Day of events to focus on faculty research resources

contact: Tonya Durlach
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Faculty research resources Friday, Nov. 16

KALAMAZOO—Workshops and discussions on funding and other resources for faculty research at Western Michigan University will be featured at the daylong Research and Dessert event from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Fetzer Center.

Register online.

Door prizes that support scholarship will be awarded at 4 p.m. Prizes include trips to funding agencies and sponsors as well as an iPad3. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing to receive a prize.

The event is an opportunity for faculty to learn about funding opportunities and strategies, connect with WMU colleagues and share ideas. Resource stations and mini-workshops on a variety of topics will offer opportunities to network, learn about others' scholarship and explore potential collaborations.

Resource stations and mini-workshops

  • Internal funding opportunities and compliance tools
  • Library resources for scholarship development, dissemination and digitization
  • Technology transfer and commercialization resources
  • Engaging undergraduate and graduate students in research
  • Support from the Grants and Contracts office
  • Research in international settings and working with WMU development
  • Developing winning Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award and Support for Faculty Scholars Award proposals
  • National Science Foundation Career Awards and STEM support
  • Budgets and justifications
  • Specially for chairs—Reviewing Proposal Approval Forms
  • Funding agency proposal reviewers share insights
  • Research tools such as online survey and statistical software
  • Evaluation strategies
  • Research contracts
  • Post award tools for managing your project
  • Seeking foundation funding

Research and Dessert is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. For more information, call (269) 387-8298 or visit