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The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships

To be recognized as a premier research development office that empowers faculty by creating opportunities and providing support to advance their research, scholarship, and creative activities.


Our mission is to provide support for research initiatives and infrastructure; stimulate faculty collaborations; create a culture of productive grant writing; and increase funding success by assisting with the development of grant proposals.


Empower. Advance. Achieve. 



The Office of Research Advancement and Partnership (ORAP), provides faculty with the following support:

Hans-Henning Kunz

ORAP provides invaluable feedback and edits on my proposals. In addition, their team helps to structure and organize my application packages so that I can work more efficiently while not losing sight of my teaching and scholar responsibilities.

-Henning Kunz

School of Biological Sciences


Noel Schulz

Thank you very much for your assistance with our DOE India – US proposal. I appreciate your efforts in making the proposal the best it could be. I appreciate all you do for WSU and other faculty.

-Dr. Noel Schulz