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.
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com 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.