The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) facilitates the entire research development process by:
Application for SURI - Application deadline is Jan, 30, 2017
All WCU faculty, department chairs, academic deans and undergradute students
The fourth WCU Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) is now accepting applications from current WCU undergraduate students and their WCU faculty mentors. Program information and the joint student/faculty application are contained in the attached documents. SURI participants will spend five weeks during 2017 Summer Session 1 (30 May through 29 June) conducting research and scholarly/creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor. 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. The student should consider this SURI position as full-time employment during Summer Session 1.
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. Calls for abstract for Spring Research Day 2017 will be released during the beginnig of the Spring Semester.
Click below for Fall 2016 Research day information:
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.
Ask for a PIVOT Demo in your classroom by one of our Graduate Assistants. Email Research@wcupa.edu
The link below provides a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that you read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for yourselves whether you want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards:
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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.