Wayne State University

Incentives

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) offers a balanced research incentive plan with lasting benefits. It was developed following consultation with the college faculty and administration, review of incentives at other institutions and deliberations by the College Research Committee. The incentives are reviewed on a regular basis to enhance research productivity, support faculty development and strengthen prospects of external funding. These incentives take into consideration the need to retain and reward productive research faculty, encourage junior faculty, engage faculty with major teaching commitments and train graduate students for successful careers in academia, government and industry.  

The incentives, policies, resources and administrative support are described below.

I. Incentives for Research Productivity 

A. Faculty Research Award Program (FRAP)

Five FRAP awards of up to $40,000.00 each in *phased funding are made annually to eligible faculty to support their research projects. This program is intended to provide awards in four categories:

  1. FRAP Individual Investigator Award
  2. FRAP Collaborative Research Award
  3. FRAP Continuation Research Award
  4. Special Topics Research Award for projects in the areas of Community Engagement, Urban Health and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

For detailed guidelines on award criteria and application information, please visit the Research awards page.

B. Faculty Research Recognition Award Program

This award is presented annually to an outstanding researcher in the college who has been nominated by his or her peers, and selected by an ad hoc committee. Three awards are made annually to recognize outstanding researchers in the three major areas of research in this college: Basic Sciences, Clinical Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The award amount is $2,500 and deposited in the recipient’s R&D account. An award winner also receives an engraved plaque.  

C. Student  Research Recognition Award

This award will be presented annually to three outstanding student researchers in the college who are selected by an ad hoc committee after reviewing their posters on Annual Research Day. One award each will go to a Pharmaceutical Sciences student, a Pharmacy Practice student and a Health Sciences student. Each award will consist of a $250 prize and a certificate.

D. Research Collaborations

The college encourages collaborations among faculty within a department, between different departments within or outside the college. Collaborations among junior and senior faculty benefit junior faculty by providing valuable experience and resources that contribute towards faculty progress and promotion. For senior faculty, such collaborations bring diversity and advancement of research.

II. Salary Savings

Salary savings (80%) are returned to the departments, allowing them to make their own policy in creating a central pool or returning these to individual faculty. The Office of the Dean has created policies on supplemental assistance below.

III. Professional and Academic Development (PAD) Seminars

The university offers PAD seminars on a regular basis. These provide useful information on topics of current interest to help faculty and researchers succeed in their careers. Past seminars have cover information on promotion and tenure, time management, important resources and many other topics. For more information about these seminars, visit http://www.research.wayne.edu/seminars-training/seminar-series.php