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The Office of Science Initiatives assists WSSU STEM faculty pursue their professional (discipline-specific) endeavors.

Our research grant program supports scholarly work and allows faculty to better position themselves for external funding.

We also host and/or sponsor professional development events. For example, we hosted and co-sponsored the STEM Summer Professional Development Institute for HBCU Faculty with the Capstone Institute at Howard University (2014) and provided funding for faculty to attend the CUR Institute “Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution” (2015). Contact us osi@wssu.edu if you are a STEM faculty member who is interested in specific professional development opportunities.

We recommend that faculty members peruse our resource page to identify other opportunities for funding and other types of support. This list will be updated periodically. So, please check back frequently.