In this Issue:
  • Research Workshop: Developing Budgets - April 25
  • Kansas NSF EPSCoR Announces First Awards for the Spring of 2019
  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
  • Kansas SBIR Road Tour
  • National Science Foundation Resource Center
  • Office of Research at WSU
  • Research Links
Research Workshop April 25
 Developing Budgets: How to Avoid a Budget Battle Before a Grant Goes Out

The Office of Research will host "Developing Budgets: How to avoid a budget battle before a grant goes out" on Thursday April 25 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Jardine Hall 405. The workshop gives faculty and staff an opportunity to ask research budget questions about topics such as allowable vs. unallowable costs; WSU rates, travel; building flexibility into the budget; cost match; indirect cost recovery, etc. The workshop is p resented by Fran Cook, senior grants/contracts administrator and training manager; and Megan White, grants/contracts specialist. No RSVP required.
WSU mechanical engineering professor receives EPSCoR Award
Dr. Burugupally, WSU a ssistant professor of mechatronics and dynamics for the College of Engineering, received a Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant and Soils   ( MAPS) Award from the National Science Foundation's   Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research   (EPSCoR) to support his research in "Trapping and assisted pairing (TAP) microfluidic chip meant to study plant cell-microbe interactions in a microenvironment at the single-cell level".

The research goal of this project is to design and validate a scaled-down version of the Trapping and Assisted Pairing (TAP) chip, a microuidics tool for conducting plant cell-microbe interaction studies at the single-cell level meant to advance microbiome research. This goal stems from the big picture idea of smart and sustainable agricultural practices to meet the future global crop production demands in the era of ecosystem degradation and climate change.

The award will provide a total project budget of up to $100,000 in direct costs. MAPS First Awards are intended to help early career faculty become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the NSF.
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the upcoming due dates for the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER).  Applications will be due in July 2019. 

Please find additional information at the CAREER website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

If you are planning to apply to this opportunity, please email the Office of Research at proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible. 
Kansas SBIR Road Tour is May 21 in Kansas City

WSU Strategic Initiatives will host the Kansas SBIR Road Tour Tuesday May 21 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. If you are an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, take advantage of this coveted local event opportunity to hear directly from federal agency program managers, and meet one-on-one with program decision makers.
National Science Foundation Resource Center
The NSF regularly posts in their Resource Center copies of previous webinars/webcasts. Recent webcasts include the 2019 PAPPG Webinar and an Introduction and NSF Overview, Types of Funding and Proposal Preparation presentations from the 2018 NSF Grants Conference. You can find a full list to presentations and webinars using the link below.
Office of Research at WSU
If you are new to research at WSU, feel free to reach out to our office to schedule a Research Orientation.
(316) 978-3285 | proposals@wichita.edu
Research Links