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Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at West Virginia State University supports all faculty, students and staff in the pursuit of externally sponsored funded endeavors, which are congruent with the University’s tripartite mission (Research, Teaching and Public Service) and for the benefit of all its constituents.
OSP coordinates the solicitation and administration of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements and other externally sponsored awards on behalf of WVSU.  These awards are received by the University for a specific purpose of program, under the direction of a principal investigator or principal director (e.g. faculty or staff member). This funding is invested in activities which support research, public service, and teaching or instruction. Other funding comes in the form of institutional support, including curriculum development, faculty development, equipment, physical renovations, student fellowships and conferences, etc.

OSP falls under the auspices of the Vice President for Research and Public Service.

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It is the policy of West Virginia State University that:

  • Anyone considering applying for any type of grant must complete an Intent to Submit Form as soon as possible.
  • All grant applications must be submitted 48 hours before the grant deadline date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Weekends and holidays do not count as business days.

Below are links to some general grant information and policies to assist you in writing your grants:

image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowForms and Reports
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowNIFA Equipment Prior Approval Forms

Our Team

Brunetta Gamble Dillard
Associate Vice President for Business and Finance
(304) 766-4133
Amy Postalwait
Director of Sponsored Programs
(304) 204-4005
Crystal Botkin
Pre Award Grants Specialist
(304) 204-4020
Shannon Skiles
Post Award Grants Specialist
(304) 204-4304
Student listening to a lecture
West Virginia State University 
Office of Sponosred Programs
100 Toney House
Institute, WV 25112-1000
(304) 204-4304 

Institutional Review Board

Dr. Michael Fultz
IRB Chair
217 Hamblin Hall
(304) 766-3106

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