October 3, 2016

october October Research Workshops

The Office of Research and its partners have a full schedule of workshops in October including the following:
For more information about these workshops, contact Jana Henderson at 978-3285 or by email , or visit www.wichita.edu/researchworkshops .
Office of Research adds workshop focused on internal grants

The Office of Research will offer an internal grants workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Rhatigan Student Center Harvest Room 142. "Improve Your Chances of Obtaining Internal Grants at WSU" will feature a panel of members of the Faculty Support Committee including committee chair Rick LeCompte. The workshop will address topics such as the role of the faculty support committee, internal grant application procedures, and methods for improving chances of receiving funding. Registration is available through the MyTraining portal in MyWSU. For more information, contact Jana Henderson at 978-3285 or by email , or visit www.wichita.edu/researchworkshops  
Research Highlight: Mary Jameson, Developing Scarab Beetle Identification and Screening Tools for Hawaii and the Pacific 

When a monster beetle arrived in Hawaii and began chomping down palm trees, students with Wichita State University's Bug Lab took action. Oryctes rhinoceros, also known as coconut rhinoceros beetles, have already decimated 50 percent of coconut palms in Guam. It's an ecological and economic disaster that has now spread to Oahu in Hawaii and is likely to continue its march to other nearby tropical areas. But WSU graduate students Josh Dunlap, Jackie Baum and E mmy Engasser - guided by associate entomology professor Mary Liz Jameson - hope to stop the spread of this destructive species through the creation of a website and mobile app that helps the public identify the invasive pests and notify proper authorities. Read more at http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/stories/story.asp?si=3324 .
grantOffice of Research Highlights WSU's Subscription to the Grant Resource Center
As part of the WSU research community, you are encouraged to take advantage of The Grant Resource Center's vast wealth of knowledge.  The Grants Resource Center (GRC), a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), has enhanced the research and sponsored programs capabilities of higher education institutions since 1967.  It offers a variety of tools, services and expertise to assist in proposal development such as:
  • Agency Fact Sheets
  • Library of Abstracts from Funded Proposals
  • Funding Guides and Grant Writing Tips
  • Funding Opportunity Publications
  • Grant Search Funding Search Engine
Take Advantage of WSU'S membership and access GRC on-campus at:  http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=wsuresearchadmin&p=/orainternalgrants/externalgrants/ 

Deadline for WSU research grants is Oct. 7 University Research/Creative Project grants provide up to $4,500 in funding to retool or reestablish productive research or creative projects. Multidisciplinary Research Projects awards provide up to $7,500 for projects that involve two or more investigators from different disciplines that focus different perspectives and capabilities on complex problems that intersect established areas of study. Visit the website for more information.

WSU announces request for proposals for interdisciplinary cluster hire
The Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Technology Transfer are accepting proposals for an interdisciplinary faculty cluster hire. The intent of the program is to strategically hire several new faculty members to complement existing strengths and create a nationally recognized program in a particular interdisciplinary field. The RFP is available at   www.wichita.edu/research/clusterhire .

octobereventsUpcoming Events

Oct. 5             Compliance: Export, Conflict of Interest Workshop
Oct. 5             Accelerate the Heartland
Oct. 6             Kansas Economic Outlook Conference
Oct. 7             Deadline for URCA & MURPA grant applications
Oct. 11           How to Stand Out in a Competitive Market
Oct. 11           Naming Your Business: Trademark Basics
Oct. 14           SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop
Oct. 17           IRB Open Lab
Oct. 19           Research Compliance Open Lab
Oct. 25           Copyright Basics Workshop
Oct. 26           Resources for Researchers
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