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WVU Facilities and Resources

Below is a list of resources available to you at WVU, including facilities and centers, initiatives and collaborations, research and grant proposal resources, and additional links to relevant WVU and federal webpages that may be relevant to Eberly College faculty. If you have questions about the resources listed here, please contact the Eberly College Research Office. 
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Facilities and Centers at WVU:

Art Museum

The Art Museum at WVU is located beside the Creative Arts Center on WVU’s Evansdale campus. The Museum includes 5,400 square feet of gallery space devoted to its permanent collection, a collection research and study room, a collection storage area and a 25-seat technology classroom. The state-of-the-art facility is built to all temperature, humidity, and light level codes required for art display and preservation. The Art Museum at WVU offers a host of resources including a teacher institute for middle and high school art, English, and social studies teachers; by-appointment collection studies; and digital reproduction rights (stipulations apply). The Art Museum is also connected to the Museum Education Center (MEC), which is largely devoted to office space but can be rented for lectures and performances.

Center for Excellence in STEM Education

If you are interested in pursuing a research project in STEM Education, the Center for Excellence in STEM Education’s resources may be invaluable to your funding proposal. Dedicated to enhancing STEM education in West Virginia, the Center is launching cutting edge programs, forging key partnerships and offering networking opportunities for West Virginia K-12 youth, higher education students, and current educators. The Center is also working to build a network of faculty, researchers, and scholars focused on STEM education. The benefits of becoming a member of the STEM Education Research Network include collaboration and professional development opportunities, notifications for STEM education grant opportunities, support in grant proposal writing, proposal review, and more. Contact Gay Stewart for more information.

Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

The Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology addresses cutting-edge astrophysics problems that can be solved most effectively through interdisciplinary collaboration across physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering. The Center specializes in gravitational wave astrophysics, the interstellar medium (ISM), cosmology, multi-messenger astronomy, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), neutron stars, and radio instrumentation. The Center collaborates closely with the Green Bank Observatory on research and education projects, and several Center researchers are part of a team that recently received support from the NSF for the renewal of the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. If you are interested in collaborating with the Center through research or outreach programs or learning more about the resources the Center offers faculty, please contact Holly Legleiter.

Center for Kinetic Plasma Physics

The mission of the WVU Center for Kinetic Experimental, Theoretical, and Integrated Computational (KINETIC) Plasma Physics is “to collaboratively solve cutting-edge kinetic-scale physics problems in magnetized plasmas using disparate and complementary approaches.” The scientists of the Center for KINETIC Plasma Physics welcome external users to submit proposals for scientific campaigns.  While not funded as a national user facility, users can apply to carry out projects with the experimental and computational resources of the Center. Contact Earl Scime for more information.

The Center for Resilient Communities develops participatory action research and strategies for social transformation in areas such as food justice, food systems change and building community wealth. Utilizing a collaborative action lab approach that engages students, community leaders and faculty the CRC seeks to address some of the most challenging problems facing West Virginia through action research experiments. Recent work includes “The Listening Project: Stories of Resilience in West Virginia,” which sought to create a public archive of the collective experience of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state and "Growing Capacity" which focuses on cooperative agribusiness development in West Virginia. Interested in collaborating with the center on your next proposal? Contact Bradley Wilson for more information.

Core Arboretum

WVU's Core Arboretum is a 91-acre plot of land located along Monongahela Boulevard beside the WVU Coliseum across from WVU’s Evansdale Campus. It contains three miles of walking trails that wind through old-growth forests, open lawns, hillsides, and bottomlands. The Core Arboretum, managed by the WVU Department of Biology, is regularly used for faculty and student research, but it also hosts seasonal public events and is open to visitors at any time. For example, local and regional experts on a variety of nature-related subjects give public talks at the Arboretum each summer as part of the  WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series. If you are interested in ways to share your work, the WVU Arboretum can help contribute to the broader impacts of your research by engaging with a public audience. Please Contact Zach Fowler for more information. 

Genomics Core Facility

The WVU Genomics Core Facility is a non-profit, full-service resource that supports both educational and industrial research, including writing letters of support for grant applications. It is located in the Life Sciences Building on WVU's Downtown Campus. This facility offers Next Generation Sequencing, Sanger Sequencing, Bioinformatics, and more. In addition to providing access to a wide range of services and equipment, WVU's Genomics Core also has a collaborative relationship with the Genomics Core Facility at Marshall University. For more information about the facility's services and resources, contact Ryan Percifield.

