About Research at GW

It is an exciting time for research at GW, with approximately 70 centers and institutes and research in cutting edge projects in science and technology, health, public policy, global security, and the arts and humanities. Research and innovation are driving forces advancing GW as an academic institution and society as a whole. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research works diligently to strengthen existing initiatives and expand into new multidisciplinary fields.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Research Activities

GW is closely monitoring and responding to the impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a rapidly evolving situation that may affect researchers and their projects. The page linked immediately below is being updated as new information is available.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Research Activities

COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunities

Office of Sponsored Projects

Working collaboratively with principal investigators and their department staff, our Office of Sponsored Projects team ensures successful submission of proposals and compliance throughout the life of the project. In partnership with departments across campus, including the Division of IT, Grants and Contracts Accounting Services, the GW Libraries, and more, the Sponsored Projects team works to support research.

Research Integrity

It is the responsibility of everyone at GW to comply with federal, state, local laws, regulations and university policies in all aspects of any research conducted for or on behalf of the university. For more information on programs and initiatives that support ethical and responsible research at GW, please visit the Research Integrity section of our website.

Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves as a focal point to foster, promote, and perpetuate quality academic research, education, and outreach programs. It leverages the unique strengths of GW’s schools in the nation’s capital to serve society at large through the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship.

Technology Commercialization Office

The Technology Commercialization Office promotes and facilitates the transfer of GW innovations for the benefit of the university community and the public while leveraging GW resources through partnering with industry experts and entrepreneurs.

Centers & Institutes

GW charters and re-charters scholarly centers and institutes to facilitate the strengthening of research and scholarly activity capabilities throughout the university. Becoming a chartered center or institute reflects a university seal of approval and results in the inclusion in listings of scholarly units.

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