Research Workshop

 

WSU INAUGURAL INDUSTRIAL SPONSORS DAY & RESEARCH SHOWCASE 2024

Join Wichita State University’s Office of Research and WSU Foundation & Alumni Engagement to learn about how industry and academia can work together to advance both fundamental and applied research.  

The event includes presentations on the basics of establishing and benefiting from both industry-sponsored research projects and SBIR/STTR grants, with current examples of such collaborations from seven WSU faculty members.   Two WSU faculty members will also describe start-up businesses that they established while employed at WSU.  WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host poster presentations about the research taking place within the departments of Fairmount College and additional academic colleges.   

The event will take place at Wichita State University in the NetApp building from 9am – 4pm on Friday, April 19, 2024.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Agenda here and RSVP here.  

 

Office of Research Virtual Workshop: Introduction to the Research Office

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 3:30pm

Join Fran Cook, CRA, Trainer from the Wichita State Office of Research, who will host a virtual workshop explaining the role of a sponsored projects / research office, WSU Office of Research contacts and resources, and WSU policies and procedures related to externally sponsored funding.  The workshop will be held via Microsoft Teams with lots of time for practical application and discussion.

For more information or to receive a link to the virtual workshop, contact funding@wichita.edu.  You may also register directly on MyTraining.

 

Office of Research Workshop: SciENcv

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 2:30pm

The mandate by the National Science Foundation to only use SciENcv for preparation of the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support has gone into effect for new proposals submitted or due after October 23, 2023.  Proposers should refer to Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide as well as the NSF biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support pages for more information.  Additionally, the WSU Office of Research is assisting WSU Faculty and Staff with setting up a profile in SciENcv and generating documents; please see the SciENcv website for more information and to see a list of other federal sponsors using this system.   

To sign up for this workshop, please email funding@wichita.edu or sign up on MyTraining.  The workshop will take place via Microsoft Teams.

 

Office of Research Virtual Workshop: Using Pivot to Find Funding

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 2:30pm 

Looking for external sponsored project funding?  Join Fran Cook, CRA, Trainer from the Wichita State Office of Research, who will host a virtual workshop demonstrating tips and tricks for using Pivot to search for funding opportunities.  We will also discuss how to find potential funding opportunities that might not be listed in Pivot. 

Participants should sign up for a Pivot account before the workshop to practice searching Pivot during the workshop. For more information or to receive a link to the virtual workshop, contact funding@wichita.edu.  You may also register directly on MyTraining.

 

WSU Office of Research Workshops on National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Proposals: January through August (due August 21, 2024)

 

A common first step in establishing an NSF research center is to demonstrate success with an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Site in the field of interest.  REU Sites are also helpful in recruiting graduate students. Vice Provost Coleen Pugh and any interested teams will coordinate and work on their proposals for submission in 2024, following a similar approach used in 2023, to separate NSF divisions according to the following tentative schedule:

January: informational meeting, and debriefing from the teams of the three REU proposals submitted in 2023 (decisions will be announced by Spring 2024)

February: discuss research areas and appropriate NSF divisions, proposal outline, budgets, and target students

March: discuss section (b) Nature of Student Activities (training activities, including research/field-specific activities, professional development activities, industry / research field trips; social activities)

April: peer review of written section (b); discuss section (c) The Research Environment

May: peer review of written sections (b) & (c); discuss potential faculty contributors and leadership teams, housing and other logistics

June: request possible undergraduate research projects from faculty contributors; discuss reference section; section (d) Student Recruitment and Selection; section (e) Student and Mentor Professional Development & Expectations of Behavior; and section (f) Project Evaluation and Reporting

July: peer review of proposal components.  Discuss section (g) Results from Prior NSF Support

August: complete any remaining sections and polish proposals

Email funding@wichita.edu to register for this NSF REU Workshop series. 


 

NCURA Webinars:

Developing Compelling Budget Justifications

Budget justifications have taken on increasing significance in recent years, moving from explaining to reviewers the basis of cost calculations to persuading them that the items are critical to the success of the project. In this webinar, you will learn how to craft a budget justification that not only conforms to Uniform Guidance expectations but also effectively establishes the credibility of the proposed project. Infrastructure supports will also be explored, including sample questions, templates, and automation. Inserting a few more specific details in targeted places in the narrative and budget justification can earn the essential benefit of the doubt points that elevate your projects into the “Funded” category.

This session is designed for individuals who have at least a couple years of experience with proposal writing or have responsibility for assisting faculty with proposal development.

Speakers:

Jeremy T. Miner, MA
Director of Grants and Contracts
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Irina P. Diaz, BA
Preaward Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dennis J. Paffrath, MBA
Associate Vice President of Research Administration
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Developing Compelling Budget Justifications - August 16, 2021

Developing Compelling Budget Justifications Presentation Slides

 


 

Past Workshop Recordings:

Introduction to WSU Office of Research

Topics will include 1) WSU research office resources and contacts, 2) finding funding, 3) project budgeting and 4) grant-writing tips

Introduction to WSU Office of Research - August 27, 2021

Introduction to WSU Office of Research Handouts

 

Institutional Review Board & Data Security

Topics Covered: 

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Discussion on process of applying to the WSU IRB for research involving human subjects.
  • Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) - Discussion about HIPAA and its relevance to University researchers.
  • Data Security - Discussion on data security with regard to sensitive data such as personally-identifying information, controlled unclassified information, and research data in general.

