About Research at GW

At the dawn of GW's third century, a strong research enterprise is central to the university's mission. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) works in tandem with faculty to facilitate all phases of the external and internal funding processes, and provides support for faculty and student research initiatives.

  • Ensuring that principal investigators have the support and flexibility they need to focus on their research.
  • Enhancing GW's research and scholarly reputation and promote discoveries and innovations made by the university community.
  • Aligning the research and academic enterprises.
  • Enriching the educational experience of GW students by increasing opportunities to work and publish with faculty.

Sponsored Projects

Working collaboratively with principal investigators and research administration pods, the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) ensures successful submission of proposals, management of awards, and compliance with sponsor guidelines throughout the lifecycle of externally funded projects. OSP works in partnership with departments across campus, including the GW Information Technology, Grants and Contracts Accounting Services, the GW Libraries, and more.

Research Integrity

The university is committed to promoting the highest standards of ethical research and scholarly conduct while pursuing its research mission. The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) partners with members of the research community to ensure that our research programs comply with all federal, state and local regulations and university policies.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship provides programming around innovation, education, venture creation, and making connections to support GW entrepreneurs and the Mid-Atlantic startup community.

Technology Commercialization

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

More than 35 cross-disciplinary institutes and dozens of school-based centers foster cutting-edge research projects in science and technology, engineering, public health, medicine, public policy, and the arts and humanities.


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