Wayne State University

Internal funding

To support and encourage research endeavors at the university, the Office of the Vice President for Research offers a variety of internal research funding opportunities for which faculty are eligible to compete. Details about our competitions, links to guidelines and application forms, and past award recipients can be found in the list below.


All internal funding requests will be submitted through Evisions, which accommodates both internal and external funding submissions. Each internal funding program has its own application guidelines to be followed. Prepare a PDF application (see table) that will be uploaded into Evisions. All approval signatures on the department and college/school level will be routed through the Evisions system and must be approved by the relevant OVPR internal funding deadline.


  1. To access EvisionsWSU Access ID and Academica password. 
  2. Internal Evisions user guide
  3. Inclusion of pertinent program submission documents (see table)


If you have questions about Evisions, entering and uploading your internal funding proposal, or other technical questions please contact Tim Foley at tpfoley@wayne.edu or 313-577-8357. If you have programmatic questions, contact Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu or 313-577-8997. If you have questions about transfer of funds for any of our programs, contact Helen Smith at helen.smith@wayne.edu or 313-577-2824. NOTE: Funds will not be transferred until IRB/IACUC protocol is approved when projects involve human or animal subjects.


Program Announcement

Past Recipients

Oct 16, 2017
Feb 12, 2018

Research Mentors Program for New Faculty

All Recipients

Information mtg
Sept 20, 2017
LOI due
Oct 18, 2017
Full proposal due
by invitation only

Arts and Humanities Research Support

All Recipients

(proposals reviewed quarterly)

Faculty Competition for Postdoctoral Fellows

All Recipients


Dec 8, 2017
Apr 16, 2018
Aug 10, 2018

Bridge Funding Program
(revised guidelines available soon)

All Recipients

Nov 20, 2017
Apr 2, 2018

Grants Boost

All Recipients


Pre-Submission Review Program

Potential Grant Editors

All Recipients


Funder Consultation Program

All Recipients


Award for Graduate Students Who Obtain External Support

All Recipients


Research Stimulation Fund Grants