Hanover Research: January 22, 2021

Wichita State University is partnering with Hanover Research to provide faculty with three webinars designed to increase your grant-writing success and research competitiveness.  These webinars build upon our in-house workshop series, and attendance therefore requires participation in one or more previous WSU Office of Research workshops, such as one of those offered on October 2, October 9, or October 14, or with prior approval from Fran Cook, Training Manager.  If there is sufficient need, an additional WSU workshop will be added prior to the Hanover webinars. The next Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshop will take place on January 13, 2021.

  • Good vs Fundable Proposals Webinar- Friday, January 22, 2021, 10am - 12pm. This training will explore the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  A panel of grant consultants from a range of backgrounds will follow. 
  • Faculty Consultations- Friday, January 22, 2021 - If you register and attend one or more of the Hanover webinars on October 30th or January 22nd, you will have a chance to receive a one-on-one consultation with a grant consultant expert from Hanover Research, who specializes in your area of research.  Only eight slots are available and faculty (or groups of faculty with similar interests) must provide a white paper in advance of the Faculty Consultation to be considered for this opportunity. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops 


WSU Office of Research Workshop: NIH R15: January 27, 2021, 1:00-2:30pm

Please join the Office of Research at a virtual webinar to hear from WSU researcher experts who 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.  Dr. Moriah Beck, Associate Professor of Chemistry, will discuss her experience in receiving an NIH R15 award at WSU, and her service as a reviewer on three NIH review panels.  Dr. George Bousfield, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, will discuss his research success, having received large multi-year, and multi-project PO1 (Research Program Project Grant) grants from NIH.   

Email proposals@wichita.edu or register through MyTraining



Past Workshop Recordings:

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

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

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 - December 15, 2020

Faculty Support Committee Powerpoint

Internal Grant Opportunities Handouts

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 - January 13, 2020

Introduction to WSU Office of Research Handouts