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Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series

Please join us for the following events this fall: Schedule of the Spring 2019 Brown Bags, including Budget Masterclass on September 10, Compliance Issues on October 8, and Persistence and Big Grants on November 12. All events are at 12:00 noon on Tuesdays in Woodburn 211

Professional Development Workshop for Faculty - Oct. 26, 2018

Please check your schedule and consider joining the Office of Graduate Education and Life for a workshop focused on setting and aligning expectations to maximize the quality of mentoring relationship. Faculty members Paul Hernandez (Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development) and Natalie Shook (Psychology) will lead participants in a discussion and activities around designing and communicating clear goals and expectations for a mentored research project, how to listen to and consider mentee expectations of their mentor, how to develop a mentoring compact, and how to align mentor-mentee expectations.

Location: AER 120 (across from the Evansdale Library)

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Register through this link by October 24:

Refreshments will be provided.

If you have questions, contact Betty Mei in OGEL (

Fall 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference

Experience the Fall 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference virtually!

The plenary sessions for the upcoming conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 8-9, 2018 will be webcast live to the research community. View the plenary sessions to gain key insights into a wide rang e of current issues at N SF including: the state of current funding, new and current policies and procedures, and pe rtinent administrative issues.

Please click here for more information and to register. Check out the webcast agenda for more information on the sessions that will be covered. These sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing once the conference has concluded. Presentations will also be available on the conference website.

If you have any questions, please send an email to:, or call 703.245.7562.

Workshop on Finding Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students

The Downtown Campus Library will host a workshop titled "Finding Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students" Oct. 10 from 3-4 p.m. in Room 136 .

This session will cover two tools available to WVU scholars for finding external funding: the Foundation Center’s Funding Directory Online Professional and Pivot. Participants will learn basic search strategies on both databases as well as how to set up their profiles on Pivot and how to receive funding alerts. Participants will also learn internal procedures for applying for funding and how WVU Sponsored Programs can help them in their funding search.

West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) offering NIH R03 Intensive Grant Writing Groups

WVCTSI is accepting applications for an intensive writing group designed for clinical and translational investigators interested in developing National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03 small grant award applications. This five-week intensive writing group will begin in November and offers participants the opportunity to receive structured guidance and feedback on their application for the February 2019 submission deadline.

Interested participants should visit the program webpage for additional information and complete application instructions. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, October 15. Please email Joan Lakoski, Ph.D., WVCTSI director of proposal development, for more information.

Help the National Science Foundation think outside the box; enter the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF. It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering.

Entries will be accepted through October 26, 2018. For more information, including entry instructions, eligibility, rules, and judging criteria, please visit the NSF 2026 Idea Machine website .

NSF ERA Forum Webinar – September 26, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET

You are invited to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on September 26, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time. To participate in this Forum, please Register Now.

The topics for this forum will be the new Proposal Preparation and Submission Functionality for Collaborative Proposals, the New Award Notice, and Branding Options for the Consolidation of and FastLane.

For more information about the NSF ERA Forum Webinar, please visit the DIAS/Policy Office website at This Forum will have a limited number of spots. Please register early and feel free to rally in groups for the WebEx session.

Fall 2018 NSF Grants Conference – Registration Will Open September 6th

Registration for the Fall 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference will open Thursday, September 6th at 12 PM EDT on the conference website.

The event will take place November 8-9, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Intercontinental New Orleans. The registration fee is $425. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided to all participants.

It is anticipated that this event will reach capacity very quickly, so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot. In the meantime, please check the website for a preliminary agenda, and information about the conference venue, hotel room options and travel logistics.

If you have any questions, please send an email to:, or call 703.245.7562.

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation.

Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:

September 19-20 NIH Workshop co-hosted by Congressman McKinley and WVU

Over the past several years, Congress has supported significant increases for the National Institutes of Health. To help ensure that institutions across the State of West Virginia, including Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) are fully aware of new and existing NIH initiatives and programs, U.S. Congressman David B. McKinley, has invited National Institutes of Health officials to the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center on September 19th-20th.

On September 19, Congressman McKinley will kick off the visit at West Virginia University (WVU) Health Sciences Center (HSC) at approximately 1:00. During the afternoon, NIH Institute Directors will share their missions and visions and have an opportunity to learn about some of the major health research initiatives underway at WVU HSC and Marshall University. September 20th will be reserved for a series of presentations and workshops at WVU HSC that will include a general session on major NIH initiatives and a number of breakout sessions on relevant topics, with the anticipated time being from 8-3:00. This is truly a unique opportunity for West Virginia institutions of higher education to learn from, and interact with, NIH officials.

