Office of Research Administration

Pre-Award Services

Preaward Services

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.

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Research Compliance

Research Compliance

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.

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Post-Award Support

Post Award Support

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.


About the Office of Research Administration

Research solves real-world problems, increases knowledge, inspires students, and adds to the quality of life. In the Office of Research Administration, we foster and advance research at WCU with the community, region, and university in mind. We help faculty, staff, and graduate students find external funding opportunities, develop fundable research and programs, prepare and submit proposals and manage grant awards in compliance with agency regulations. ORA is eager to hear your ideas for new programs and projects. Please contact us.


Q&A Session on Provost's Internal Support Grant applications will be 2 pm Friday, January 26, 2018 in the UC Dogwood Room.

Applications for NSF's Major Research Instrumentation program are due at NSF Monday, January 29, 2018. Click here for details.

Applications for Provost's Internal Support Grant are due Thursday, February 1, 2018. Click here for details.

Applications for NEH's Summer Seminars and Institutes are due Thursday, February 22, 2017. Click here for details.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

The Office of Research Administration serves as a key partner to facilitate and advance externally funded programs and research activities, helping faculty and staff realize their potential to engage students and transform the region.

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