The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) facilitates the entire research development process by:
Sponsored by WCU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
APPLICATIONS DUE AS ONE PDF TO email@example.com by 17 APRIL 2017
Starting in Fall 2017, ORSP will coordinate a year-long professional development program for up to ten tenure-track assistant professors. The participants will receive training to promote and strengthen their skills in developing a strong research agenda and becoming principal investigators of externally funded projects. Training will include best practices to identify funding opportunities, to build collaborations across disciplines and institutions, to communicate with a sponsor’s program officer, to write a grant proposal, and to ensure compliance with responsible conduct of research policies. Facilitated meetings for the participants will provide networking time. In addition to the training, each participant will identify a professional mentor who will provide advice related to expanding the participants’ research and scholarly portfolios by developing funding proposals, executing sponsored research projects, and publishing results in peer-reviewed publications.
Application Form (word download)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Catherine Spaur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-436-3060
Research Days are semi-annual events that provide the only venue for all WCU faculty and students to present, discuss, and demonstrate research and scholarship in all disciplines. It also serves as a valuable forum for researchers to practice their presentations prior to upcoming regional and national conferences. The next Research Day will be held in the Fall of 2017
Invited Speaker Presentations
Student Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) Awards Speakers
University research seminars – WCU faculty and their students discuss their research and lessons learned from their experiences
Faculty research focus groups – multi-disciplinary researchers will be invited to discuss potential collaborations with other WCU faculty
Workshops – ORSP staff and WCU faculty will present topical research-related seminars and facilitated panel discussions
PIVOT is a subscription database that contains funding opportunities from over 11,500 sponsors and provides the ability for WCU faculty, student and staff to identify and connect to the most comprehensive source of Federal, State and private sector funding opportunities. Pivot also enables researchers to identify potential research partners inside or outside WCU. PIVOT access usign WCU signon (Shibboleth)
The next faculty PIVOT training session will be held in Fall smester.
· Faculty desiring a PIVOT demo please feel free to contact Holly Jackson to schedule.
. You must register for this course in advance, as space is limited. Please visit the FAST training schedule homepage to register (Mouse over the course title located on the calendar in order to register).
· A course description can be found here
· You are required to create a PIVOT account before attending this training, please visit the find funding page of the Research website for instructions on how to create your PIVOT account.
Ask for a PIVOT Demo in your classroom by one of our Graduate Assistants: Email Holly Jackson
The link below provides a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that you read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for yourselves whether you want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards:
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