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.

Eligible faculty include regular full-time University faculty who are continuing in service at the University the following academic year.  Each application must have only one Principal Investigator (PI) listed who will be the sole contact for the application and/or award.  Faculty members in the Law School, SMHS and the GWSPH cannot serve as the PI but may be listed as an investigator.  A faculty member may submit only one proposal as the PI. An award for consecutive years for the same project is permissible if sufficient progress and justification for continued funding is demonstrated.  Faculty members must be an Assistant, Associate Research Professor or a Research Scientist and have less than $100,000 in total active funding as of October 13, 2015 (Unless submitting for a new field of research. If this is a field of research for which the PI has not received external funding, it may be considered new.).

Deadlines for the upcoming competition have been scheduled. Letters of intent (LOI) are due Tuesday October 13, 2015 and can be filled out here. Full proposals are due to Cayuse by Wednesday December 2, 2015.

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

Important Documents - UFF

Call For Proposals

Added 10/21/2015
Submission Guidelines
Cayuse Submission Instructions
Budget Template
Department Chair Support Form
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Scorecards to be used by reviewers
for Research Proposals
for Scholarly Proposals

Final Report Form For FY15 Recipients