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Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Welcome to the Office of Research Administration

Research Funding Opportunities

Research Tools and Forms
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Research Staff
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  Spotlight on Research

In FY2016, The Office of Research Administration assisted WCU faculty and staff in bringing in $6 million in external funding for research, programs, and services. We offer one-on-one assistance with grant proposals and awards, and hands-on training and workshops to meet the needs of grantwriters.


Our Vision

The Office of Research Administration will be a model unit of service and support, fostering and advancing research activities at WCU for the benefit of the university, community, and region.

Our Core Values

The Office of Research Administration supports the university's academic mission to improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development through academic programs, educational outreach, research, and creative and cultural activities. We accomplish this by adhering to our core values in all ORA activities and interactions with internal and external constituents.

  • Provide high-quality service in the development and administration of sponsored research activities
  • Integrate research into the university's intellectual and academic culture and identity

  • Protect the fiscal and legal integrity of the institution

  • Increase faculty/staff engagement with sponsored research, resulting in a significant increase in proposals and awards

  • Cultivate research experiences and opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students

Our Mission

The Office of Research Administration mission aligns with the university's mission by cultivating and supporting a robust sponsored research culture for all faculty, students, and staff while assuring institutional integrity.

 WCU Sponsored Research Summary 2013-2014             


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