Western Michigan University

Welcome to the Office of the
Vice President for Research (OVPR)


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.


To access PAF form click here.

If new to the PAF system, please go here for an overview and instructions.

Front Page News - What's Happening!

Now available - WMU Discovery Experts Database

This new tool is designed to enhance your reach and reputation as a Discovery Expert. See ten reasons why you will love the Discovery Expert database:

Click here to access Discovery Experts

Frequently Asked Questions

Funding Opportunities Highlights

Featured monthly are new funding opportunities relevant for WMU faculty and staff. To review funding opportunities highlighted this month click here. To review featured funding opportunities highlighted in February click here.

Discover Discovery @ WMU!

April 1 and 15 are the final two workshops remaining. Hosted at the Fetzer Center room 1055 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., lunch is provided. Registration closes the Friday before the Tuesday session, so register early. For more information, contact OVPR at 269-387-8270. Bring your laptop to all sessions!

Congratulations to WMU Faculty and Staff!

External Award Activity - July 1, 2013 - February 28, 2014

Submissions:256| Awards:186

Updated April 8, 2014

Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
210 W Walwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5456 USA
(269) 387-8298 | (269) 387-8276 Fax