Additional information will be forthcoming but please reserve these dates on your calendar if you plan to attend.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Proposers Day

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Research Announcement (RA) for the Young Faculty Award (YFA) program. The Proposers Day will be held on August 8, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. The event will be held via a webcast only. Advance registration is required for viewing the webcast.

Additional information regarding this SN can be found at the link below.

For specific questions regarding this SN, please send email to

Write Winning Grants seminar to be held October 4th

This fall, the WVU Research Office will once again offer Write Winning Grants, a one-day grant-writing seminar, on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

The seminar will be held in the Okey Patteson Auditorium at the Health Sciences Center. Write Winning Grants has been highly rated by past participants, and the Research Office strongly encourages attendance by anyone who hasn’t participated in the past (though all faculty are welcome!). The seminar will be a full day (8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) of grant-writing activities and refreshers, with lunch and light refreshments provided.

All interested faculty should register by 11:59pm, Monday, September 10 at the following link:

Please note, if you register and do not attend the seminar, the respective department will be charged. If you register and attend, the college will cover the cost of your attendance.

Any questions can be directed to Deanna Messenger (, point of contact for the event.

DARPA - Request For Information - Confidence Levels for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

"Confidence Levels" for the Social and Behavioral Sciences The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on new ideas and approaches for creating (semi)automated capabilities to assign "Confidence Levels" to specific studies, claims, hypotheses, conclusions, models, and/or theories found in social and behavioral science research. These social and behavioral science Confidence Levels should rapidly enable a non-expert to understand and quantify the confidence they can have in a specific research result or claim's reliability, reproducibility, and robustness.

For more information, click here.

New WVU Institutional Repository Going Live

The WVU new Institutional Repository (IR) is getting ready to go live, and needs some faculty work to populate it. The Research Office and the Libraries are looking for faculty to work with now so that we will have some great work to showcase when we launch broadly.

Interested faculty members would work with the scholarly communications librarian, Ian Harmon, to deposit their work into the repository. In addition to data sets and articles, the IR can also accept audio and video files, photos, etc. so ALL scholarly work can use this resource. If you are interested in learning more about putting your work into the IR, please contact Ian Harmon in the libraries for more information. We would love to see faculty from diverse units use this resource.

Register Early & Save for Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar in San Francisco, CA

Could you benefit from learning more about applying to NIH and our policies, processes, and resources? Do you know colleagues, whether they be faculty, research administrators or trainees at your institution who might also benefit? If so, then consider attending the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration taking place in San Francisco, California – October 17 -19, 2018.

Register by June 22 and save while Early Registration rates are still available.

The 2-day seminar offers a unique and valuable opportunity to interact with hundreds of your peers, while spending time learning the latest NIH grants policy and process information first-hand from over 65 NIH & HHS program, grants, review and policy officials. In addition to choosing from 6 concurrent sessions during the seminar, you will be able to make appointments with presenters for 15 minutes chats during a time called, “1:1 Meet the Experts”.

For more information click here.

Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program Innovation Corps @ Department of Defense (I-Corps @ DoD)

The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications from current/recent DoD awardees on basic research topics to receive mentoring and funding to accelerate the transition and commercialization of the funded research.

The I-Corps @ DoD program is designed to support the acceleration of basic research innovations from qualifying institutions by providing Principal Investigators (PIs) and students with training and mentorship in customer discovery and the commercialization process.

The goals of this program are to spur the transition of fundamental research with potential defense relevance to the marketplace, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students, faculty, and other researchers to understand innovation and entrepreneurship.

There will be three outcomes of the I-Corps @ DoD program: 1) a clear go/no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan to do so, and 3) an understanding of what kind of minimum viable product demonstration would be required by key partners and customer segments. Informal White Papers due: 8 June 2018. Applications Due: 6 July 2018 by 4:00pm local Durham, NC time.

Click here for the full program announcement.

FY 2019 NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) for the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

The full text of the Announcement will be posted on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) at In anticipation of the upcoming CAN release, NASA WV EPSCoR Committee invites pre-proposals from eligible faculty for the FY 2018 NASA EPSCoR program (due no later than June 22, 2018)

West Virginia may submit a package containing one proposal requesting up to $750,000 in federal funds for a three year period. A cost share of at least 50% from non-federal sources is required. For more information, please visit the following link .

Software Carpentry Workshop

The Research Office, in collaboration with the University Libraries, will offer a two-day Software Carpentry Workshop on April 21-22 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Downtown Library, Lower Level room 104. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will also be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. The workshop is open to faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students. Prior experience with “R” is not required. Cost for the workshop is $20. For more information and to register, please visit the following link.