Health Sciences Innovation Center

The WVU Health Sciences Innovation Center is a recent addition to the University research community (launched in April 2016). The center provides biomedical laboratory space for faculty, staff, students and business professionals to launch start-up commercial projects in the life sciences. Located within the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Center on the Health Sciences Campus, the center currently hosts two start-up companies: CereDx, which will market a finger-prick blood test that detects strokes, and Modulation Therapeutics, which is developing drugs to target metastasis-causing cancer tumors. As the center grows, more start-up companies will be developed. 


The WVU Herbarium, the largest facility of its kind in the state, contains the only record in existence of hundreds of localities of rare and endangered plants. Scientific plant specimens are vitally important for scientific research, as they provide a record of the presence, distribution and morphology of a plant through time; the WVU Herbarium is a library of such specimens, providing an invaluable catalogue of West Virginia flora. It is actively involved in research in botany, ecology and conservation. If you are interested in learning more about the Herbarium, please contact Donna I. Ford-Werntz.

Humanities Center

The Humanities Center at WVU cultivates critical humanistic inquiry through collaborative, interdisciplinary, and publicly accessible scholarship. To accomplish this, the Center provides research grants, expertise, events, and programs to support WVU-based, visiting scholars and community affiliates as they produce new knowledge and demonstrate the value of humanistic scholarship. Contact the Humanities Center for more information.

Research Center on Violence

Since 2014, WVU's Research Center on Violence has researched how to prevent and control violent behaviors. The center studies violence of various types, including gender-based violence, interpersonal violence, environmental violence, state-sponsored violence, and corporate violence against consumers and workers. If you are interested in collaborating with the center on a research proposal or would like more information about the center, please contact Walter S. DeKeseredy.

Survey Research Center

The Survey Research Center at WVU is a resource for members of the WVU community who are conducting or would like to conduct a survey. The Center offers unique expertise and assistance with the design, delivery, and analysis of surveys. Reestablished in 2019, the Survey Research Center has piloted the West Virginia Social Survey. The WVSS serves to gather data from every county in West Virginia and targets West Virginia's most prevalent social problems. If you need assistance with a survey, please contact

West Virginia GIS Technical Center

The West Virginia GIS Technical Center, housed in the WVU Department of Geology and Geography, provides statewide GIS services to advance the State's Spatial Data Infrastructure. A few of these services include the State Data Clearinghouse, a GIS People Directory, and the web mapping portal. Contact Aaron Maxwell, Director, or Kurt Donaldson, Senior Project Manager, to learn more.

West Virginia and Regional History Center

The West Virginia and Regional History Center (WVRHC) is located on the 6th floor of WVU's Downtown Library. The History center acquires, provides access to, and preserves resources that elucidate the history and culture of West Virginia and the central Appalachian region. As the Special Collections library of WVU, the center works with materials that are rarer, more varied in format, and/or more comprehensive than the general libraries' materials.

Initiatives and Collaborations at WVU:

Adventure WV

Adventure WV offers a series of student-focused adventure education programs to help ease the adjustment to college, enhance career success, and support general student well-being. Adventure WV coordinates orientation experiences, outdoor education center experiences, international trips and recreation gear rentals. Much of their programming includes a credit-earning educational or service component, providing an opportunity for collaboration regarding broader impacts or education portions of grants. Adventure WV has also been included on NSF REU grants awarded to WVU.


WVU ADVANCE is an NSF-funded initiative committed to improving the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM at WVU. Originally a partnership between the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, WVU ADVANCE has expanded to provide the entire University community with a supportive environment that promotes success for women faculty in STEM disciplines. WVU ADVANCE has a variety of resources departmental and personal use.

Bridge Initiative for Science and Technology Policy, Leadership, and Communications

The Bridge Initiative makes important connections between science and policymaking. As an interface translating the expertise of WVU faculty to West Virginia’s national, state, and local policymakers, their work supports WVU’s critical land-grant mission to lead “transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement.” If you are interested in learning how the Bridge Initiative can help you increase the broader impacts of your research proposal, or if you would like to get involved, please contact Joan Centrella

Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative for a Safe and Healthy Society

The Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative for a Safe and Healthy Society aims to fully utilize the resources and expertise of the faculty, students and staff across WVU to address three substantive areas: 1. Substance use prevention and treatment, drug policy and national trends of drug use and distribution; 2. Social determinants of health, health/health care policy and medical sociology; and 3. Crime and its effects on communities and families, crime prevention and policy. 
The Collaborative hopes to build an infrastructure that can support and sustain research efforts by building a broad base of research evidence. Findings will be disseminated locally and nationally, providing data and research that is accessible and relevant to the needs of local communities and state and federal agencies. The Collaborative can assist the development of grant proposals by providing access to a network of interdisciplinary researchers who have relevant substantive and methodological expertise to address societal needs relative to safety and health. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, contact Duncan Lorimer for more information.

