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Research and Sponsored Programs

611 Wayne Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436 3557

Vishal Shah
Interim Associate Vice President

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For Students

PASSHE Infinite Opportunities in Undergradaute Research

Search for Grants with National Science Foundation (NSF)

Search for External Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships using Pivot

PIVOT is a subscription database that contains information about available scholarships, internships, and fellowships for students. All WCU students can access Pivot for free!

Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI)

Call for student and faculty mentor applications: Deadline for 2017 has past. Watch for next application deadline in Spring 2018

West Chester University’s Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) developed a month-long summer research experience to which current WCU undergraduates may apply. Approximately ten to fifteen Undergraduate Research Fellows will spend five weeks during Summer Session I (30 May through 29 June 2017) conducting research and scholarly/creative work that is supported by a community of faculty mentors. SURI is designed to allow current WCU students to pursue a significant research question, contribute to a scholarly endeavor, or to produce an artistic or creative work, while being mentored by a WCU faculty member. SURI Application

Why do Research?

  • Become a leader in your field by creating new knowledge
  • Earn academic credit for class and degree requirements
  • Work closely with a faculty member through faculty-mentored research projects
  • Learn skills in communication (written and oral), critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and time management
  • Earn potential payment through stipends and/or scholarships
  • Get research funded through grants and fellowships
  • Enhance research skills and have increased eligibility and readiness for graduate school
  • Gain a competitive edge in the job market
  • Improve your resume by earning awards and presenting at academic conferences

Have a New and Creative Idea?

Would you like to do something outside of the classroom that will make you more competitive in the job market? Too broke to fund a study or creative activity? You are not alone! Our graduate assistants are here to help students like you find funding to engage in research and scholarly activities.

Contact Colin or Kristel if you would like to discuss your research idea!

Student FAQs


The Journal of Student Research is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research.

Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Information

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