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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.
2021 Racial Justice Grant application now available
The Eberly College Office of Research is seeking applications for 2021 Racial Justice Grants. We particularly encourage proposals that focus on racial inequalities in health and wellbeing, access to healthcare, food, water, recreation areas, safe neighborhoods and work environments as well as uneven exposures to pollution or the pandemic. The application deadline is Friday, March 19 at 5 p.m.Learn more and apply.
Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative for a Safe and Healthy Society
The Eberly College is bringing together faculty and students across WVU to address societal needs in our state and region related to safety and health, especially substance use, crime and social determinants of health. Researchers from all disciplines are welcome.Learn more and get involved.
FACULTY RESEARCH RESOURCESFind tools to help you develop successful proposals.
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
In data gathered and analyzed over 13 years, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves Physics Frontiers Center, featuring researchers from the WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy, has found an intriguing low-frequency signal that may be attributable to gravitational waves.Read more.
The first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in West Virginia on December 14. As doses are administered, researchers from the WVU Public Interest Communication Research Lab are focused on making sure West Virginians get timely, accurate and scientifically sound information related to the vaccine.Read more.
A first-of-its-kind survey produced by the Survey Research Center and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at WVU is examining the most pressing challenges facing West Virginians by making statewide socioeconomic data publicly available.Read more.
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.Read more.