Discovery Acceleration Workshops

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Discovery Workshop Series Schedule for the 2018-19 academic Year

Workshops are held at the Fetzer Center from noon to 2 p.m. on scheduled Tuesdays. Lunch is provided. Registration is encouraged by the Friday prior to each workshop.


January 15—Grants for the Arts and the Humanities - Insights on NEH, NEA and Related Opportunities in Creative Scholarship

Hear about the grant programs available from the NEH, NEA and other organizations that fund research and creative scholarship in the arts and humanities.
Fetzer Center room 1055

February 19—Strategic Paths toward Successful Grants from Foundations and Other Non-Profit Organizations

Many foundations and non-profit organizations have funding available to support your work. Learn how to find and apply for funding from foundations and other non-profit organizations and how these opportunities may differ from grants from government agencies.
Fetzer Center room 1040

March 19—Applying to the Department of Defense Agencies

The Department of Defense agencies are many and varied and they support research in several areas including biomedical, social sciences and the environment. Come learn about some of these opportunities and what you need to know when applying for funding from DOD agencies.
Fetzer Center room 1040

April 16—Building Partnerships with Industry: Grants, Contracts and the road toward Commercialization

Industry partners can help enhance your discovery efforts. Learn how to work with industry partners and hear about the resources available at WMU to help you develop the necessary partnerships and agreements.
Fetzer Center room 1055

Fall semester workshops 2018

November 20—The Ins and Outs of National Science Foundation Grants

Dr. Mark Hurwitz, WMU professor of political science and 2016 - 2018 NSF Program Director, will facilitate. Learn what the National Science Foundations funds, how they review proposals and key strategies for writing a competitive NSF proposal.
Fetzer Center room 1055

October 16—National Institutes of Health - R15 Grants and Beyond

A look at the funding priorities of the NIH and the basic components of a competitive NIH grant application, with a special emphasis on the Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15).
Fetzer Center room 1040

September 18—Finding Funding to Support Research and Creative Scholarship 

Learn about the various tools available to WMU faculty and staff for finding funding opportunities and get tips on how to use them to conduct effective funding searches.
Fetzer Center room 2016

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