University Facilitating Fund

The purpose of the University Facilitating Fund (UFF) is to provide seed funding for GWU's community for the research and scholarly activity. In disciplines where external funding is available, (e.g., science and engineering) potential for attaining funding will be weighted heavily. In disciplines where external funding sources are limited (e.g., arts and humanities), the scholarly merits of the program or project will be weighted heavily. Funding emphasis will be placed on junior investigators or on investigators who are submitting an application in a new research area.

Faculty eligible for the UFF include: all active-status University faculty who are continuing service at the University the following academic year. Faculty in the School of Medicine and Health Science and the Milken Institute School of Public Health may participate, but not serve as the PI. 

Deadlines for the upcoming competition have been scheduled. Letters of intent (LOI) are due Thursday October 16, 2014 and can be filled out here. Full proposals are due to Cayuse by Thursday November 20, 2014.

Please email with any questions and include the words 'UFF' in the e-mail's subject line.

Important Documents - UFF

Letter of Intent - Submissions have closed
Call For Proposals
Submission Guidelines
Cayuse Submission Instructions
Budget Template
Department Chair Support Form - Chrome & Mac Users - please see note below

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 on your computer.
  4. Mac Users: Control-click on the link, then save download linked file as or save link as from the dropdown options to save on your computer.

Scorecards to be used by reviewers
for Research Proposals
for Scholarly Proposals

Final Report Form For FY15 Recipients