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WSU Research Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

Enhancing WSU’s research enterprise by enabling faculty to write award-winning proposals, and providing research expansion activities


Learn about latest research advancement activities and opportunities here, and by visiting the Office of Research calendar.

  • Pew Scholars Program

    The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. The award provides $240,000 in flexible support—$60,000 per year for four years. The funds may be used, at the discretion of the Pew Scholar, for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel directly related to the Scholar’s research as to best advance their research and career.

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  • Discover DSO Day

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring an event (D3) to (1) familiarize attendees with DSO’s mission and the nature of the efforts we support; (2) promote understanding of how to do business with DSO and (3) facilitate discussions with potential performers.

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The Office of Research Advancement and Partnership (ORAP), provides faculty with the following support:


Geeta Dutta, Ph.D.

Proposal Managers
Elizabeth James, Ph.D.

Robert Finney, Ph.D.

Maureen Bonnefin, CRA

Program Manager
Philip Barrett

Faculty Research Development Specialist
Emily Brashear

Washington State University