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.
Explaining Change The arc of human lives and the pace and shape of the worlds people navigate collide in myriad ways to reinforce the essential or shift something in another direction.
Cayuse is now live for humans subjects research (IRB) and proposal review and routing (Sponsored Projects).
Fast Facts for 2021-22
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.