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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



IRB Training Session: Requirements for Closing a Research Study with the IRB
October 21 2014 at 10:00 AM
IRB Administration Office
Learn the criteria for when you can close a study and what private identifiable information/specimens can be kept.  Learn how to successfully complete the Closure form for your study. When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Where: : WSU IRB Administration Office, 87 East Canfield, 2nd Floor, Conference Room, Speaker: Gayle Kusch, Senior Director, Compliance, Office of the Vice President of Research  
External IRB Requests - Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
October 21 2014 at 2:00 PM
IRB Administration Office
Researchers and Research staff submitting to external IRBs are invited to attend this session. Some industry sponsored clinical trials and National Cancer Institute sponsored research may qualify for review through an external IRB (WIRB, CIRB, and UIRB). Research that will be reviewed by an external IRB must first meet Wayne State's institutional and regulatory requirements (Financial Conflict of Interest, Biosafety, and HIPAA) prior to submitting to the external IRB. This seminar will discuss common issues that delay requests for use of an external Institutional Review Board (IRB) by Wayne State researchers.  Topics will include: Wayne State requirements for requests to use an external IRB, HIPAA research requirements, and an overview of common issues with requests for external IRB review. Speakers: Corey Zolondek, PhD, IRB Operations Manager and Ginette Borovicka, Manager, Research Compliance  
Sustainability@Wayne Seminar with Jacqueline Isaacs, Northeastern University
October 21 2014 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center Auditorium
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne State University Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren.   The guest presenter will be Dr. Jacqueline Isaacs, professor of mechanical and industrial engineeering at Northeastern University. She will present "Commercialization of CNT-enabled Products: Examining the Tradeoffs." A reception will follow in the Welcome Center Lobby from 3:30-4:00 p.m. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Abstract: Responsible commercialization of nano-enabled products (NEPs) will encompass not only the successful development of economically viable manufacturing techniques, but also, a conscious and systematic consideration of short and long-term societal impacts to avoid unintended consequences. The US National Nanotechnology Initiative has urged for more effective use of life cycle analysis (LCA) in decision-making, which in turn demands greater consideration of the ethical, legal, and social impacts (ELSI) of nanomanufacturing processes as they scale to commercial production. As part of its mission to establish novel directed self-assembly processes and techniques for continuous and scalable nanomanufacturing, the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN at Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of New Hampshire) is developing three CNT applications that will soon move to large-scale production: electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, batteries, and chemical- and bio- sensors. Our current research (involving researchers from NU, UML and Yale) leverages CHN’s technical efforts by developing knowledge about life cycle impacts of CNT-enabled products – from manufacturing, through use and end-of-life. Worker safety is considered during manufacture and at product disposal in light of the uncertain hazards of CNTs. Process economics that include various levels of protection are explored. Recycled nanomaterials are explored for technical viability. Exposure assessments during end-of-life processing offer options to avoid exposures. Policy issues for responsible, sustainable development of nano-enabled products are also concurrently assessed. Results from this work will contribute to reducing the potential unintended consequences of CNT releases on human health and the environment. Bio: Jacqueline A. Isaacs is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University and associate director of the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), where she leads the Responsible Manufacturing Research Thrust.  Her specific research focuses on economic and environmental assessment of manufacturing processes, most recently focused on nanomanufacturing with carbon nanotube (CNT) materials. At CHN, her research group works on Life Cycle Assessment of various processes under development and assesses alternatives to uncover more environmentally benign processes or products. This work was initiated with an NSF grant to explore and compare process alternatives for the CNT production. Her 1998 NSF Career Award was one of the first that focused on environmentally benign manufacturing. Dr. Isaacs also guides research on development and assessment of educational computer games. She received a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and S.M and Sc.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been recognized by Northeastern University, receiving the President’s Aspiration Award in 2005 and a University-wide Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000. She is also a 2013 ELATE Fellow.  
PAD Seminar: Connecting with Research Cores
October 23 2014 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hall
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, Connecting with Research Cores, will take place Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Margherio Conference Center, Mazurek Education Commons, School of Medicine. At the seminar, representatives will be available at tables for discussion and information regarding university cores and research groups. We hope to see you there!
IRB Training Session: Confidentiality, Storage and Protection of Research Data
October 27 2014 at 3:00 PM
Webinar - Your Desk
IRB Training Sessions are open to all students, faculty and affiliated staff interested in learning about IRB review of research. This IRB training session will cover different types of research data, appropriate storage of data and the regulatory requirements to address how the confidentiality participant data will be maintained and protected. When: Monday , October 27, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Where: Your Desk – Webinar Presentation Online, link will be sent when you RSVP Speaker: Ray-Nitra Pugh, Education Coordinator, IRB Administration Office    
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