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The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) sponsors various intramural funding competitions and incentive programs to support and encourage research at GW.
University Facilitating Fund (UFF)
The purpose of the University Facilitating Fund (UFF) is to foster the creation of new research projects and scholarly activities for full time university faculty. 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.
Statements of intent are requested by Friday, February 24, 2017; full proposals are due in Cayuse by Friday, March 24, 2017.
Institutional Training Grant Submission Incentive Program
The goal of the Institutional Training Grant Submission Incentive Program is to encourage applications to nationally recognized Institutional training grant programs. Institutional Training Grants are programs designed to support groups of pre- and/or postdoctoral fellows, including trainees. Upon submission of an eligible Institutional Training Grant, recipients will receive salary and fringe for one (1) postdoc for two (2) years. The program period for this incentive is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. A maximum of two (2) awards will be funded during this program period.
Humanities Proposal Submission Incentive Program
The goal of the Humanities Proposal Submission Incentive Program is to encourage applications to externally-funded opportunities in the humanities. Eligible faculty (i.e. those identified by the CCAS Dean’s Office) will receive $1,000 for a proposal submission of over $10,000 to an external sponsor. The proposal must have been processed through OVPR and have been submitted prior to June 30, 2017. Individual faculty may only receive this incentive once within the stated program period.
Graduate Student Dissertation Incentive Program
The goal of the Graduate Student Dissertation Incentive Program is to encourage students to apply for external funds to support their dissertation work. OVPR will provide funding equivalent to the amount of indirect costs recovered on approved dissertation awards that have used the full negotiated F&A rate. Funding opportunities that are specifically oriented to supporting student dissertation research are eligible for this incentive program. This program began in January of 2013 and is ongoing.
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.
GW International Research Program
The GW International Research Program encourages and supports original research by funding international travel and travel-related living expenses.