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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

Vishal Shah
Interim Associate Vice President

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ORSP has moved! Our new location is on the 6th floor of Wayne Hall; Office 611

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.

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Sustainability Research Seminar Series Announced This Fall, join WCU’s Office of Sustainability in welcoming a dozen WCU scholars from a dozen academic fields presenting their research on topics that deepen our understanding of concepts and applications of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. See calendar below for dates/times.

Call For Abstracts!! Spring 2018 Research Day will be held on April 3rd in Sykes Student Union

Spring 2018 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. The linnk to the abstract submission form is below. Please submit abstracts no later than FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 to   Any questions can also be directed to this email address.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three oral and poster student presenters ($125 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place and $75 for 3rd place)

Spring 2018 Research Day Abstract Submission form

The 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)

***Call for Proposals: FY 2019 Provost Research Grants***

Academic Affairs and ORSP are pleased to announce the launch of the FY 2019 Provost Research Grants.

The submission window for the FY 2019 Provost Research Grants has closed.

Questions? Contact us at

***Call for Proposals: 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute***

The fifth 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 can be found in the links below.  Selected applicants 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.

SURI 2018 Call For Proposals

SURI 2018 Joint Student/faculty Application Form

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