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This page includes various resources to help you find funding success. New resources are added regularly.

Grant Opportunities


The Online Partnership to Accelerate Research is an NIH application review portal co-created by the NIH and Leidos, a defense, engineering and health contractor. OnPAR allows researchers to submit unsuccessful NIH applications (ranked in the 30th percentile) to an online portal for small business or nonprofit funders to review and potentially fund. While OnPar is still in its pilot stages, it looks to be a promising source for second-chance funding, particularly for younger researchers. Earning funding from a smaller organization may allow a researcher to begin their proposed project or to strengthen their science and gain experience, potentially making them more competitive should they choose to reapply to NIH or another larger federal agency.

WVU Facilities

WVU 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). The Arboretum contains three miles of walking trails that wind through old-growth forests, open lawns, hillsides and bottomlands. The Arboretum is managed by the WVU Department of Biology and is regularly used for faculty and student research. The Arboretum is open to visitors at any time and hosts seasonal public events. It is available for group use upon request.

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 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. The MEC is largely devoted to office space, but its Grand Hall can be rented for lectures and performances and more rental space is slated to be available in the future.

WVU Collaborations

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 use and well as personal use.


The WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education is directed by Gay Stewart, Eberly professor of STEM Education. The center connects STEM faculty across departments and colleges to facilitate education-focused projects in areas such as STEM teacher preparation, robotics and environmental research. These partnerships allow faculty to connect with individuals or groups pursuing similar projects and to take advantage of resources outside of their own department or college. WVUCE-STEM also supports grant-funded projects, including the current WVUteach partnership between the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Resources.


The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute 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. The WVCTSI is based in the WVU Health Sciences Center.

WVU 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 Theraputics, which is developing drugs to target metastasis-causing cancer tumors. As the center grows, more start-up companies will be developed. 

WVU Office of Sponsored Programs 

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) mission is to support the West Virginia University 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.

WVU Office of Research Integrity & Compliance

This office fosters a culture of integrity and compliance within the University directed at ensuring that participants in the West Virginia University research enterprise internalize and pursue the goal of self-directed responsible conduct of research.


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WVU Proposal Essentials

Developing Your Scholarly Presence


SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) 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 biosketches that can be included with any application package, rather than having to re-enter their information each time they apply for an award. 


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. ResearchGate accounts are 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.

Research Tools

Verbal Ink

Verbal Ink provides transcription, translation, writing, localization and subtitling services. Academic projects are eligible for a discounted rate.

Proposal Resources

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.