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Research and Sponsored Programs


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Research and Sponsored Programs

611 Wayne Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436 3557

Nicole Bennett
Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activity

Additional Contact Information

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) promotes and facilitates the research environment of WCU. We assist faculty and students who are interested in being involved in research on campus.

Log onto PIVOT using your WCU Credentials (for faculty, students and staff)

  1. Visit Pivot's Log-in Page (or enter a search term above)
  2. Choose West Chester University from the drop down.
  3. Enter your current WCU Username and Password.
  4. Begin Searching!

Need Funding: Apply for a grant! What can ORSP do for you? Internal Grant Cover Sheet Fast Facts for submitting Grants



Fall 2018 Research Day will be held on November 8th in Sykes Student Union

West Chester University Research day provides a venue for all our students, faculty and administrators to present, discuss, and highlights their research and scholarship outcomes. It also serves as a valuable forum for students to practice their presentations prior to upcoming regional and national conferences.

Call for Abstracts will be released in September 2018 

The Tentaive Symposium Schedule:

  • 10:00 AM- 12:30 PM: Poster Presentations (Sykes Ballrooms A-C)
  • 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM: Ignite (oral) presentations: organized by topical focus areas in concurrent sessions (Sykes student Union Second Floor Meeting Rooms)
  • 2:30 PM- 3:00 PM: Awards Ceremony (Sykes Ballrooms A-C)

Visit the links below for information from Spring 2018 Research Day

Abstract Booklet

Oral Ignites Presentation List

Poster Presentations List

The 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute is Underway

 WCU Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) participants  will spend five weeks during summer 2018 (June 4th through July 6th) conducting research and scholarly/creative work full-time (40 hours/week) under the direct supervision of a faculty member. At the end of the five-week program, interested students will be able to apply for a three-week extension to their experience, during which they can continue work on their projects. SURI allows undergraduate students to pursue a substantial research question, contribute to a scholarly endeavor, or to produce an artistic or creative work, while being mentored by a faculty member.



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