Grants and Contracts to Join Office of the VP for Research | Aug. 13
WMU seeks to provide the best organization and systems to advance their discovery driven mission and promote excellence in research.
Chemistry Professor Wins NSF Grant to Study Bioinspired, Selective Anion Incarceration by Nanojar | July 31
WMU researcher Dr. Gellert Mezei has been awarded a $376,411 grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop his work with anions.
Researchers in the Georgeau Construction Research Center are studying how to build better in an age of climate change and other global challenges facing the construction industry.
NSF Opens Submission Window for Engineering Proposals | June 15
The National Science Foundation announces removal of deadlines for the core programs in the directorate for engineering effective Aug. 15.
Opioids Innovation Networking Session | June 15
Office of Vice President for Research sponsors Innovation Session at College of Health and Human Services.
WMU engineer receives ADVANCE proof of concept grant | June 8
Dr. Daniel Kujawski is using the state grant to push toward commercialization a project of his that improves prediction of the fatigue properties of materials.
Intellectual Property for Statups | June 5
Homer Stryker School of Medicine offers this event as part of a lunch-and-learn seminar series sponsored by Warner Norcross+Judd on Thursday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at WMed Innovation Center, 4717 Campus Drive. Discussion of the finer details of the patent application process, the importance of filing early, and the steps entrepreneurs and small business owners can take to reduce costs while still preserving IP rights. The event is free but capacity is limited. Register now!
New proposal submission policy expected to befit campus researchers | May 31
Beginning July 1, researchers will be subject to a proposal submissions policy that builds in sufficient time for them to obtain the support needed to guarantee compliance with sponsor requirements.
WMU Received Grant for Summer Program | May 25
Two members of Western Michigan University's College of Education and Human Development recently received a grant to fund a summer mentoring program for teachers.
Dr. Calvo-Ochoa awarded NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology | May 21
Dr. Erika Calvo-Ochoa awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for research on studying mechanisms of adult brain regeneration.
WMU geology efforts lead to national recognition, two publications | May 15
The Geological Society of America has recognized two strands of WMU geologic research with the publication of two rare special papers. They are among just over 500 such publications in the GSA's 130-year history.
Gebremichael's Publication on Nile Delta Grabs Spotlight | April 24
WMU Graduate student Esayas Gebremichael's recent co-authored publication on the Nile Delta subsidence in the Journal Geophysical Research was selected as the Eos Research Spotlight.
Dr. Oh chosen as KSEA President-Elect | April 16
Civil and construction engineering professor, Jun-Seok Oh, has been elected as the President-Elect for the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association.
Proposal Submission Policy for External Funding and Procedures | April 6
Research Office announces new timeline deadlines for PAF and proposal submissions for external funding effective July 1, 2018.
Dr. Yan Lu Training at KAMSC | March 30
WMU biological sciences lab of Dr. Yan Lu as part of training for students at Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center.
GrantForward | March 30
The Office of the Vice President for Research is looking into options for a comprehensive funding opportunity database to replace SciVal Funding. Now through April 13, members of the campus community can sign up to try the GrantForward Funding Opportunity Search and Recommendation service and share their feedback on the product.
2018 Distinguished Research and Scholarship Recipients | March 8
Learn more about this year's scholars and listen to their words of acceptance.
Kennedy Center Festival Awards to WMU Faculty and Students | Feb. 5
English Department faculty member Dr. Steve Feffer was awarded the Gold Medallion for Excellence in Theatre Education.
Broader Impacts Workshop | Jan. 30
Presenter: Dr. Laurie Van Egeren, MSU Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships and Steering Committee for the National Alliance for Broader Impacts holds workshop on March 1.
Transforming Aviation Education | Jan. 26
Lori Brown, associate professor of aviation at WMU, has teamed up with Microsoft to transform aviation training through the use of Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality technology.
Elsevier Cancellation Effective Jan. 31 | Jan. 24
Effective January 31, Discovery Experts and SciVal (Elsevier) will no longer be available for use.
Common Rule Changes | Jan. 10
The Final Rule for 45 CFR 46, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects a.k.a. the "Common Rule" by the Department of Health and Human Services, was published on Jan. 18, 2017. The majority of changes will go into effect July 19, 2018.
Spring Convocation 2018 | Jan. 8
Schedule for WMU Spring Convocation and symposiums on mobility and autism, Feb. 23, 2018.
Application deadline for Support for Faculty Scholars Award | Jan. 3
Applications for the Support for Faculty Scholars Award are due by Wednesday, Jan. 31. Details on the submission process are available online.
Undergraduate Award application deadline Jan. 31 | Jan. 3
Undergraduate students have until Wednesday, Jan. 31, to apply for WMU's Undergraduate Research Excellence Award program, which gives students an opportunity to conduct hands-on research and interact with faculty mentors outside the classroom.
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