Photos of Drs. Ann Chapleau, Jennifer Harrison and Bridget Weller.

WMU secures federal grant to battle opioid epidemic

A $1.35 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will fund the MY-PROUD program. Created by an interdisciplinary team of professors, MY-PROUD aims to increase training and expand services in rural and medically underserved communities impacted by opioid and substance abuse.

Office of Research and Innovation

New title. The Office of the Vice President for Research is now the Office of Research and Innovation at Western Michigan University.

Startup Launch Fund Announced

The WMU Technology and Innovation Advancement (TIA) Office supports WMU tech startup company launches through the Startup Launch Fund.

Workshop series at Waldo Library

Newly developed series supports faculty grant writers on campus. Sept. 27—Start Smart: Background Preparations for Successful Grant Applications. Oct. 11—Tools and Strategies for Literature Reviews. Nov. 1—Supporting Your Research with Library Expertise. Nov. 8—Creating a Community of Practice: A Panel Discussion with Grant Awardees and Reviewers Across Campus.

Faculty Fellows Search

The Office of the Vice President is pleased to request applications for two Faculty Fellow positions. 

October 15

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "Early Career Funding," 3000 Waldo Library, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

November 19

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "National Institutes of Health - Major Changes to the R15 Grants and Beyond," ParkView D-132 Floyd Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

January 21

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "Grants for Education Research," 3310 Sangren Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

February 18

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "Resubmissions ," 3025 Brown Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

March 17

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "SBIR/STTR and Other Funding for Commercialization ," 2355 Schneider Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.