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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.
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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.
HumanitiesThe 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 SciencesSocial 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 SciencesNatural 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
Experts agree that a solid math foundation opens doors for future possibilities, yet improvement in math outcomes has proven an elusive target for states across the country. Innovation is necessary, and the Mountain State is poised to lead the way.Read more.
A new portal created in the Department of Geology and Geography is increasing access to surface and groundwater water quality data from shale gas regions around the state to inform stakeholders about trends in water quality.Read more.
An important breakthrough in how we can understand dead star collisions and the expansion of the universe has been made by an international team that includes researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.Read more.
Uncovering what drives the evolution of new animals is key for understanding the history of life on Earth. Geologist James Lamsdell is embarking on this exploration as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award.Read more.
Since few resources are available to protect these orchids, one biology student is developing new ways to sustain them.Read more.