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.
- PAD Seminar: Insights for Successful Foundation Funding
- October 2 2014 at 1:00 PM5057 WoodwardThe 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!
- WSU Research Administrators Meeting - October
- October 9 2014 at 9:00 AMScott HallThe 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.
- COS Pivot/WSU ResearchConnect Training
- October 16 2014 at 10:00 AMUndergraduate Library, David AdamanyFaculty, 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 Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m., in the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
- PAD Seminar: Connecting with Research Cores
- October 23 2014 at 1:00 PMScott HallThe 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, Connecting with Research Cores, will take place Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Margherio Conference Center, Mazurek Education Commons, School of Medicine. At the seminar, representatives will be available at tables for discussion and information regarding university cores and research groups. We hope to see you there!
- Write Winning Grant Proposals (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
- November 5 2014 at 8:30 AMMcGregor Memorial Conference CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. The main campus seminar will take place November 5, 2014, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for 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 required infomormation must be completed by October 10, 2014.
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