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The Eberly College is hosting an undergraduate symposium in astronomy, biology, chemistry, communication studies, geography, history, geology, mathematics, physics, and world languages, literatures and linguistics.


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.

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

  • Biologist Craig Barrett is working to cultivate a bumper crop of young scientists through the study of wild orchids—and the fungi they eat.

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  • Thanks to facility renovations, research innovations and in-class lessons, WVU's C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry has received the nation’s top undergraduate safety program award in chemistry – for a second time.

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  • Growing up in rural South Africa, Michelle Bester always aspired to pursue graduate school internationally. Today, she is living that dream as a geography student studying how remote sensing technology can help prevent and control wildfires.

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  • Biology Ph.D. student Brooke Eastman studies how acid rain impacts forest health. She is committed to highlighting forests’ role in mitigating climate change.

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  • Under the quiet surface of near-stilled campuses over the past year, WVU researchers, faculty and administrators have scrambled to learn more about COVID-19 and mitigate its spread, calculated how to teach online and hybrid classes and figured out how to better ensure people on those campuses could remain safe from the virulent disease that has killed more than 500,000 U. S. citizens to date.

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  • Closed religious communities such as the Amish are high-risk populations for the spread of both infectious diseases and public health misinformation, according to sociologists from West Virginia University who are working with data from Amish and Mennonite settlements to understand the COVID-19-related beliefs and behaviors prevalent within their communities.

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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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