Important reminder for all external grant proposal submissions:
All faculty members who are planning/preparing to submit an external grant proposal to a funding agency must complete the Intent to submit a grant proposal form .
This must be done BEFORE submitting to OSP or to the WVU Foundation (in the case of proposals directed to foundations).
It is essential that to complete the form from the outset so that the CEHS Research Office can provide necessary assistance and support to enable successful grant submissions, and our Research Office can better track submissions and awards.
Submission policy is currently being updated by the Research office. An announcement will be forthcoming when the policy is complete.
WVU Statement on Faculty Research
Faculty members at West Virginia University have an obligation and responsibility to conduct research. A significant component of WVU’s land-grant mission includes gathering and analyzing data and then contributing this analysis to inform the discussion and understanding of various issues affecting the lives of West Virginians and others around the world.
Research conducted at WVU is data-driven, objective and independent. It is not influenced by any political agenda, business priority, funding source or popular opinion.
The research findings of WVU faculty and scholars are subject to intense review and challenge by academic peers – including review of data sources, methods and analysis – consistent with widely accepted practices of academic research in higher education.
Engaging in a rigorous protocol, WVU faculty and scholars can, and often do, reach varying and sometimes divergent conclusions when studying and testing similar data. Their work, however, is always informed and protected by the academic freedom that ensures the ability to choose and conduct research unfettered by bias, outside influence or external agendas.