Welcome to Research Conversations, a new regular communiqué from the CAHNRS Office of Research.
When I arrived at WSU over 18 months ago, my goals were to get to know each member of the college and to create a space for the voices of faculty, staff and students in the Office of Research, as well as to provide stakeholders greater insight into the activities of the CAHNRS Office of Research.
To better meet these challenges, I am dedicating space on the new Office of Research website for a conversation that is open to everyone, including stakeholders. Please look to this space not only for activities and information to help you to be more competitive in securing extramural funding, but also as a place to offer your insights into the current topic or to ask questions you may have about the CAHNRS Office of Research.» More ...
A conversation space that’s open to anyone who’s interested in increasing their competitiveness for extramural funding and improving the excellence of the CAHNRS research enterprise.
What is the Office of Research?
The CAHNRS Office of Research provides leadership in discovering and applying knowledge through high-quality research. It encompasses the broad research responsibilities of those engaged in agricultural, human and natural resource sciences. It also includes the Agricultural Research Center (ARC), or Experiment Station, which focuses on research activities closely aligned with production agriculture and federal capacity building programs.
Recognizing our unique land-grant research mission to the people of Washington and their increasing global connections, we want faculty to become successful leaders in their area of research, on campus, regionally, nationally and internationally. This is what drives our investment of resources.
The CAHNRS Office of Research administers state and federal programs and funding allocations that support the CAHNRS research enterprise at WSU. This includes support for faculty salaries, technical and administrative support, and operations and start-up support for new faculty.
About one third of the total funding necessary to drive the research enterprise comes from the Washington State and USDA capacity funds. The rest is generated by faculty through competitive grant programs, revenues from commercialization, and from our stakeholders and endowments.