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Research and Sponsored Programs


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Research and Sponsored Programs

628 S. High Street
Filano Hall, Room 205
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436 3557
Fax: 610-436-2689

Gautam Pillay, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
610-436 3557

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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) facilitates the entire research development process by:

  • Assisting faculty in looking for funding and support, internally and externally
  • Identifying potential collaborators at WCU and elsewhere
  • Identifying faculty mentors for interested students
  • Engaging our faculty as peer reviewers to strategically invest WCU funding in promising faculty and student research projects
  • Gathering intelligence information so faculty proposals to external funding sponsors have the highest chance for success possible
  • Knowing the sponsoring agency requirements first-hand (some of us have worked for those federal research sponsors prior to our service to WCU)
  • Assisting in proposal development, budget preparation, and even the management of sponsored projects

Look for the next Research Day on November 2, 2016 for the Fall Semester

Research Day logo

The Spring 2016 Research Day was held on Tuesday, 5 April 2016 and featured over 50 poster and 20 oral presentations, presented by faculty and students from all across campus. Additionally, 5 students received the Student Research and Creative Activities award. Each student presented their award winning research in a ceremony held in the Sykes Theatre. Abstracts of all posters and presentations can be found in the program booklet.

Pivot Training for Faculty and Researchers from ProQuest

Past Workshops


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**ORSP Announces Faculty Research Mentor Matchmaking Program. Click here for more information on how you can be involved as a mentor or mentee**

Elizabeth Grillo, Associate Professor, Communuications Sciences and Disorders has been awarded $410,260 from the NIH for research on the prevention of voice disorders. Click here for more information.


WCU Annual Research Report
Research Office Information Sheet
Researcher Resources