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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) 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.

Fall Research Day 10 November 2015

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Research Consortium will host the Fall 2015 Research Day on Tuesday, 10 November 2015, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Sykes Student Union. This event showcases faculty and student research, scholarly and creative activities from all academic disciplines in oral and poster presentations, displays, and demonstrations of completed and ongoing scholarly work. Click here for a tentative schedule.

Call for Abstracts

  • Abstracts are due Monday 19 October 2015
  • Click here for detailed information and for the submission form

Note: Because of the unique opportunity that Research Day provides for WCU faculty and students to discuss their research, scholarly and creative activities with the entire campus community, we will now hold two Research Days each year: The Spring 2016 Research Day will be held in late March or early April 2016.

Recent Calls for Proposals

WCU Foundation Faculty and Student Research (FaStR) Program

 FaStR grants are 12 to 18-month awards for WCU faculty and students to conduct collaborative research projects that result in meaningful contributions to their respective professional fields and to their professional development.

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.  

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

An informational meeting will be held on W, Oct 7, 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Sykes 210, please join us to discuss the grant guidelines and application process.

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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