The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) sponsors various intramural funding competitions and incentive programs to support and encourage research and scholarship at the George Washington University (GW).
University Facilitating Fund (UFF)
The goal of the University Facilitating Fund (UFF) is to foster the creation of new research projects and scholarly activities that encourage application to externally funded opportunities, bring external recognition to the PI and university and/or demonstrate significant impact to the field of which it belongs. Awards range from $5,000-25,000 and the award period is a year starting in July.
Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF)
The Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF) supports the establishment of collaborative partnerships within centers and institutes or between investigators from two or more diverse departments with the expectation that they apply for external funding. CDRF awards provide up to $50,000 for one year with the opportunity for a second year of funding.
The goal of the University Seminars Funding Program is to foster sustained discussion of issues that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Each seminar receives funding up to $4000 annually, and may be renewed for up to two additional years.
Humanities Facilitating Fund (HFF)
The goal of the Humanities Facilitating Fund (HFF) is to provide funding for the promotion of scholarship of humanities faculty at GW. This opportunity is open to all regular-status faculty conducting research in the humanities, regardless of home department or unit. Awards will be limited to $5,000.
Research Enhancement Incentive Awards (REIA)
The Research Enhancement Incentive Awards (REIA) represent a return of research dollars to principal investigators, departments and schools based on the generation of external funding.