Excellence in Discovery
For information relating to COVID-19, visit research/covid-info-research.
Fall 2020 Hours of Operation
The Office of Research and Innovation remains open and ready to serve faculty, staff and students. Our staff will continue to work primarily remotely throughout the fall semester. We are available by phone, email and Webex Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Beginning September 2, 2020, staff and VP Kinzy are available for in-person meetings by appointment on Wednesdays between 8 am and 5 pm in our offices in Walwood Hall. Please contact the person you wish to meet with directly to set up a date and time.
The Office of Research and Innovation accelerates the discovery enterprise at Western Michigan University. We support faculty, staff and students in their research pursuits.
- Watch the video on undergraduate research
- Request Workshops by Appointment on a variety of topics
- Get monthly funding opportunities and special event information
If you need to access the PAF system from off-campus, you will need to use VPN. To accommodate the increased demand on VPN services as more people are working remotely, OIT has added a new VPN option, GoVPN. Please install and use GoVPN to access the PAF system from off-campus locations.