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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

Additional Contact Information

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) 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. Click on the ORSP services for more information.

Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI)

Call for student and faculty mentor applications: SURI 2016 – due Friday, 22 January 2016

***Visit the For Students page for more information and Application Form***

Spring Research Day 5 April 2016

Research Day logo

The Spring 2016 Research Day will be held on Tuesday, 5 April 2016. Research Day is the only WCU-wide event that provides a venue for 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 for upcoming regional and national conferences.

Spring 2016 Research Day Call for Abstracts

The Fall 2015 Research Day was held on Tuesday, 10 November 2015.

Recent Calls for Proposals

FY 2017 University Research Funding (URF) Call for Proposals

The URF grant will support designing, undertaking, and collating appropriate pilot and/or preliminary data-collection, and for the production of significant scholarly/creative outputs that clearly support faculty professional development.

  • Deadline Date: 12:00 Noon, 18 December 2015
  • Award Amount: up to $7500

For more information about the URF, its guidelines and previously funded proposals, please visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs’ URF Sharepoint Page

Upcoming Workshops

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop
    • January 27th, 2pm, Sykes 254
  • New Faculty Workshop
    • March 15th, 2pm, Sykes 210

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