In this Issue
  • Upcoming Research Workshops
  • Internal Grant Deadlines
  • Website Update
  • Kansas NSF EPSCoR Annual MAPS Research Symposium
  • 2020 NIH Regional Seminar
  • WSU receives NSF EPSCoR Award
  • WSU Research in the News
  • Research Links
Upcoming Research Workshops
Funding Opportunities: Come Discover the Possibilities
Presented by Fran Cook

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Jardine Hall, Room 405

Developing Budgets: 
How to Avoid a Budget Battle Before a Grant Goes Out
Presented by Fran Cook

1:30-3 p.m.
Jardine Hall, Room 405

Writing Proposals: Clear, Concise, Consistent (and Successful!) Proposals
Presented by Fran Cook

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Jardine Hall, Room 405

Internal Grant Deadlines

Award for Research/Creative Projects (ARC)
Deadline: February 7

University Research/Creative Projects (URCA)
Deadline: April 3
Kansas NSF EPSCoR Annual MAPS Research Symposium  
Lawrence, KS | March 2

The Symposium will be held Monday, March 2 at the KU Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS. Individuals associated with Kansas NSF EPSCoR are invited to attend. There will be a welcome reception in the evening on Sunday, March 1 at the Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS. Program and other logistical details are TBA. Accommodations for overnight guests will be at the Oread Hotel. To make reservations call (785) 843-1200 and tell the reservation service you are with the Kansas NSF EPSCoR 2020 Symposium . To guarantee a room reservation, call on or before Jan. 31.
Contact : Doug Byers 785-864-3227
2020 NIH Regional Seminar
Baltimore, MD | April 20-22

The National Institutes of Health is proud to be hosting the Spring 2020 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, Maryland. 

  • 75 NIH presenters in one location: Review, program, grants management and policy officials ready to meet, share and answer your questions at the seminar.
  • HHS experts: Hear from and talk to experts from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of Inspector General (OIG) & Office of Research Integrity (ORI).
  • 1:1 Meet the Experts: Many of our presenters, plus over 30 additional NIH & HHS experts, will be available for 20-minute conversations throughout the seminar to help provide more personal guidance.
  •  3 Tracks and over 45 different topics: Within the seminar’s 3 tracks for Administrators, New Investigators and All Interests, you’ll find topics that cover the fundamentals, Peer Review Process, budgets, grant writing, research integrity, compliance, humans and animals in research, pre-award and post award issues, contracts, and so much more! Review the draft agenda and list of session descriptions today! (Check out the sample 2-Day Seminar Agenda.)
  • Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops: Looking for more in-depth learning opportunities on specific subjects? Consider these seminars on Monday, April 20. Topics include electronic Research Administration (eRA), Intellectual Property, OHRP & NIH Human Subjects Review, and Administrator’s Boot Camp. (Overview of Optional Workshops)

More information about the seminar, optional workshops, and discounted hotel room block can be found on the Baltimore 2020 NIH Regional Seminar website at .
WSU receives NSF EPSCoR award
Dr. Gisuk Hwang , titled his proposed project  Tailored Flow Boiling Mechanisms Using 3D Printed Multifunctional Wick Structures.  

Efficient and sustainable electrical power generation is critical to the U.S. energy supply/security and economy, and it is dominated by thermo-electric systems as 83 percent of the electricity in 2018 was generated from fossil fuels and nuclear energy. The efficiency of electrical power production is bottle-necked by the performance of a steam generator, i.e., flow boiler, which is caused by local premature water dry-out from excessive unwanted vapor blankets. To address this challenge, the research will incorporate a multifunctional wick structure for effective liquid-vapor separation, to simultaneously advance current technical limits on heat transfer coefficient and maximum heat transfer rate per given surface area without creating a significant hydraulic pressure drop. A key success of the proposed research requires an advanced manufacturing approach for the proposed multifunctional wick structure with complex geometries. Hwang will conduct the research working with a collaborator at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) using a state-of-the-art metallic 3D printer with a high resolution at Nano-Engineering Research Core Facility. Also, this fellowship will greatly strengthen the collaboration between the WSU and UNL. The obtained new knowledge will be implemented into the education plans, which will empower the future engineering workforce.
Website Update
The External Grant Funding Opportunities page has been updated to be more user-friendly. See it for yourself here , and contact with questions or for more information.
WSU Research in the News
Thanks to Andrew Swindle, WSU's hydrogeology professor, the university now has a hydrogeology field site for students and researchers. This site is the only one of its size in Kansas and the surrounding states.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released updated rankings for university research and development (R&D) expenditures, and Wichita State has held its position as the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical R&D with a total of $39 million in fiscal year 2018.
A team of researchers from WSU-NIAR, the Air Force Research Lab, RP+M, Texas A&M University and the Federal Aviation Administration received one of four coveted Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Awards at the Defense Manufacturing Conference.The team, working together through America Makes, received the Technology Enabler Award for their project “Qualification Framework for High-Performance, Low-Variability Additive Manufacturing Parts.”
Martin Ratcliffe, adjunct professor in the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College, teaches students that space and the people who study it aren’t all that far away.
Office of Research and Economic Development at WSU
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Research Links