WSU Ventures will begin hosting a monthly SBIR Q&A session beginning on Thursday Jan. 18 from 2-4 p.m. in the Experiential Engineering Building Room 163. These monthly sessions allow students, faculty and staff to learn more about the U.S. government's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, or to ask questions about specific topics. For more information contact Sherry Gegen at 978-6359 or by
Research Funding Opportunity: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement
The National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) has released a program solicitation for Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) solicitation NSF 18-526. The grant provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation's premier private, governmental or academic research centers to learn new techniques, develop new collaborations or advance existing partnerships, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and / or shift their research toward potentially transformative new directions. Faculty and staff interested in applying must submit a Notice of Intent to email@example.com by Friday, Jan. 19. PIs may be requested to submit mini-proposals for an internal competition with a quick turnaround to determine who will go forward with full proposals to NSF. Full details are available at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?6128
Research workshop: 'Conflicts of Interest & Time Commitments' on Jan. 23
The Office of Research will host a brown bag workshop "Conflicts of Interest & Time Commitments" from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in 405 Jardine Hall. This workshop will provide an overview of WSU policy, the disclosure process, management plans and examples of conflicts of interest from academic settings that have made headlines. Please bring your lunch. Tea, water and dessert will be served. Registration is required through myTraining.
Apply for $4,000 Award for Research/Creative projects by Feb. 2
The Award for Research/Creative projects provide salary/fringes of $3,000* for 2 months, plus $1,000 for other operating expenses (total of $4,000) to enable faculty to pursue research or creative projects during the summer. Awardees are expected to resume their teaching in the fall for the next academic year. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 2 for grant period May 1 - August 31. For additional information and to apply visit the Office of Research website.
Office of Research offers budget development workshop on Feb. 2
The office of research will hold a workshop on Developing Budgets: How to Avoid a Budget Battle Before a Grant Goes Out on Friday Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Jardine Hall Room 405. The workshop, led by contracts manager Caleb Loss, will cover allowable costs, WSU rates, travel, cost match, cost recover and how to build flexibility into grant budgets. This is a brown bag workshop. Please bring your lunch. Tea, water and dessert will be provided. For additional information call 978-3285 or email
So your grant proposal came back with an unenthusiastic response from reviewers. Was it because they found your science lackluster? Maybe. But there's a good chance the problem was important nontechnical questions that you left unanswered in the proposal itself. Questions like: So what? Who cares? Is this project trying to do too much? Or too little? And why is this researcher going it alone? Read more...