Research

West Chester University

Gautam Pillay, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
628 S. High Street
Filano Hall, Room 205
610-436-3592
Fax: 610-436-2689
gpillay@wcupa.edu


 

 

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.

 

Announcements


 

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.

 


First Monthly Research Roundtable

Thursday, 25 September, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Sturzebecker HSC 301B conference room on the South campus.

This will be an opportunity to talk with other faculty about your research interests, hear from them as well, and see if your interests overlap.  Or you can just come to learn about what other faculty do for their research, scholarly and creative activities.

Faculty who wish to attend will have around 5-10 minutes to talk about their research. Then we will have a casual group discussion about how we can support these endeavors and what assistance you need from the research office and the administration.

Space in this conference room is limited, so if you would like to attend, please email research@wcupa.edu by Monday, 22 September, in order to reserve your spot.

 


 

Recent Calls for Proposals:

 

 

WCU University Research Funding (URF) Grant

(formerly FGD)

WCU Foundation Faculty and Student Research (FaStR) Grant
Deadline Date

17 December 2014,

12:00 Noon

17 October 2014, 5:00 PM ET

Award Amount

$7500 $10,000
Link to full funding Announcement URF Grant Guidelines 2014-2105 FaStR Grants RFP

Additional

Details

URF informational Workshop:

September 24th, 3:45pm Sykes 210

 

 

PIVOT Training:

Join us for PIVOT training workshops held in Anderson 24 on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Registration is required as space is limited.  Please e-mail SATRegistration@wcupa.edu to register!

Click here for a course description

 

Services provided by the Research Office

  • External funding searches, based on individual and/or small group research interests.
  • Assistance with proposal development, including review of funders’ guidelines, proposal development,  budget development, editing, and submission of completed proposals
  • Post-awards negotiations with Program Officers
  • Workshops and training on all aspects of proposal development and grants management
  • Development of undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities
  • Consultation on federal, state, and private-sector funding agencies
  • Consultation on intellectual property and technology transfer

 

Policies and Deadlines

  • Investigators interested in responding to a call for proposals should contact the OSR staff at least 30 days prior to the submission deadline
  • All proposals being submitted to external funding agencies must be circulated on campus using a WCU Grant/Contract Cover Sheet and must be presented to the OSR at least 10 working days prior to the submission deadline

 

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.