How to Successfully Apply for a Grant at HSC

Foundation and corporate giving through private foundations, corporations and corporate-related foundations is an extremely important source of funding to support academic, capital and service projects within the Health Sciences Center and across the University.

There are also many funding sources for research through various programs to bridge funding periods, promote collaborative interactions between laboratories engaged in relevant research, increase faculty competitiveness in obtaining extramural research support, and much more.

The WVU Foundation and the WVU Research Foundation are separate 501c3 organizations (non-profit). WVU Foundation can accept gifts and non-federal grants with no "strings" attached and which do not constitute exchange transactions, where something of value is given in exchange for a gift or grant. WVURC submits proposals for and receives grants, contracts, and agreements in support of all research projects at WVU.

The completion of a minimum two-week internal review process is required prior to grant submission. Grants submitted to a Corporation or Corporate Foundation also require review for Conflict of Interest (COI) conducted through the Office of Health Ethics & Law.

WVU Foundation Grants

Please contact Mary Lynn Ulch, director of Development, HSC Corporate and Foundation Giving in the Office of Philanthropy at 304-293-1452 or at with any questions.

WVU Research Grants & Funding

Please contact Valerie Lemasters, administrative director, HSC Pre-Award Office, in the HSC Office of Research and GE at 304-293-7206 or at with any questions.