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As our world transitions to a new normal with the global outbreak of COVID-19, there are many ways to respond through your research.


The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is committed to making a difference in the state of West Virginia. Our responsibility to create a knowledge-based economy is tied to the innovative research and groundbreaking discoveries made by our internationally recognized scholars. 

Our faculty are well established experts in their fields, leading cutting-edge research, creating highly collaborative outreach opportunities and building a strong foundation of scholarship.

Whether we are investigating climate change, studying the opioid crisis or carrying out research on linguistics, our research is changing lives.

Request for Proposals: Racial Justice Grants

This new Eberly College initiative will fund research projects related to racial justice, conducted individually or by collaborative teams. Awards of up to $15,000 will support yearlong projects that can be from any discipline. The application deadline is July 31, 2020.

Read the full RFP and apply.

New form to share proposal and award applications

If Eberly College faculty apply for a fellowship, private foundation grant or other award that isn't routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs and the KC system, let us know. We created a brief form to help us track your research and scholarly activity.


The humanities are how people understand the human experience and the world around them. The humanities bridge time, personifying a connection to those who have come before us. Research in this area documents the past, transforms the present and creates the future.

Social Sciences

Social science is the study of human behavior and its relationship to society. Our interdisciplinary research considers individual and group behavior and the resulting cultural, economic, political and social implications, driving social change to benefit present and future generations.

Natural Sciences

Natural science is the study of the physical world around us. It encompasses the transformation of any measurable phenomena, from energy to matter. Our research in the natural sciences nurtures discovery, taking on today’s challenges to improve West Virginia’s quality of life and make the world a better place.

Latest Eberly College Research News

  • New racial justice grants awarded by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences support research for social justice initiatives that will engage with the community.

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  • A team of WVU physics and astronomy students helped create a new radio camera for the Green Bank Telescope, the first of its kind in the U.S.

    Read more.
  • Scientists have long debated the respiratory workings of sea scorpions, but a new discovery by a WVU geologist concludes that these largely aquatic extinct arthropods breathed air on land.

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  • Pesky, yet dangerous ticks are no longer latching exclusively onto hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Milder winters and disrupted habitats have driven them out of the woods, with Lyme disease cases in the United States tripling since the late 1990s. Now researchers at WVU are working toward a vaccine that prevents humans from contracting the tick-borne illness that afflicts more than 300,000 Americans a year.

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  • Just as nerve cells don’t work in isolation when we think, speak or move, scientists don’t work alone when they study the nervous system. WVU's new Center for Foundational Neuroscience Research and Education will help researchers from different departments collaborate in a similar way. By teaming up, the researchers will use their unique skillsets and backgrounds to make neuroscience discoveries that might take much longer otherwise.

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  • Physicist Sean McWilliams has created an exact mathematical formula to explain the gravitational wave signals that have been observed from colliding black holes, which serve as a key validation of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.

    Read more.

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The Office of Research

The Eberly College Research Office staff provides assistance to College faculty pursuing grant-funded research and projects. We are happy to meet with you to discuss funding options, review budget and narrative drafts, and assist with and answer questions about forms and attachments. Faculty members are encouraged to plan their projects early and keep in contact with staff throughout the grant-writing process.

Learn more about the Office of Research.

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