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Research Administration Training begins Sept. 3
August 19, 2010

PULLMAN – A training series designed specifically for employees managing research projects and sponsored programs will be presented by Human Resource Services beginning Friday, Sept. 3.


The “Research Administration Training Series” focuses on the administrative and management activities that contribute to successful research projects.


The first session, titled “Research Administration Update,” will focus on:

award processing and management

new forms, online entry and processing

improved databases

workflow processing

policy and procedure updates


Other courses in this series include topics on:

regulation compliance

administration costs and budgeting

understanding contracts

proposal submission processes


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Apply now for fall graduate student travel grants
July 12, 2010

PULLMAN – The Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association now are taking applications for fall semester graduate student travel grants. These grants are intended to help students in their research and scholarly activities and to present papers at significant meetings.


The deadline for the fall 2010 travel grant applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. The travel period is from Oct. 1-Jan. 31. Applications and further information can be found on the following website.

Register now for Hardhat Classic Golf Tourney
June 4, 2010

Above l-r, Jordan Bowker, 2010-2011 WSU Facilities Operations scholarship recipient; Andrew Seaman of Jess Ford of Pullman; and Steve Westbrook, FacOps scholarship committee chair, pose at Palouse Ridge Golf Club with a Ford 2010 F150 XLT Super Cab 4wd pickup truck, the tourney’s hole-in-one prize which is sponsored by the dealership. Caitlyn Dimock, the other scholarship recipient, was not available for the photo.



PULLMAN – Registration to play in the Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament at Palouse Ridge Golf Club is open through Aug. 1. The tournament is an annual … » More …

Scientists receive $1.1 million for biofuels research
January 15, 2010



RICHLAND – WSU scientists based in the Tri-Cities and Pullman are getting a combined $1.1 million for biofuels research from the U.S. Department of Energy.
DOE announced $80 million for biofuels projects, split between three consortia. WSU is one of several groups involved in the consortia and will receive funding as part of the two groups co-led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is getting $14 million. For more details, see the DOE press release.

For WSU Tri-Cities, this means $620,000 of research … » More …

Partnership increases economic growth
February 19, 2008

VANCOUVER – Washington State Lt. Gov. Brad Owen will visit WSU Vancouver at 1:30 p.m., Feb. 21 to highlight recent grants from the Washington Technology Center (WTC) to researchers at WSU Vancouver.

“We are really seeing a trend toward this kind of engagement between the state, university research facilities and private industry,” said Hal Dengerink, chancellor of WSU Vancouver and Vice Chair of the WTC board of directors. “Such a partnership between these three entities is key to economic development.”

In January of this year, the WTC awarded Research and Technology Development funding totaling $528,978 to eight projects developed between companies and Washington … » More …

Grant proposals sought for innovative ideas
February 11, 2008

The Office of Undergraduate Education is seeking grant proposals for “innovative ideas to enhance learning and teaching at WSU.”  The deadline to submit proposals is March 21.

Up to eight grants of a maximum of $5,000 each will be awarded. It is expected that recipients should be notified by April 30.

Funding comes from the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment, established when WSU President Sam Smith retired in 2000.  By funding projects that can serve as models to other faculty at WSU and nationally, the endowment seeks to increase WSU’s capacity to engage in continuous improvement of its educational … » More …

Grant management added to faculty series
September 17, 2007

Managing grants once faculty members receive them is the focus of a new track of classes offered as part of WSU’s Office of Research Faculty Development Series (FDS).

“We want our staff and faculty who manage grants trained well,” said Nancy Shrope, assistant director in the Office of Grant and Research Development (OGRD). In order to keep getting government money, she said, the university must closely follow rules for managing grants and must offer education on how to manage them.

“Competition for grant money is becoming tighter,” Shrope said. “We hope to give grant managers at WSU the information and tools they need to … » More …

Award winners named for 2006
February 28, 2007

PULLMAN – The Washington State University’s Sponsored Program Administrators Awards Committee has named the awardees for the 2006 Grant and Contracts Administration Awards. The two awards in the Service category went to Margaret (Peggy) Bowe, WSU Vancouver, and Cathleen Fabich, Fiscal Specialist at the College of Engineering and Architecture. The Contribution Awards were given to Marilyn Burns, College of Education, and John Tarnai, director of the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center. John Brabb, finance and budget manager at Crop and Soil Sciences, and Gayle Landeen, administrative manager at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, received Honorable Mentions for Service during the award ceremony. … » More …

Pucker up!
February 16, 2007

Photo: Carolyn Ross is framed by the pass-through where researchers hand wine, crackers and score sheets to volunteer tasters.  Light in the tasting room is pink to disguise the color of the wine so it doesn’t influence the tasters. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services).Carolyn Ross is looking for Pullman faculty, staff and students over age 21 who would like to sample red wines and evaluate their puckering power. “We’re seeking volunteers for our panels to assess these wines, including their appearance, aroma, flavor and astringency (which is characterized by the puckering feeling in the mouth after tasting),” explained Ross, an assistant professor of … » More …

WSU scientists receive biology, electronics grants
January 30, 2007

VANCOUVER — Several faculty members at Washington State University Vancouver recently received major research grants.The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Ruth Phillips, adjunct research professor of biology, $450,000 over three years for integration of the genetic and physical maps of rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon. Phillips is coordinating her research efforts with those of scientists in Canada and Norway to integrate and correlate results from genome projects on trout and salmon. Phillips’ research involves the evolution of duplicate genes, the role of chromosome rearrangements in speciation, and the evolution of sex chromosomes in these species.Genetic and physical mapping of the genomes and isolation of genes for … » More …