Frequently Asked Questions - Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund

 General Information Proposals | Submission | Review & Notification

General Information

Can a Co-Investigator submit more than one application?

Yes. Investigators are allowed to submit more than one application but an investigator can only serve as Lead PI on one application if each application includes different collaborators.

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When are proposals due?

Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM.

Who is eligible to submit a proposal?

CDRF Co-Investigators must meet the eligibility requirements of being a principal investigator (PI) on an externally funded project. PI eligibility is determined by the schools. Please note that the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will continue to have its own criteria in accordance with their accrediting body’s guidelines.

Second-Year CDRF Eligibility Criteria

All applicants that received new CDRF funding in FY22 are eligible to compete for the second year of project funding. Applicants who received a no-cost extension approval for first-year CDRF funding in FY21 are also eligible to apply.  

We are considering partnering with an investigator outside of GW.  Do all investigators have to have active appointments at GW?

Yes. CDRF proposals must include at least two GW Investigators prior to including an outside investigator. 

Do individual projects need a minimum of 2 or 3 co-investigators?

A minimum of two GW investigators are required to submit a proposal. Proposals shall name one Lead Principal Investigator (Lead-PI) as the responsible point of contact

Can I apply with another investigator from my school or college?

Any two diverse departments may submit a proposal for the CDRF.

Are faculty salaries covered by CDRF?

Only salary for research faculty serving as Co-investigator will be supported by CDRF. This amount is capped at 25% of project funding.  Research faculty is defined by Human Resources.  Please confirm research faculty status with your school’s HR representative. Salary for Tenured Track, non-Research Faculty or Limited Service Faculty will not be supported by CDRF.

Does CDRF cover travel?

Travel may be requested so long as it is essential to the project and can be justified. Travel for non-GW personnel should be limited and will be taken under consideration.

Can CDRF pay for non-GW contributing investigators and/or project personnel?

The CDRF funding is internal therefore GW limits the amount a project can pay for non-GW contributing investigators and project personnel. This funding will be reviewed with the application.

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How do we submit applications to the CDRF?

Applications are submitted via InfoReady. Log on using the “George Washington University Login” button, your GW email address and password. Questions and concerns should be emailed to [email protected] with “CDRF” in the subject line. Paper and emailed copies of proposal components will not be accepted.

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Review & Notification

How will proposals be reviewed?

Reviewers are active GW researchers who are assigned to proposals at random. Upon submission of reviewers’ scorecards, the proposals will be ranked and assessed by a panel review.

**Faculty may request specific reviewers recuse themselves from reviewing the project application. Requests must be submitted to [email protected] prior to the proposal deadline on December 9, 2021.

When will the decisions be sent to the PIs?

Final notifications will be mailed to the Lead PI in Spring 2022.

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