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
  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? NEW!! ORSP Proposal Routing Form for Grants/Contracts Fast Facts for submitting Grants



 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) - Canceled

The WCU Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) has been canceled for Summer 2020.  Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis has caused some logistical problems that impede the financial management of SURI and also detracts from the cohort-building that we prefer. Information for SURI 2021 will be available early 2021.

1st Annual WCU Virtual Research and Creative Activity Day - April 27, 2020

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the 1st Annual WCU Virtual Research and Creative Activity Day.  

View the poster and oral presentations by West Chester University’s students, faculty members and staff.

If you have any  questions, please contact


WCU ORSP Announces New Faculty Forum Series

The Faculty Forums will reconvene in Fall 2020.

Faculty Forums offer a venue during which faculty members present the results of their work, share ideas, and discuss needs in the context of a research and creative activity theme that crosses several disciplines. During these forums, we hope to encourage scholarly conversations among faculty members who might not normally meet each other in the interest of igniting collaborations.

Look out for an RFP for Communities of Practice in the upcoming academic year! Communities of Practice are faculty teams that meet on a regular basis to learn more about an area of mutual interest and: Continue or initiate research and creative activity collaborations, read and discuss disciplinary and interdisciplinary literature related to the topic, write proposals together and proofread and edit each other's scholarly manuscripts

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