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$1.5M in grants strengthen WMU's vision rehab and mobility programs

The Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University has won two Rehabilitation Services Administration grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to strengthen recruiting efforts and increase the number of highly qualified vision rehabilitation therapists and orientation and mobility specialists over the next five years.

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Autonomous vehicle research rolling onto WMU campus

Research involving an autonomous electric shuttle officially kicked off Thursday, Sept. 19, on the WMU campus. The $2.1 million project, funded through the Michigan Mobility Challenge announced by former Gov. Rick Snyder last year, focuses on improving transportation options for people with disabilities.

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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.

Faculty Fellows Search

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

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.