2018 NIH Regional Seminar

Register now for the upcoming pre-seminar workshop at the NIH Regional Seminar in Washington, DC on May 2, 2018. The workshop, “Human Research Reviews: Mastering the Process,” is aimed at early-stage investigators , and anyone new to IRB review and administration, who want to learn more about human subjects research review and how it aligns with NIH’s processes. The workshop will also cover relevant changes in the revised Common Rule. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage with OHRP and NIH staff, and network with other investigators and human research professionals. Participation in this full-day workshop fulfills the NIH human subjects training requirement for key personnel, and participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion. Registration is filling up quickly, register today!

Please click here to register.

2018 WVU IDEA Hub Demo Day

The registration period for WVU’s IDEA Hub Demo Day (April 19, 2018), opened on March 1st. This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff from across the entire campus to demonstrate their work in innovation, entrepreneurship and design.

Register today and encourage others to partake! Participants will gain exposure across campus and to the broader community, while having the opportunity to win cash and prizes. Deadline to register your application is March 21.

To register or for more information click here.

Spring 2018 NSF Grants Conference

Registration for the Spring 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference will open Thursday, March 15th at 12 PM EST on the conference website.

The event will take place June 4-5, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The registration fee is $405. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided to all participants.

We anticipate that this event will reach capacity very quickly, so remember to register as soon as possible to secure your spot. In the meantime, please check the website for a preliminary agenda, and information about the conference venue, hotel room reservations and travel logistics.

We hope to see you in Detroit. If you have any questions, please send an email to:, or call James Armstrong at: 703.245.7562.

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) Call for Applications

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners-- including organizers, advocates, or other community champions. These teams use the power of applied research—research that informs and supports critical work being done in communities—to advance health and equity. Their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

Each year, applicant teams focus on one of two annual themes. The two themes for the 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders CFA are 1. Solutions for better health care delivery in rural America and 2. Addressing the social and economic determinants to prevent chronic conditions and to promote health, well-being, and equity in rural America.

IRL fellows receive $25,000 per year for each team member ($75,000 over three years) to support time in the program (approximately one day per week), and a one-time research project grant of approximately $100,000 for the team. There’s no need to relocate—fellows gather several times per year in-person, then collaborate virtually and apply learnings in real time in their home communities. They become refreshed and recharged, ready to use their innovation and leadership to advance a Culture of Health.

We hope you will apply, and share this opportunity with others you know who are doing great work to advance health and equity in the US. Regardless of professional fields, we’re looking for great thinkers from many backgrounds and perspectives! If you have any questions, please send an email to

STEM Collaboration Opportunity with Brazil

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, and West Virginia University (WVU) announce a new program to fund joint collaborative proposals in the fields related to STEM and Social Sciences. The goal of the program is to promote long-term and sustainable research collaborations between the two regions. For more information, please visit the FAPESP site.

The closing date for submission of proposals is March 19, 2018.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career Fair

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) are recruiting students in STEM. ORNL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy lab, dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security.

ORNL and ORISE are co-hosting a virtual career fair February 22nd from noon to 3 p.m. EST at a computer or mobile device near you! Register for the Laboratory Internship Virtual Event here.

This virtual career fair will feature various internship opportunities and research participation programs at ORNL. Participants may also chat with ORNL scientists and ORISE recruiters and get tips on applying. This is an excellent opportunity to network and see what a unique internship experience at a national lab would be like. An agenda for the event can be found here.

Microsoft AI for Earth Grant

The Microsoft AI for Earth program awards advanced Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources and powerful Esri GIS tools to individuals and organizations working on environmental and conservation programs aimed towards transforming the way we are currently managing complex environmental challenges. The awards are intended to drive exploration and discovery by providing innovative data science, spatial analysis, and visualization tools to organizations that are focused on finding solutions to climate change, loss of biodiversity, agricultural cost and yield, and increased water scarcity.

Areas of focus include (1) agriculture, (2) water, (3) biodiversity, and (4) climate change. For more information about the program and to submit an application, please visit the program’s website. The deadline for this grant is April 9, 2018.

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

Potential WVU Internal Competition: Please email Katie Stores, Associate Dean for External Research, ( by February 8, 2018, if you are interested in the following opportunity. This is a limited submission, and the research office will conduct an internal competition, if there is interest from multiple faculty.

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes responsible conduct for research (RCR), and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress responsible conduct for research, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?

Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or among other factors, and they specify plans for developing interventions that promote the effectiveness of identified factors. Full Proposal Deadline Date: April 17, 2018.

DoD Defense Enterprise Science Initiative (DESI)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Enterprise Science Initiative (DESI) is a pilot program that supports use-inspired basic research performed by university-industry teams. DESI is sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD/R&E), and is run in collaboration with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and the Army Research Office (ARO).

