University Mission Statement

Research Mission Statement

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) at Western Carolina University (WCU) conducts a comprehensive sponsored research program to support teaching, research, and community outreach. To accomplish this mission, ORA supports the pursuit of external funding from public and private sources, serving as the central coordination point for all sponsored program grants and contracts, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and institutional requirements and policies. The office provides leadership to administrators, faculty, staff, students and community leaders in exploring research opportunities and development of proposal writing skills to best position WCU for the acquisition of external funding for research endeavors.


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