Intramural Funding

The Office of the Vice President 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 Seminars

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.

View University Seminars details and instructions


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.

View UFF program details and instructions


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.

View CDRF program details and instructions


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. HFF principal investigators must be regular-status faculty in humanities disciplines. Awards will be limited to $5,000.

View HFF program details and instructions


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.

Graduate Student Dissertation Incentive Program details (PDF)


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. 

View more information about REIA


GW International Research Program

The GW International Research Program encourages and supports original research by funding international travel and travel-related living expenses.

View more information about international travel grants