West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) 

WVWRI develops water research priorities with oversight and guidance from the West Virginia Advisory Committee for Water Research. By utilizing a collaborative team approach, WVWRI brings together the best expertise available to focus on exploring and implementing technologies to improve and protect the State's water resources quality and expand the understanding of threats and opportunities related to West Virginia's water resources. WVWRI frequently partners with research faculty to secure funding and build successful teams, so if you are interested in learning more about how the WVWRI can contribute to your research, don't hesitate to contact Melissa O'Neal, Associate Director, for more information. 

West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) 

WVCTSI, based in the WVU Health Sciences Center, is a research partnership between West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia United Health Systems that facilitates research on cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke and obesity-related diseases. WVCTSI facilitates both in-state and out-of-state research collaborations, and can provide faculty with resources including biostatistics, clinical informatics and various pilot funding mechanisms. Current programs include the Clinical Trials Research Unit; Ethics, Regulatory Knowledge and Support; and the Clinical and Translational Pilot Grants Program.

WVU Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research (WISER)

WISER (formerly the Energy Institute) strives to make WVU a top-10 energy research university through investments in energy and energy-related research faculty, students, programs, and other capabilities the institute recognizes as drivers in renewed vitality, growth and opportunities for the state and Appalachian region. The WVU Energy Institute is home to a variety of research, training, and outreach initiatives focusing on energy, water, and economic development, including the West Virginia Water Research Institute, Geothermal Energy, the Energy Institute Analytical Lab, the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, and the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium. Partnering opportunities for natural and social scientists include carbon management, critical minerals, energy implications of economic redevelopment, community transitions and social justice, energy extraction, energy materials, environmental and land use impacts, policy and regulation, and more. If you are interested in working with the Energy Institute, check out their website, specifically the faculty partnering page, or contact Sam Taylor. To be added to the energy research faculty database for future opportunities, contact Tracy Novak. For email updates, faculty can register on the affiliates page

Research and Grant Proposal Resources:

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) mission is to support the WVU community in the acquisition and administration of externally funded projects for research, teaching and service. OSP reviews and submits proposals, negotiates, accepts, and initiates awards on behalf of West Virginia University and the West Virginia University Research Corporation.

Office of Health Services Research

WVU's Office of Health Services Research has a long-term history of working with state, regional, and national partners on chronic disease prevention and control, cancer prevention and control, health informatics, and quality of care improvement efforts. OHSR can assist with practice-based research, quality of care improvement efforts centered on use of clinical data, data analysis and visualization, survey research, program evaluation, and supporting clinical/community linkages for improvements in priority health outcomes. If you are interested in how the OHSR can help with your next proposal, please contact Dr. Adam Baus.

Office of Research Program Management (ORPM)

The ORPM provides a variety of project management services for projects at West Virginia University and throughout the United States. The ORPM works with diverse partners to facilitate groundbreaking research in a number of fields, including national security, criminal justice, energy, health care, environmental science, education, and astronomy. If you are interested in how the ORPM may help with your project management process, please contact Drew Bucy.

OMB Uniform Guidance - 2 CFR 200

On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). Contained within the UG are new definitions, uniform administrative requirements for both pre- and post- award, cost principles, and audit requirements.

Proposal Essentials

This page on the WVU OSP website is full of important grant submission information, including all essential WVURC and WVU office contacts and proposal information.

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv)

SciENcv is an online researcher profile system used to consolidate researchers’ professional information for use in federal funding applications. SciENcv pulls data from other systems and acts as a personal repository, allowing users to edit and consolidate their professional and academic information. Researchers can then create bio-sketches that can be included with any application package, rather than having to re-enter their information each time they apply for an award. The NSF and other funding agencies encourage researchers to use this system to generate biographical sketch documents.

The Research Compliance Administration at WVU fosters a culture of integrity and compliance within the University, ensuring that participants in the WVU research enterprise internalize and pursue a self-directed, responsible conduct of research. 


ResearchGate is a social networking platform that allows academic, corporate and individual researchers to share publications, interact and collaborate with other scholars, view citations and other statistics, and more. Creating an account is free, and the interface functions much like other professional social networking sites. In addition to being a collaboration tool, ResearchGate can help increase your scholarly visibility.

Ubiqus On Demand

Ubiqus On Demand (formerly Verbal Ink) provides transcription, translation, writing, localization and subtitling services. Academic projects are eligible for a discounted rate.

User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation

The User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation provides project directors and PIs with a guide for evaluating NSF educational projects. 


This is the submission portal through which WVU's Office of Sponsored Programs receives all grant proposals. 
Note: This system will be replaced during the 2024-25 academic year.