nanoparticles (NPs) to self-organize can be seen virtually everywhere around us. Although omnipresent, the mechanisms of these processes are not well understood and include many surprises. A step toward clarification ofthese mechanisms can be achieved by juxtaposition of self-organization processes known for biological species and NPs. Key results of biomimetic and theoretical analysis based on consideration of electrostatic and dispersion interactions of such processes will be presented. Two general classes of assemblies will be considered. Self-organized structures known as “terminal” cannot grow beyond a certain size. The second class of assemblies known as “extended” may continuously grow along specific directions. The distinction between these two cases will be made based on the balance of attractive and repulsive interactions between NPs using simplified phase diagrams.The key differences with similar assemblies observed for biological building blocks and fundamental problems associated with quantitative description of forces between NPs will be elaborated. Practical relevance of terminal and extended assemblies from NPs is based on their simplicity, versatility, and multifunctionality. They also retain special optical, electrical, and catalytic properties of inorganic nanomaterials. Extended assemblies in the form of nanoparticle sheets can display surprisingly high electron conductivity suitable for electronic and energy harvesting devices. Self-limited supraparticles can be made from a variety of charged NPs as well as from their combinations with biomolecules. Low molecular weight molecules can be easily incorporated into them as well. Terminal assemblies were also made using self-limited biological interactions typical for oligonucleotide strands. Chiral assemblies with geometry of “open scissors” were made from gold nanorods using this approach. In collaboration with Prof. Xu Chuanlai from Jiangnan University, it was demonstrated exceptionally low detection limits for detection (LOD) of DNA and proteins when circular dichroism spectroscopy is used for an analytical tool. The latest data also indicate that chiral nanoparticle assemblies can also occur in space.
CANCELLED - PAD Seminar - Models of Interdisciplinary Team Science Education
April 2 2015 at 2:00 PM
5057 Woodward
This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the fall. The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Models of Interdisciplinary Team Science Education, will take place Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Julie Thompson Klein, Professor of Humanities, English and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development, Division of Research. Although PAD seminars will no longer be recorded due to low viewing activity, please see past seminar videos and handouts on the PAD website. If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact fgiblin@wayne.edu. We hope to see you at this informative PAD session!
Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors Seminar Series
April 2 2015 at 3:00 PM
Eugene Applebaum Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences
"Prevention of  Toxicant-Accelerated Autoimmunity By Consumption Omega-3 Fatty Acids" Presented by, James J. Pestka, Ph.D. University Distinguished Professor Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Michigan State University Center for Integrative Toxicology  
Biomedical Publications Seminar
April 3 2015 at 8:30 AM
Scott Hall
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a biomedical publications seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. A Biomedical Publications Seminar will take place Friday, April 3, 2015, 8:30AM to 5PM at Margherio Conference Center, Mazurek Education Commons at Scott Hall on the medical campus. OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. Cost for attendees is $75 and may be paid by department index account transfer or personal check. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Most junior faculty members, post-doctoral research fellows, and graduate students receive little formal training on how to publish / present the results of their work. Included in this comprehensive seminar is everything from practical tips on composing the manuscript, through choosing the appropriate journal and understanding its review process, to strategies that are related to revision and resubmission. Participants will learn: What the most efficient approach is for producing publishable data How to decide who will be included as authors, and in what order How to write with maximal clarity and precision How to avoid giving the perception of conflict of interest And much more! For more information and to register, visit http://www.research.wayne.edu/seminars-training/grant-seminars.php. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu.
Laboratory Safety Training
April 8 2015 at 10:00 AM
5425 Woodward
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!)  
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