West Chester University
Gautam Pillay, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
628 S. High Street
Filano Hall, Room 205
Welcome to the Research Office
The Research Office provides administrative and technical support and oversight to faculty and staff in the development and submission of proposals to external organizations, including federal, state, and private-sector sponsors, to support research, scholarly, and creative activities. We manage all pre-award activities and the intellectual property development process, including patent applications and commercialization agreements. We collaborate with faculty and staff from all academic units and other campus offices to encourage the submission of grant and contract applications. We work with Fiscal Affairs and other offices responsible for post-award management to ensure that grant-funded activities are implemented effectively and that Principal Investigators are knowledgeable of policies and procedures.
The Inaugural West Chester University Monthly Research Seminar
Presented by the Office of Sponsored Research and the Center for International Programs
The Fulbright Program: A Panel Discussion
Monday, September 29th, Philips Autograph Library, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Click here for more information and a list of panelists.
Join us for PIVOT training workshops held in Anderson 24 on the following dates:
Registration is required as space is limited. Please e-mail SATRegistration@wcupa.edu to register!
Click here for a course description
Additional trainings will be scheduled in October. Look for registration information in the September e-mail of the Software Application Training Schedule and check back here for updates.
WCU Foundation Faculty and Student Research (FaStR) Call for Proposals - applications due 17 October
The West Chester University Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of $75,000 in new funding for faculty/student research for this academic year.
The FaStR program is available to all full-time faculty members, and the proposed project must contain a strong student research component.
Title: WCU Foundation Faculty and Student Research (FaStR) Call for Proposals. Download full RFP
Due Date: October 17th, 2014
Award Notifications: January 2015
Project Period: 12-18 months beginning the start of the Spring Semester 2015
Award Amount: $1,000-$10,000
This opportunity supports research projects that result in meaningful contributions to your respective professional fields and to your professional development. The proposal must contain a strong student research component. It is expected that funded projects will employ student researchers. Additionally, proposals leading to the submission of grant applications to external agencies will be favored.
Services provided by the Research Office
Policies and Deadlines
Anyone who is planning to submit a grant proposal to an external funding agency should notify OSR in the early stages of the grant preparation process so that we can offer our assistance and guide prospective investigator(s) through the grant development and submission processes.