This workshop is recommended especially for those in health professions, and those whose research involves working with human subjects or sensitive data.

 

Institutional Review Board & Data Security - December 4, 2020

Institutional Review Board & Data Security - December 8, 2020

Faculty Support Committee

This is a panel discussion with the WSU Faculty Support Committee about internal grant funding opportunities available to WSU Faculty, including the URCA, ARC and MURPA. 

The WSU Faculty Support committee will describe:

  • Each funding opportunity,
  • The rating criteria that is used to evaluate applications, and
  • How to improve your likelihood of receiving this internal funding.

Faculty Support Committee - August 26, 2021

Faculty Support Committee Powerpoint

Internal Grant Opportunities Handouts

Hanover Research Workshops

Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty

Topics will include: an overview of agencies and opportunities specific to health sciences/clinical faculty (e.g. NIH, HRSA, PCORI), followed by a grant consultant panel with expertise in this area.

Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty: Federal Profiles - October 30, 2020

Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty: Foundation Profiles - October 30, 2020

Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty Handouts

 


 

Building Your Research Career

Topics will include: an overview of research opportunities for mid-career faculty, how to get back into research after a pause, incremental funding strategies, and program officer outreach.

Building Your Research Career: Prospecting & Networking - October 30, 2020

Building Your Research Career: Grant Seeking Strategy - October 30, 2020

Building Your Research Career Handouts

 


 

Good vs. Fundable Proposals

Topics will include: the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  

Good vs Fundable Proposals - January 22, 2021

Good vs Fundable Proposals Handouts

How to Write a Concept Paper Handout

PO Outreach Guidance Handout

Links and Resources Handout

National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) R15

This workshop will discuss the National Institutes of Health’s R15 funding mechanism and applying to NIH overall. The R15 is now known as a Research Enhancement Award.  WSU is eligible to receive Research Enhancement Awards, which support small-scale research projects at institutions that have not received major NIH support. 

NIH R15 funding goals include:

  1. Supporting meritorious research, 
  2. Exposing students to research and 
  3. Strengthening the research environment of the institution. 

NIH R15 - January 27, 2021

NIH R15 Handouts

National Science Foundation's (NSF) Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE)

On April 21 at 3 pm CT, Kansas State University’s Office of Research is hosting an overview session via zoom on the National Science Foundation’s (NFS) Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE). Our speaker is Dr. Kellina M. Craig Henderson, SBE’s current Deputy Assistant Director. This Directorate focuses on human behavior and social organizations, in particular how economic, political, environmental, social, and cultural forces affect the lives of people from birth to old age – and how people in turn shape those forces. SBE consists of four divisions—Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Social and Economic Sciences, Office of Multidisciplinary Activities and National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The funding opportunities offered by this directorate reflect the diversity of its research interests.

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SBE Directorate Overview Flyer

National Science Foundation Seminars

On April 23, 2021 and April 30, 2021 Dr. Coleen Pugh and Dr. Jan Twomey presented two seminars on applying to the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Pugh covered topics related to general NSF proposal development; Dr. Twomey discussed both the NSF CAREER and NSF ERI programs. 

NSF Workshop Slides - Dr. Coleen Pugh (2021-04-23)

Webinar Recording - Dr. Twomey (2021-04-30)

NSF Workshop Slides - NSF CAREER - Dr. Twomey (2021-04-30)

NSF Workshop Slides - NSF ERI - Dr. Twomey (2021-04-30)

LAS Humanities Funding Opportunities

On March 10, 2022 Dr. Pugh, Vice Provost for research at Wichita State University presented a zoom meeting for LAS Faculty, especially for those Faculty in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. The WSU Office of Research assists WSU Faculty in aplying for external funding.

At the Zoom meeting, we discussed:

  • Previous awards received by LAS and LAS' research performance;
  • Dr. Darren DeFrain's grant experience, as he recently received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities;
  • Information about the Office of Research, resources to assist Faculty, and potential funding sources; and
  • Information about working with the WSU Foundation on finding funding.

Office of Research LAS Humanities Visit (2022-03-10)

Handout_Foundation Grants FAQ

Handout_LAS Funding for Research

Handout_FY21 for LAS WSU Research

Handout_Dr. DeFrain: The Vizling App Grant Writing

Health Professions Funding Opportunities

On May 2, 2022 Dr. Pugh, Vice Provost for Research at Wichita State University presented a zoom meeting for Health Professions Faculty. The WSU Office of Research assists WSU Faculty in applying for external funding.

At the Zoom meeting, we discussed:

  • Previous awards received by Health Professions and Health Professions’ research performance;
  • Information about the Office of Research, resources to assist Faculty, and potential funding sources; and
  • Information about working with the WSU Foundation on finding funding.

Office of Research Health Professions Visit (2022-05-02)

Handout_FY21 for Health Professions

Handout_Health Professions Funding for Research