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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

Additional Contact Information

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.

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!


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.

Fall 2017 Research Day was held on November 8th

Fall 2017 Research day was a great success. We had over 50 poster presentation and 24 oral presentations spanning a wide variety of disciplines. Please save the date of April 3rd for our Spring 2018 Research day!

Fall 2017 Research Day Abstract Booklet

***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.

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file via D2L before 4:00pm, Friday, January 19, 2018

All documents related to this announcement (including the call for proposal and budget form) can be found on the "Provost Research Grants" D2L site. This site can be found under the category of Resorce Sites on the main D2L page. Click "RFP and other documents" to access all related forms and documents.

Questions? Contact us at


Faculty PIVOT training - Watch for the Fall schedule

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. PIVOT access using WCU signon(Shibboleth)

The next faculty PIVOT training session will be held in the Spring 2018 semester.

  • Faculty desiring a PIVOT demo please feel free to contact Holly Jackson to schedule.
  • You must register for this course in advance, as space is limited.  Please visit the FAST training schedule homepage to register (Mouse over the course title located on the calendar in order to register).
  • A course description can be found here
  • You are required to create a PIVOT account before attending this training, please visit the find funding page of the Research website for instructions on how to create your PIVOT account.

Ask for a PIVOT Demo in your classroom by one of our Graduate Assistants: Email Holly Jackson

Questions? Contact us at 610-436-3557 or