Centers & Institutes Facilitating Fund

The goal of the Center and Institute Facilitating Fund (CIFF) grants is to fund center/institute infrastructure that will support more effective and productive collaborative efforts leading to success in receiving extramurally funded grants and/or in promoting scholarship and advancing GW’s reputation. Unilike other OVPR-sponsored intramural funds, the award period for a CIFF grant is two years.

In past years, CIFF awardees have used funds for critical items such as technicians’ and research assistants’ salaries and fringe benefits, equipment, and visiting scholars.

This program is open only to the directors of OVPR-chartered Centers and Institutes.

Deadlines for the 2015-17 competition are:

Letters of Intent can be filled out here and must be submitted by Tuesday February 17, 2015.

Applications are due to by Tuesday March 24, 2015.

Please e-mail with any questions and include "CIFF" in the e-mail's subject line.

Important Documents - CIFF

Call for Proposals
Mandatory Letter of Intent Form
CIFF Application
CIFF Budget Template

Please Note:

  1. Forms can only be used in Adobe X Pro (not Adobe Reader).
  2. Upon clicking on the form link, if you receive a message that states 'Please wait...,' select Open with a different viewer from the top right and you will be prompted to save the form locally.
  3. Google Chrome Users: Right click on PDF form and "Save Link As" to save locally.

Grant Report Form (for ALL CIFF Recipients)