The work of our office is focused on supporting and sustaining research and creative activity at WMU. We assist with external funding proposal development and submission, manage the awarding and administration of internal funding support, and oversee and assure compliance with research-related federal, state, and University regulations. This site is designed to assist you with access to tools and resources related to these functions.
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The Office of the Vice President for Research, in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Development, announces a series of professional development workshops on topics associated with external and internal funding to support faculty scholarship. Scheduled for every other Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters, the workshops will be held in WMU's Fetzer Center room 1055 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Lunch provided. Topics include identifying funding opportunities, perspectives from peer reviewers, budget development, writing internal funding proposals, and other topics associated with resources for supporting faculty scholarship. Registration closes the Friday before each Tuesday session, so register early as space is limited For more information, contact OVPR at 269-387-8270. Bring your laptop to all sessions!
The NSF requires that all proposal submissions include a "Data Management Plan," which is a supplemental document that details how the proposal conforms to NSF policy in regard to dissemination and sharing of research results. FastLane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing a Data Management Plan. Details for program specific requirements are available here. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact your research officer.
External Award Activity - July 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014