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Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

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


In recognition of the Arts and Humanities enterprise at WSU, ORAP announces the Arts & Humanities Grant Program for 2017. The WSU Strategic Plan emphasizes the University’s commitment to enhancing research, scholarship, and creativity at WSU, including the expansion of research and creative outputs typically associated with these disciplines. This funding opportunity supports projects that will advance university-wide arts and humanities initiatives as well as individual efforts. Submission deadline is April 3, 2017 at 5pm.

Guidelines for applying can be found on our Funding Page. Questions can be directed to Becky James at


The application process for the 2017 Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund is now open. This funding opportunity provides seed funding to currently enrolled WSU graduate students working on projects in education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. One $1,200 award will be awarded to a project that promotes the conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Submission deadline is April 14, 2017 at 5pm.

Guidelines for applying can be found on our Funding Page. Questions can be directed to Maureen Bonnefin at


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Sciences Office, published details for an opportunity for potential performers to meet with a DSO program manager to discuss mutual research interests. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Discover DSO Day event scheduled for June 15, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. You can find out more information at DARPA-SN-17-29.



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