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Research is a central part of the overall WSSU experience. All WSSU students have access to, and experience, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities. We're preparing the next generation of scientists, social scientists, visionaries and health practitioners. 

  • Students who engage in research at WSSU gain mentors and are more likely to persist in their program and benefit from a full learning experience at college.
  • Students participating in funded research have opportunity for financial supports. Highly competitive GRA positions with monthly stipends and tuition assistance are also available. 
  • Undergraduate and graduate students engaging in research gain real-world experience and become more competitive for careers and advanced degrees post-graduation.  


 Annual Figures for 2018-19

417 Students Supported

81 Awards

$37.1 M Awarded

7 Research Centers

Through cool partnerships with top research institutions like Wake Forest, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC State; you can engage in transdisciplinary research in areas like health sciences, STEM, and humanities. 

Health Science Research

Health Science Research

Enhancing the specialized skills of our future healthcare workforce while addressing health problems in general and underserved populations.

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Health Science Research

Humanities Research

Humanities Research

Preparing students with essential and critical skills for the 21st century while reaching beyond traditional ways of researching by merging subject, culture, and technologies.

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Humanities Research

Social Science Research

Social Science Research

Improving psychological, physical, and emotional outcomes of people through focused research on attitudes, motivations, and justification of actions within society.

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Social Science Research

STEM Research

STEM Research

Building a more diverse workforce, WSSU's rigorous and beneficial scientific research contributes important knowledge to STEM fields.

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STEM Research

WSSU Research In the News

  • Healthy relationships and the psychology of the heart

    February 14, 2020

    Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, a faculty expert in relationship formation and maintenance, sheds some light on the importance of healthy relationships and their effect on college students’ mental, academic and physical health.
  • WSSU: A decade of progress

    December 12, 2019

    The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.

  • WSSU receives nearly $2 million in new NSF grants

    December 03, 2019

    WSSU has received nearly $2 million in new grants from the National Science Foundation NSF that will expand research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the university.

  • Spatial Justice Studio announces 2019-20 grants

    November 27, 2019

    The Spatial Justice Studio at the CDI has awarded $12,500 in grants for projects that focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.

  • Applications open for Spatial Justice Fellows grant program

    August 27, 2019

    Through the program, up to four fellows will be selected and receive a stipend of up to a $2,500 to focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.

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