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Fellowship and Grant Proposal Writing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Workshop
September 11 2015 at 1:00 PM
5057 Woodward
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to a Fellowship and Grant Proposal Writing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Workshop on Friday, September 11, 2015, 1-3 PM in 5057 Woodward (corner of Woodward and Putnam), 6th floor, Conference Room A.During this session, we will be reviewing and providing feedback on participants’ draft proposals that will be provided to all participants in advance of the session. This is an invaluable way to improve your proposal before it goes to the external agency. Successful grant and fellowship proposals will be circulated to participants prior to the workshop to allow for prepared observations and questions to be discussed during this session; however, the main emphasis of this session will be to workshop for participants’ draft proposals. This workshop is led by Arthur F. Marotti, Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State University. Dr. Marotti is the recipient of research fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1975-76), The American Council of Learned Societies (1988-89), and The National Endowment for the Humanities (2000 and 2005-6). In addition, he has been co-Principal Investigator on two federal grants (2002-7, 2007-10) from the Department of Education to fund bilateral exchanges of students and faculty with Brazilian universities. This workshop is open to WSU faculty and is FREE. Registration is required by September 5, 2015. Materials to be read for the workshop will be emailed to participants in advance.  After registering, if you would like your grant proposal to be reviewed at this workshop, please send proposals to Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu by September 5, 2015. If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu.
COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect Training
September 22 2015 at 2:30 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
WSU faculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 2:30-4 PM at the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A.  This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect Training
October 28 2015 at 10:30 AM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Wednesday, October 28, 10:30 AM to noon at the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A.  This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
November 13 2015 at 8:30 AM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. The main campus seminar will take place November 13, 2015, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren, Main Campus. The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and required information must be completed by October 16, 2015.
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