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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: 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    
Nano@Wayne seminar with Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara
October 28 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, October 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium.  The guest presenter will be Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Memphis.  Dr. Fujiwara will present, "Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Biomaterials for Drug and Gene Delivery." A reception will immediately follow in the Welcome Center Lobby. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Dr. Fujiwara received her Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 2001. Her research interest is polymeric architectures in molecular- and nano-scale that govern various properties of materials. Stimuli-responsiveness is an addition to use the polymeric/organic materials in smart ways.  Abstract: Polymeric micelles and gels have been applied to biomedical field with remarkable advance in the therapeutic and clinical devices/methods for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and medical sensors. Biodegradable and bio-based polymer, polylactide (PLA) has been studied and used for a variety of applications. Designing the systems that enhance the unique properties of PLA is of great interest towards smart and sustainable treatment. Chemistry manages PLA structure into different crystal forms, and the block copolymer systems provide unique nanostructures.  Thermo-responsive hydrogel using stereo-isomeric PLA blocks was reported earlier, and recently improved for the mechanical strength and controllability of sol-gel transitions using ‘hybrid’ micelles by our group. This system is further being developed for gene delivery system by fabricating three-layered micelles. Additionally, several stimuli-responsive delivery systems from the combination of PLA and other biocompatible polymers developed in our group will be discussed.
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.
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