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Discover Discovery Workshop Series
Coffee, Cocoa and Contracts Workshop Series
The next session, "International research collaboration: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export control, taxation" will be held on February 17. Register early. These interactive sessions help investigators understand the wide range of contracts used to support research and other sponsored projects. In each session, we explore the characteristics of a specific type of agreement, highlight special challenges that may arise during contract negotiations, and provide general strategies to attain mutually agreeable terms and conditions. Sessions are open to all faculty and staff investigators. We encourage you to bring agreements "in progress" relevant for the week's topic, but it is not required you do so. Light refreshments will be available. Meeting in West Walwood 262 Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Full schedule of workshops
Discovery Experts Database is a tool designed to enhance your reach and reputation as a discovery expert. A scheduled update to the system will go online January 4 and will provide a powerful, user-friendly, intuitive interface with easier options for uploading new data. Contact your research officer if you have questions or need assistance updating your profile, or access the user guide.
Pivot subscription canceled
OVPR ended its contract with PIVOT since its service overlaps with those funding search services offered by SciVal. As with PIVOT, users who register for an account with SciVal can save their searches, set up automatic searches, and track identified funding opportunities. If you have any questions about how to use SciVal, please contact your Research Officer.
WMU faculty and staff may use other search tools including the Discovery Experts system, where you can set up funding alerts based on your publications, and the Foundation Directory Online, where you can search funding opportunities from foundations and other nonprofit entities (FDO can be accessed through the University Libraries website.
For federal funding opportunities, faculty and staff can use the grants.gov search engines.
OVPR Research Officers are available to help faculty and staff with their searches.
Congratulations to WMU faculty and staff
External award activity
July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
- Submissions: 202
- Awards: 142
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
- Submissions: 355
- Awards: 231