The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) facilitates the entire research development process by:
Research Days are semi-annual events that provide the only venue for all WCU 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 prior to upcoming regional and national conferences.
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.
Grants will be awarded for up to $7500 to assist in 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. The Committee strongly encourages the development of research projects that will lead to development of proposals for submission to external sponsors. Projects are to be conducted between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018
University research seminars – WCU faculty and their students discuss their research and lessons learned from their experiences
Faculty research focus groups – multi-disciplinary researchers will be invited to discuss potential collaborations with other WCU faculty
Workshops – ORSP staff and WCU faculty will present topical research-related seminars and facilitated panel discussions
PIVOT is a subscription database that contains funding opportunities from over 11,500 sponsors and provides the ability for WCU faculty, student and staff to identify and connect to the most comprehensive source of Federal, State and private sector funding opportunities. Pivot also enables researchers to identify potential research partners inside or outside WCU.
Need accountability and support for writing?
Join Faculty Research Writing Group!
WCU faculty members engaged in scholarly writing such as writing abstracts, grant proposals, journal articles, book chapters, books, presentations, etc.
You will be working in a group of 4-6 faculty participants. You will challenge and support one another as you structure your time, set concrete goals, and meet deadlines.
You will attend monthly one-hour meetings (Friday 12-1pm) throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. Fall meeting dates are as follows: 9/30, 10/21, 11/18, 12/9
WCU main campus (TBA)
How to apply?
Send the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/16 (Friday 12pm). In order to form long-term and sustainable groups, please note that the participants must commit to attending monthly meetings (Friday 12-1pm) during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Questions: Please contact
Dr. Innhwa Park
Assistant Professor, TESOL
Department of Languages and Cultures
232 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
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**ORSP Announces Faculty Research Mentor Matchmaking Program. Get 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.