Sept. 2017
NebraskaResearch Presentation This Friday: Nebraska Nanoscale Facility, Jacob John, Ph.D.

Jacob John, Ph.D., coordinator of the Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF) will give an overview of the facility's scientific, technical and fabrication capabilities on Friday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Rhatigan Student Center Pike Room 266.  Faculty members, scientific staff and students are invited to learn about this state-of the art Research Instrumentation Facility and opportunities for research.

The NNF is part of the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure network.  NNF offers services in nanotechnology and material science to universities, colleges and industry throughout the Midwest. For more information about the specific sophisticated instruments at the facility, please see  

Dr. John will also be available after the presentation for short one-on-one meetings with interested researchers. RSVP to
or 978-3285.   
coaching Coaching/Refinement of Research Ideas

Dennis Livesay, dean of the graduate school and associate vice president for research and technology transfer, is available to meet for coaching, ongoing consultation and to provide information about how to improve research proposals, refine ideas, and handle feedback from review committees if a proposal is rejected. To set up an appointment with Dr. Livesay, contact Carol McCall at 978-6214 or by email .
policy WSU Policy & Procedures Revision: Shipping

President Bardo and the President's Executive Team have approved the following revisions to the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual:

15.04 / Shipping: To strengthen oversight of international shipments to ensure export control compliance. Replaces former Section 16.07, Shipping Materials Off Campus.
Recommended by Office of Research Compliance and Physical Plant.
Effective Date: August 8, 2017

For further information about international shipments and U.S. Customs matters, contact the Office of Research Compliance via its   Export Compliance web page or call 978-COMP (2667).
NIH Info from the National Institutes of Health

Getting to Know Federal Funders and their Research Interests by Mike Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health


Working with NIH applicants and awardees as an extramural program division director, I often shared the NIH RePORTER resource as a tool for exploring the research topics NIH supports.  Learning what projects we support, using a robust database of historical and newly-funded projects (updated weekly), provides researchers valuable insight as they consider developing their own research programs and applications for funding. Read more... 

New Tutorials on Preparing and Submitting your NIH Grant Application

New to the NIH grant process? Ever wish someone would explain and walk you through applying for NIH grants step by step? If so, we hope our newest resource will be the next best thing to joining you for an in-person lesson. Read more...
scams Protect Yourself against Invention Promotion Scams

Do you have a great idea for a new product? Are you looking for a company to assist you with obtaining a patent or marketing your invention? This resource provides information to assist independent inventors against improper and deceptive invention promotions.   Read more...

For additional questions about intellectual property, patent, trademark and copyright protection at Wichita State, contact Gael Tisack at 978-6980 or by
email .
VisualComplianceReminder about Visual Compliance Screening

The primary reason that the university conducts visual compliance screening is that U.S. law restricts interaction with all individuals and companies on a U.S. government list for debarred, restricted or denied entities. Failure to comply can result in fines, prosecution and the inability to receive any federal funding. Additionally, WSU certifies each time it submits a proposal for a federal grant that we are not in violation of these laws. The only way to provide certainty when answering yes, is through screening. Read more...

For additional questions regarding research compliance at at Wichita State, contact call 978-6793 email .
staffnewsResearch Staff News

Jana Henderson was recently promoted to grant/contracts specialist, and Md Gofur, research business manager, has successfully completed the requirements to earn the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of these individuals and the entire Office of Research staff. Thank you for all you do to support and strengthen research activity at Wichita State.
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