West Chester University
Filano Hall, Room 205
West Chester, PA 19383
Pre-award Administration of Sponsored Projects
In the pre-award stage of the grant process, the researcher is developing a proposal to submit to a sponsor for funding consideration. The Office provides support for all aspects of pre-award administration, including:
The Office assists the researcher in the following areas.
Electronic and Paper Submissions
The Office offers entry level workshops on special topics such as Proposal Submission Process, Preparing a proposal for the Faculty Development Committee Grant, Budget Issues and Searching the Internet for Funding. In addition, outside agencies of NSF and NIH are invited to offer advanced workshops. The Office also sponsors faculty grant roundtable discussion to invite faculty to share their grant search experiences. The Office is more than willing to offer a workshop upon the request of a group at the University who expresses a particular need.
Student Research Day
The Office administers an Award for Student Research and Creative Activities. Undergraduate students write and submit proposals for scholarly/creative projects under the sponsorship of a faculty mentor. Awards are offered each academic year and recipients are invited to present their activities at the university research day.
Patent and Copyright Development
WCU does not have a Technology Transfer Office. However, there is one at PASSHE in collaboration with the Penn State Research Foundation. Please work with the OSR when developing patent or copyright applications. We will work with the PASSHE system legal office and contract with external agencies as needed for the research and development of patents. Issues pertaining to patent, copyright, and all intellecutal property development should be directed to the attention of Dr. Michael Ayewoh, Associate VP for Sponsored Research (610-436-3592 or email@example.com)
For more information please review:
Student Processes for Tech Transfer (PDF)
Student Intellectual Property Guide (PDF)
Tech Transfer Faculty Training (PDF)
Tech Transfer Faculty Guide (PDF)
Tech Transfer Guide FAQ (PDF)
All contracts for sponsored projects must be cleared through the Office