Julie Osburn

Julie Osburn

Director, Office of Research


julie.osburn@wayne.edu, ak0804@wayne.edu

313-577-3606 (fax)

Office Hours: Faculty and staff are welcome to contact me directly to set up a time to meet and discuss research and/or funding needs. Students with questions regarding scholarships should email coescholarships@wayne.edu.

421 Education

Julie Osburn

Degrees and Certifications


  • Masters of Education, Educational Psychology, Wayne State University, College of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Anthoplogy (Major) and Human Resource Development (Minor), Oakland University, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Concentration in Women's Studies, Oakland University


  • Practice of Research Administration and Management, Society of Research Administration International
  • Level Up, Research Administration Micro credential, Society of Research Administration International


The Research Office provides support to faculty and staff on proposal preparation and submission as well as award management of grants and contracts. We serve as a liaison with the university's Sponsored Program Administration office in order to ensure proposals adhere to university and agency guidelines.
As the Director, I oversee the day-to-day operations of the Research Office and facilitate research development with faculty and staff in the College of Education. In addition, I currently serve on the WSU Deans/Directors of Research Committee and Chair the College of Education's Scholarship Committee.
Photo credit: Paul Hitzelberger, United Photo Works (2022)

Area of Expertise

  • Research Development
  • Grant writing
  • Research Administration
  • Program Development
  • Corporate and Foundation fundraising


Staff Innovation Award, WSU College of Education (2023)

Unsung Hero Award, WSU Volunteers, Administrators, & Coaches Training Program (2008)

Significant Contributions to Career Development, WSU Project REACH/T.I.P. (2002)


Community Engagement Activities

Winning Futures Mentor (2016 - 2018)

Vice Chair, Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition (2014 - 2019)

Leadership Team, Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition (2020 - present)

YES Ferndale Campaign Committee (2019 - present)

Ferndale Public Schools 2020 Bond Committee (2019 - present)

Ferndale Public Schools Diversity Committee (2018 - 2022)


 Invited Speaker, WE AIM Program (2023)

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