Tools and Forms
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.
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
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.