DESI incentivizes use-inspired basic research, defined as a scientific study or experiment directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in the context of end-use applications. Projects funded in the program bring together university and industry teams with the aim of discovering completely new solutions to challenging defense and national security problems, and using that knowledge to influence existing or new acquisition programs. DESI-funded projects also aim to accelerate the impact of basic research results on defense capabilities. Proposals must be received electronically through by 11:59 PM Eastern time on March 30, 2018 to be considered. Pre-proposal inquiries and questions should be received through electronic mail by February 10, 2018.

L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Program

The L'Oreal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, we have awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants. We are seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Applications for the 2018 L'Oreal USA For Women in Science program will open on December 4, 2017 and are due by February 2, 2018.

Candidates are selected from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.

The application and more information about the L'Oreal USA For Women in Science program can be found at

Software Carpentry Workshop on Github, Unix Shell, and Python

The Research Office, in collaboration with the University Libraries, is pleased to announce the next WVU Software Carpentry Workshop. The two-day course will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 in the Downtown Library, Lower Level room 104 and is aimed at graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty. You don't have to have any previous experience with Python, Github or the Unix shell; just come with your laptop, and be prepared to learn. See registration link for more details. Cost is $20 and snacks and beverages will be provided. Contact with any questions.

To register, please click here.

Long-Form Scholarship Celebration

The third annual celebration of long-form scholarship and creative work produced by faculty and staff will occur in March 2018. In partnership with the WVU Humanities Center and the WVU Press, the Office of the Provost wishes to celebrate and recognize the achievements of all faculty and staff members who have published a book, released a CD, or produced a full-length work in another medium (e.g. art or theater.)

Accordingly, if you published, released or produced a full-length work between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 (anticipated), please complete the form at this link by close of business on Friday, December 1.

If you have questions about the form or it does not accommodate the information about your work, please email my office at for clarification.

Woodburn Write-On-Site

Our new Woodburn Write-On-Site gives you the time and space to devote to your grant-writing. Drop in anytime!

Woodburn Write-On-Site

Fall 2017 Brown Bag Series

Join us for our Fall 2017 Brown Bag Series!

  • Session 1: National Science Foundation | September 12
  • Session 2: National Institutes of Health | October 10
  • Session 3: Fellowships | November 14

All sessions take place from 12–1 p.m. and are located in Woodburn Hall 211. Snacks will be provided. Bring your lunch, laptop, and research questions.

Fall 2017 Brown Bag Series

Medical Humanities & Health Studies Collaborative Workshops

Please join us for our Fall 2017 Medical Humanities & Health Sciences Collaborative workshops.

  • Definitions & Policy | September 27
  • Evaluation | October 25
  • Engagement | November 29

All workshops take place from 11:30-1:00 p.m. and are located in Woodburn Hall 211.

MHHSC Workshops

Water Insights Seminar Series

Water Insights is an interdisciplinary seminar series on water science, water management, and water policy sponsored by the Environment and Natural Resources Institute. Speakers include researchers, water managers, and water policy makers from Penn State, other universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The series engages the University and broader community in collaborative learning and discussion about critical water challenges from local to global scales.

An upcoming seminar of interest is "Hydrological connectivity and nutrient management in the Chesapeake Bay watershed" by Anthony R. Buda, Hydrologist, USDA-ARS. It will be held Tuesday, October 3 at 12:00 p.m.

For more information, please see the attached flyer. Water Insights Flyer

NSF Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) Webinars

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) invites individuals or groups of individuals from the U.S. research community to submit White Papers on topics in science, engineering, and/or STEM education that are ripe for international network-to-network collaboration. Responses should identify respective networks in the U.S. and abroad that could be better connected to leverage expertise, data, facilities, and/or other resources to stimulate critical research advances through networks of networks. This information-gathering effort will inform OISE of the potential need for a future program or program emphasis. Additional information on this call and instructions on submitting a White Paper are provided in the Dear Colleague Letter. Please direct questions to

OISE is hosting two public webinars to discuss the Dear Colleague Letter and answer questions from the research community.

Webinar 1: September 28, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar 2: October 6, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Log-in instructions are available on the OISE Homepage under "Events."

Call for Papers: Southern Demographic Association

The Southern Demographic Association invites submissions of 250-word abstracts for individual research papers and posters in applied or academic demography, economics, geography, sociology, public health, epidemiology, and psychology. Also welcome are proposals for thematic sessions, panel discussions, and software demonstrations.

Submissions are due by June 30, 2017. Please contact program chair Karin Brewster at with any questions.

