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SPRING CONVOCATION EVENTS FEBRUARY 4-5

Spring Convocation: Recognition of Discovery, Diversity and Global Engagement, Thursday and Friday, February 4 and 5. Thursday will feature "Share the Story: Scholar Talks" from 9 to 5 p.m. in the Fetzer Center. Friday will start at 9 a.m. in the Fetzer. It includes professional development workshops, Distinguished and Emerging Scholar Talks, recognition luncheon, Research and Dessert, convocation and awards, followed by Fridays with Friends.

If you want to participate in Speed Networking, download the profile form and send it completed to sarah.pratt@wmich.edu.

Pivot subscription canceled

OVPR ended its contract with PIVOT since its service overlaps with those funding search services offered by SciVal. As with PIVOT, users who register for an account with SciVal can save their searches, set up automatic searches, and track identified funding opportunities. If you have any questions about how to use SciVal, please contact your Research Officer.

WMU faculty and staff may use other search tools including the Discovery Experts system, where you can set up funding alerts based on your publications, and the Foundation Directory Online, where you can search funding opportunities from foundations and other nonprofit entities (FDO can be accessed through the University Libraries website.

For federal funding opportunities, faculty and staff can use the grants.gov search engines.

OVPR Research Officers are available to help faculty and staff with their searches.

Funding opportunities

Featured monthly are new funding opportunities relevant for WMU faculty and staff.

Discover Discovery Workshop Series

Discover Discovery Workshops resume for spring semester. Register for Feb 9, "Involving students in research."
Full schedule of workshops

Coffee, Cocoa and Contracts Workshop Series

The next session, "International research collaboration: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export control, taxation" will be held on February 17. Register early. These interactive sessions help investigators understand the wide range of contracts used to support research and other sponsored projects. In each session, we explore the characteristics of a specific type of agreement, highlight special challenges that may arise during contract negotiations, and provide general strategies to attain mutually agreeable terms and conditions. Sessions are open to all faculty and staff investigators.  We encourage you to bring agreements "in progress" relevant for the week's topic, but it is not required you do so. Light refreshments will be available. Meeting in West Walwood 262 Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m.  Full schedule of workshops

Discovery experts

Discovery Experts Database is a tool designed to enhance your reach and reputation as a discovery expert. A scheduled update to the system will go online January 4 and will provide a powerful, user-friendly, intuitive interface with easier options for uploading new data. Contact your research officer if you have questions or need assistance updating your profile, or access the user guide.

Discovery Experts Database Frequently asked questions 

Congratulations to WMU faculty and staff

External award activity

July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015

  • Submissions: 202
  • Awards: 142

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

  • Submissions: 355
  • Awards: 231