The Office of Research and Innovation advances the overall discovery enterprise of the University by strategic planning and initiatives, supporting the discovery initiatives of WMU faculty, staff, and students, ensuring compliance, and supporting technology and knowledge dissemination.
Advancing the Frontiers of Knowledge and Creative Activity
At Western Michigan University, we take pride in being discovery-driven across the academic spectrum. Research fuels innovation among faculty, staff, and students, connecting us all in the shared enterprise. Scholars of every kind create new knowledge, solve critical problems, expand the range of our understanding, meet society's needs, and develop the tools to improve the world.
WMU offers many undergraduate research options you won't find at many other colleges and universities. Rethink Smart: you can be the researcher or creator.
Transformative Power Working on the story telling project was a valuable experience that I will always cherish for the the relationship I fostered with Dr. Perkins and Dream of Detroit.
June Pearson, Junior in Film, Video and Media Studies
Contact our staff by phone, email and Webex: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Cayuse is now live for humans subjects research (IRB) and proposal review and routing (Sponsored Projects).
Fast Facts for 2020-21
How we can help
The Office of Research and Innovation supports faculty, staff, and students in their research pursuits. How can we help you reach your goals?
At Western, our constant pursuit of discovery often results in creating breakthrough research and innovation. We like to highlight and share updates about all the latest and greatest research projects currently taking place on and off campus.