The Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) Office within the Division of Research is responsible for the institutional oversight for Wayne State University’s external sponsored programs. In this capacity, SPA provides service to three distinct groups: 1) faculty, 2) the University, and 3) the sponsors. SPA plays a role throughout the lifecycle of the project that includes:
- Proposal preparation and submission.
- Award acceptance.
- Successful completion of the project objectives.
In these days of shrinking state appropriations and their subsequent impact on institutional budgets, it is critical that we find alternative funding sources to accomplish the activities that meet the objectives of our respective colleges, departments and units. Although there is a tendency to focus on research based programs, SPA’s mission is to assist WSU faculty and staff in attaining funding from these sources. Just as important, after funds are awarded we ensure that they are utilized in a manner that meets both the institution’s and the sponsor’s expectations.
- Working with SPA
- March 18 2014 at 10:30 AMUndergraduate Library, David AdamanyThis program follows the life-cycle of a grant from cradle to grave and discusses what role SPA plays in each area of proposal development and grant management.
- How to Write a Successful Career Development Award (NIH-Focused)
- March 19 2014 at 8:30 AMMazurek Education Commons, Margherio Conference CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer this research career development award writing seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students on Friday, March 19, 2014. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus to conduct this seminar presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. This seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the ‘partnering’ between candidate and mentor that is necessary for one of these proposals to be successful. The kinds of CDAs that are highlighted include the National Institutes of Health’s mentored K Awards and NIH’s Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) for individual post-doctoral fellows. Positioning for success in advance of writing the proposal, tips and strategies that help to assure a successful application, and principles / fundamentals applicable to any agency’s CDA are taught. The fee for seminar is $50 and may be paid by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by March 10, 2014. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar.
- PAD Seminar - Online Resources for Interdisciplinary Research and Team Science
- March 19 2014 at 1:00 PM5057 Woodward, 6th FloorThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer this free career development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Online Resources for Interdisciplinary Research and Team Science, will take place Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in OVPR Conference Room A on the 6th floor of 5057 Woodward (corner of Woodward and Putnam). Growing interest in interdisciplinary research and team science in the academy as well as public and private spheres is matched by an expanding literature. The Division of Research is supporting efforts at Wayne State University by developing resources on the Interdisciplinary Research link on the Division’s website. Individuals may use them for self-tutorials. Program and project directors and advisors may draw on them for coaching, and in grant applications. They may form the basis of workshops, training modules, and short courses. Topics include: • Authoritative definitions of interdisciplinary research and team science • Answers to FAQs about Interdisciplinarity, including introductions and overviews, strategies for institutional change, and resources in science and technology, social sciences, and humanities • Answers to FAQs about Interdisciplinary Education, including introductions and overviews, pedagogy, textbooks, models and strategies, and learning assessment. • Answers to FAQs about Team Science, including introductions and overviews, collaboration, evaluation, training, and further resources. • Preview of new training modules on tenure and promotion, collaboration, training, evaluation, and barriers and strategies for change. Seminar participants will also have the opportunity to share their experiences and suggestions for additional resources or materials. Presenters: Julie Thompson Klein, Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research and Professor of Humanities in the English Department Kendall Soucie, Research Associate and Team Science Coordinator for Diabetes and Obesity Team Science (DOTS), an OVPR Multidisciplinary Research Group Incubator Program We hope you can join us for one of these important sessions!
- Write Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals (NSF-Focused)
- March 19 2014 at 1:30 PMWelcome Center AuditoriumThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer this research career development award writing seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students on Friday, March 19, 2014. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus to conduct this seminar presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. The purpose of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award is to create teacher-scholars – faculty members who will use their research to attract and motivate students to learn better. It is a very prestigious award. Acquisition of a CAREER Award is particularly distinguishing in the developing career of an assistant professor, which is why so many apply for it – most without success. The principal reason for failure is lack of understanding of what NSF is trying to accomplish with the award, i.e., the purpose of the award, which is what this seminar teaches. The fee for seminar is $50 and may be paid by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by March 10, 2014. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar.
- COS Pivot/WSU ResearchConnect Training
- March 20 2014 at 1:00 PMUndergraduate LibraryFaculty, 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 Started Finding Scholars Finding Funding Opportunities Your 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 Thursday, March 20, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m., in the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
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