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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



PAD Seminar: Insights for Successful Foundation Funding
October 2 2014 at 1:00 PM
5057 Woodward
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, Insights for Successful Foundation Funding, will take place Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. Topics will include: How to find foundation funding Meeting foundations' mission statements Building a relationship with your foundation program officer And more! The moderator will be Heidi Coates, director of Foundation Relations. Speakers will include Julianne Bjarnesen, senior Foundation Relations officer, and Julie Burtch, Foundation Relations officer. We hope to see you there!
IRB Training Session: Submitting New Research for IRB Review
October 3 2014 at 12:00 PM
State Hall
IRB Training Sessions are open to all students, faculty and affiliated staff interested in learning about IRB review of research. Learn the requirements for new full board, expedited and exempt review submissions. The session will cover how to identify which forms to complete, what information to include on the forms, what other research related documents to submit and how to avoid common submission errors.  When: Friday, October 3, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Where: WSU Main Campus, State Hall,  Room 331 Speaker: Ray-Nitra Pugh, Education Coordinator, IRB Administration Office
IRB Training Session: Continuations - How to Renew IRB Approval of Research Prior to Expiration
October 7 2014 at 3:00 PM
Scott Hall
IRB Training Sessions are open to all students, faculty and affiliated staff interested in learning about IRB review of research. This session will include how to submit for renewal of an already approved expedited or full board research study. The session will include a discussion of the continuation process, how to complete the forms, what documents are required for the submission, and how to determine if expedited review is permissible. When: Tuesday, October 07, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Where: WSU Medical Campus, Scott Hall, Room 1358 Speaker: Ray-Nitra Pugh, Education Coordinator, IRB Administration Office
Laboratory Safety Training
October 8 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!)
WSU Research Administrators Meeting - October
October 9 2014 at 9:00 AM
Scott Hall
The Sponsored Program Administration office is hosting a monthly 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.
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