West Chester University
Gautam Pillay, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
628 S. High Street
Filano Hall, Room 205
Welcome to the Research Office
The Research Office provides administrative and technical support and oversight to faculty and staff in the development and submission of proposals to external organizations, including federal, state, and private-sector sponsors, to support research, scholarly, and creative activities. We manage all pre-award activities and the intellectual property development process, including patent applications and commercialization agreements. We collaborate with faculty and staff from all academic units and other campus offices to encourage the submission of grant and contract applications. We work with Fiscal Affairs and other offices responsible for post-award management to ensure that grant-funded activities are implemented effectively and that Principal Investigators are knowledgeable of policies and procedures.
Hands-On PIVOT training now available!
Join us for PIVOT training workshops held in Anderson 24 on the following dates:
Registration is required as space is limited. Please e-mail SATRegistration@wcupa.edu to register!
Click here for a course description
You must create a PIVOT account before taking this course.
Services provided by the Research Office
Policies and Deadlines
Anyone who is planning to submit a grant proposal to an external funding agency should notify OSR in the early stages of the grant preparation process so that we can offer our assistance and guide prospective investigator(s) through the grant development and submission processes.