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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


  • e-Protocol coming soon!

    Wayne State University will launch e-Protocol this fall, 2014! Stay tuned for information on training and more!


IRB Training Session: Protected Health Information (PHI) and HIPAA Requirements in Research
September 16 2014 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hall
IRB Training Sessions are open to all students, faculty and all affiliated staff. This seminar will cover the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements for research submitted to the WSU IRB. Topics will include obtaining written HIPAA Authorization from research participants, Waiver of HIPAA Authorization, Limited Data Sets and screening medical records and HIPAA requirements for recruitment. When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pmWhere: WSU Medical Campus, Scott Hall, Room 1140Speaker: Dr. Corey Zolondek, IRB Review Specialist & Research Subject Advocate
PAD Seminar - Internal Funding Across the Campus (School of Medicine)
September 17 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, Internal Funding Across the Campus, will take place Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Margherio Conference Room in the Mazurek Education Commons, Scott Hall, School of Medicine. The moderator will be Gloria Heppner, associate vice president for research. We hope to see you there!
IRB Training Session: When Does Research Require IRB Review?
September 22 2014 at 10:00 AM
IRB Administration Office
IRB Training Sessions are open to all students, faculty and all affiliated staff. Learn the definition of research requiring IRB review and the kinds of research that may not require IRB review. Learn about the tool to request a determination about whether a project requires review. Note, that in most cases, these determinations should be made by the IRB/IRB Administration Office. When: Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:00 am –11:00 pmWhere: IRB Administration Office, 87 East Canfield, 2nd Floor, Conference RoomSpeaker: Ray-Nitra Pugh, Education Coordinator, IRB Administration Office      
COS Pivot/WSU ResearchConnect Training
September 23 2014 at 2:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Workers
September 24 2014 at 11:00 AM
5425 Woodward
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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