The Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) Office within the Division of Research is responsible for the institutional oversight for Wayne State University’s external sponsored programs. In this capacity, SPA provides service to three distinct groups: 1) faculty, 2) the University, and 3) the sponsors. SPA plays a role throughout the lifecycle of the project that includes:
- Proposal preparation and submission.
- Award acceptance.
- Successful completion of the project objectives.
In these days of shrinking state appropriations and their subsequent impact on institutional budgets, it is critical that we find alternative funding sources to accomplish the activities that meet the objectives of our respective colleges, departments and units. Although there is a tendency to focus on research based programs, SPA’s mission is to assist WSU faculty and staff in attaining funding from these sources. Just as important, after funds are awarded we ensure that they are utilized in a manner that meets both the institution’s and the sponsor’s expectations.
- Fellowship and Grant Proposals in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences WORKSHOP
- September 10 2014 at 1:00 PM5057 WoodwardThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to a Fellowship and Grant Writing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Workshop on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1-3 PM in 5057 Woodward (corner of Woodward and Putnam), 6th floor, Conference Room A. During this session, we will be reviewing and providing feedback on participants’ draft proposals that will be provided to all participants in advance of the session. This is an invaluable way to improve your proposal before it goes to the external agency. Successful grant and fellowship proposals will be circulated to participants prior to the workshop to allow for prepared observations and questions to be discussed during this session; however, the main emphasis of this session will be to workshop for participants’ draft proposals. This workshop is led by Arthur F. Marotti, Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State University. Dr. Marotti is the recipient of research fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1975-76), The American Council of Learned Societies (1988-89), and The National Endowment for the Humanities (2000 and 2005-6). In addition, he has been co-Principal Investigator on two federal grants (2002-7, 2007-10) from the Department of Education to fund bilateral exchanges of students and faculty with Brazilian universities. This workshop is open to WSU faculty and is FREE. Registration is required by September 5, 2014. Materials to be read for the workshop will be emailed to participants in advance. After registering, if you would like your grant proposal to be reviewed at this workshop, please send proposals to Sarah James at email@example.com by September 5, 2014. If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Sarah James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WSU Research Administrators Meeting - September
- September 11 2014 at 9:00 AMUndergraduate Library, David AdamanyThe Sponsored Program Administration office is hosting a monthly meeting for research administrators. Meetings alternate between main campus and the School of Medicine. This meeting is a forum to discuss research administration current events, activities and other important topics that assist WSU grant managers across campus. In addition to grant managers, others involved in the grant administration process are invited to attend.
- PAD Seminar - Finding Internal Funding
- September 11 2014 at 1:00 PM5057 WoodwardThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Finding Internal Funding, will take place Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Gloria Heppner, associate vice president for research. We hope to see you there!
- PAD Seminar - Finding Internal Funding (School of Medicine)
- September 17 2014 at 1:00 PMScott HallThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Finding Internal Funding, will take place Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Margherio Conference Room in the Mazurek Education Commons, Scott Hall, School of Medicine. The moderator will be Gloria Heppner, associate vice president for research. We hope to see you there!
- COS Pivot/WSU ResearchConnect Training
- September 23 2014 at 2:00 PMUndergraduate Library, David AdamanyFaculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
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