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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.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Developing Research Agendas through Mentoring (DREAM)

Starting in Fall 2016, 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. Click the links below for more information

Spring Research Day Tuesday, 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.

Upcoming Workshops

  • New Faculty Workshop
    • March 15th, 2pm, Sykes 210
    National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop
    • March 16th, 10am, Sykes 254
  • National Science Foundation Workshop
    • April 13th, 10am, Sykes 252A

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