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The Office of the Vice President for Research provides a variety of ways for faculty and staff to access information regarding internal and external funding opportunities and to participate in professional development activities to enhance their scholarship. Compliance staff also publish application deadlines and meeting dates for internal review boards regarding human and animal research. The office regularly publicizes research and creative activity accomplishments of our faculty and staff. Check both our home page and here to learn about the latest external funding awards made to WMU.

WMU faculty receive National Science Foundation CAREER Award and National Institute of Health award

Two junior faculty members at WMU have received the NSF CAREER Award. The two scholars are Dr. Fahad Saeed, assistant professor of computer science, and Dr. Wendy Scott Beane, assistant professor of biological sciences. Congratulations on this distinguished and prestigious honor.

We also celebrate Dr. Fahad Saeed's recent award of $418,533 from National Institute of Health for his Parallel Algorithms for Big Data from Mass Spectrometry based Proteomics. The goal of the project is to develop core algorigms, techniques and software libraries to enable scalable efficient and parallel computing solutions for mass spectrometry base high-throughput proteomics data sets.

Durham receives National Endowment for the Humanities award

Congratulations to Dr. Lofton Durham, Theatre, on receiving a NEH 2017 Summer Stipends award to undertake his project, "Jacques Milet's Destruction of Troy and the Making of the French Nations." The Endowment awards grants to top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers. Read more.


Stanford names two WMU students as University Innovation Fellows


Professor wins prestigious Japanese literary prize for poetry


Read about Four researchers awarded Distinguished Grant Awards at 2017 Spring Convocation Ceremony

Dr. Sally Hadden, WMU associate professor of history, recently won the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation grant

This grant will support publication of her forthcoming book on the forebears, formation, and early years of the US Supreme Court. Congratulations Dr. Hadden on this prestigious and important grant.