WCU Research Administration Office remains open. Due to Institutional and CDC guidelines our offices are now remote; however we remain available via phone, email, and Zoom. Please find contact information for all of our staff here. Pre- and Post-award administration is available to assist with external funding proposals and grant management. All new research compliance protocols and modifications are being reviewed, and committees meetings will be held remotely. IRB@wcu.edu and IACUC@wcu.edu are still monitored and fielding inquiries.
Human Subjects Research involving direct contact should be postponed unless the visit provides immediate benefit to the health or well-being of the participant. For approved protocols that involved direct contact, researchers may consider submitting a modification to their data collection method. All forms, including the modification/amendment form, are located on IRBNet under Forms and Templates. Instructions for how to submit a modification to IRBNet can be found under Post-Approval Project Functions here.
For the most up-to-date information about the university’s response to COVID-19, please check the WCU Coronavirus response page.
We're here to help faculty, staff and graduate students find funding opportunities, develop fundable research programs, and prepare and submit grant proposals. Need funding? This is a good place to start.
Providing ethical oversight that follows all regulatory requirements, we help facilitate university research, teaching and public service programs that involve human subjects, animals, and export controls.
We assist with award set-up, award closeout, and everything in between, including invoicing, financial and effort reporting, compliance and monitoring, throughout the life of your project.
WCU faculty are invited to apply for "Fundamentals of Grant Writing," a two-day on-campus workshop to develop a grant proposal. Workshop leaders will be
Dr. Joanna Downer of Duke University and Nancy Daneau of New York University. The
workshop, originally scheduled for May, will be rescheduled for Fall 2020.
Whitehall Foundation offers two grant programs for scholarly research in the life
sciences. Deadline for Letters of Intent is April 15, 2020.
NCBiotech's Flash Grant program offers support for creative ideas that have commercial
potential. Deadline is April 22, 2020.
The US Commerce Department offers grants to support technology innovation and service
to US industry in the following fields: bioscience, chemistry, dimensional metrology,
electronics, engineering, infrastructure, information technology, manufacturing, manufacturing
metrology, materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, neutron research, optics,
and physics. Applications accepted through April 30, 2020.
The Office of Research Administration assists and supports scholars and research stakeholders in the pursuit of funding and collaborations, stewardship of resources, and the ethical conduct of research.
The Office of Research Administration serves as a key partner to facilitate and advance externally funded programs and research activities, helping faculty and staff make discoveries, engage students and transform the region.