Office of Research
and Graduate Studies

Research and Graduate Studies

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) supports the research of faculty and students at every level. We embrace a hands-on approach to learning and foster an environment of collaboration and innovation that solves complex problems, develops cutting-edge technology and promotes discovery. ORGS is housed within the Office of Academic Affairs.

Meet Elmar

In Elmar Villota’s home country of the Philippines, as much as 15 percent of households do not have electricity. Villota, a doctoral student in biological systems engineering at WSU Tri-Cities, is motivated to close that gap with renewable energy. “A simple light bulb could make a world of difference,” he said. “Without a sustainable source of electricity, students cannot have light or read comfortably at night. Imagine how much knowledge they would miss.” Read more…

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) seeks to support up to three interdisciplinary research proposals that will forge new collaborations across diverse academic units and disciplines at WSU Tri-Cities. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how the proposed activities will build stronger relationships with partners outside of WSU Tri-Cities.

Proposed activities should lead to sustained collaborations that form the basis for future interdisciplinary grant proposals aligned with the WSU Grand Challenges.

Faculty at the rank of Assistant or Clinical Assistant Professor are invited to apply for a Chancellor’s Equipment Grant. This program aims to improve the research infrastructure on the campus by providing funds to purchase new equipment or accessories for existing equipment, which would not be possible to obtain within existing funding sources. The proposed equipment should offer unique capabilities that would be attractive to external funding partners and/or enable researchers to obtain preliminary data for a future proposal for external funding.

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Christine PortforsVice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
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