SDA Call for Papers

Software Carpentry Workshop

The Software Carpentry Workshop, hosted by the Office of Research and WVU Libraries, will focus on Python. The event is an example-driven, two-day workshop on basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty are welcome. Participants should bring their own laptops.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 in the Downtown Library, Room 104. It costs $20.00, and snacks and beverages will be provided.

Lecture on Developing Research Ideas

C. F. Jeff Wu, Professor and Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present a lecture on developing research ideas hosted by the WVU Department of Statistics.

The lecture, "From Real World Problems to Esoteric Research," will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Evansdale Crossing Room 414. For more information, see the news release.

Research Administration Round Table

Join the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for a round table to learn more about managing your sponsored award through Mountaineer Marketplace. Representatives from Financial Services, Procurement Contract and Payment Services, OSP, and Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will share key points:

  • Subcontract process
  • Why the period of performance is so important
  • Why and where to document the business purposes of the transaction
  • Monitoring transactions
  • Reports
  • Timing of transactions between Marketplace and MAP
  • Where you should look to ensure that payment has been made
  • Tracking orders from Marketplace

The round table will be held on Wednesday, April 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Mountainlair's Gluck Theater.

Spring 2017 Brown Bag Series

Join us for our Spring 2017 Brown Bag Series!

  • Session 1: Integrating Funded Research Into Your Life | February 7
  • Session 2: Before You Even Apply | March 21
  • Session 3: Collaborating with Us for Success | April 11

All sessions take place from 12–1 p.m. and are located in Woodburn Hall 211. Snacks will be provided. Bring your lunch, laptop, and research questions.

Spring 2017 Brown Bag Series

Fall 2016 Advanced Brown Bag Series

Introducing our Fall 2016 Advanced Brown Bag Series! Our series covers questions that plague the experienced grantseeker. Whether you participated in the Spring 2016 series or not, please join us!

  • Session 1: Collaborations | Thursday, September 22
  • Session 2: Negotiations | Wednesday, October 19
  • Session 3: Broader Impacts | Thursday, November 10
All sessions take place from 12–1 p.m. and are located in Woodburn Hall 211. Snacks will be provided. Bring your lunch, laptop, and research questions.

Fall 2016 Advanced Brown Bag Series

Climbing the Research Mountain Without Falling

This workshop is aimed primarily at faculty within the first three years of their appointment, but all faculty are welcome. The goal is to inform our new(er) faculty on the infrastructure available to support research programs and to promote success in securing and sustaining external funding. Come and learn strategies for how to build a successful research program and what support you need to launch or enhance a successful career at WVU. Lunch will be provided.

  • Date: November 4, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Advanced Engineering Research Building
Register now to hear from presenters including Melanie Page, Associate Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activity, and Sheena Murphy, Associate Vice President for Research Development, from the WVU Research Office.

Small Business Innovation Research Program

Road Tour 2016

WVU faculty can engage with Small Business Innovation Research Program leaders face-to-face during the 2016 Rational Tour. If you could use early-stage, non-dilutive research funding, this gathering of state and federal representatives is for you.

Fred King, Vice President at WVU Research, will cover the registration fee for WVU faculty attending the event. Register and use promo code "WVU1" to avoid a fee.

Questions? Read the FAQs or contact Deanna Whorton at 304.293.5913 or

Location: WVU Media Innovation Center, fourth floor of the Evansdale Crossing Building
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 19, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2016 Summer Grants Workshop

From Idea to Draft: Grant Writing Across the Disciplines

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Research Office will host a week-long grant writing workshop this summer, June 20-24. This writing-intensive workshop will feature hands-on writing activities, mock review panels, and sessions on funding agencies, budgets and budget narratives, and long-term grant planning. The event will be facilitated by Dr. Cheryl Ball, Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies in the Department of English.

Location: WVU Downtown Library, Room 2036
Date and Time: June 20-24, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2015–2016 Brown Bag Series

The Research Brown Bag series is an opportunity to learn more about working with the ECAS Research Office in an informal setting.
  • Session 1, December 3: Who We Are and What We Offer
  • Session 2, January 21: Collaborating with Us for Success
  • Session 3, February 18: Marketing Yourself as a Successful Grantee
  • Session 4, March 17: Improving Your Grant: The Attachments
  • Session 5, April 21: Improving Your Grant: The Narrative

Topics in Research Funding Series

Posing Questions and Proposing Research: The Proposal Review Process at NSF

Saylor Breckenridge speaks about the NSF review process.

Presented on April 3, 2016 by Dr. R. Saylor Breckenridge, Professor at Wake Forest University and Former National Science Foundation Program Director.