New Faculty Resources

If you are new to GW and are interested in exploring research opportunities, applying to research funding opportunities, or transferring a grant in, welcome! You will find helpful information for getting started below.


Are you . . . 
Just getting started?

There are a number of online resources available to search for funding and contract opportunities. Set up a customized search using Pivot. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

For assistance in preparing a proposal, GW’s Research Enhancement Unit provides training, forums for collaboration, and consulting/editing services. Watch out for a Pre Award Grant Development Boot Camp.

Once you have applied for funding, prepare for your award:

Learn more about PI Dashboard

Find collaborators at the university by searching GW Expert Finder by name or keyword.

Claim your ORCiD or connect your ORCiD to GW. Librarians can help! (Gelman Library / Himmelfarb Library)

Sign-up for professional development resources from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. GW's institutional membership provides access to benefits at no cost.

Transferring in a Grant? Contact your assigned research administration pod to start the process.
Ready to apply for a grant?

Identify an administrator in your school or department who can help. Schedule a meeting with your research administration pod, and start your next proposal in myResearch.

Available resources:

Interested in accessing/utilizing data that may require unique security requirements?

Visit the GW Libraries to discuss what needs to go into a Data Management Plan. Contact Research Technology Services to determine the necessary equipment, etc., that may be required. Build necessary costs into your proposed budget.

OVPR’s Data Use & Management webpage provides additional information.

Interested in working with an industry partner or commercializing an invention?

Contact GW’s Technology Commercialization Office to learn more about commercializing an innovation.


Contact Information
Research Administration Pods

GW uses a “pod” model for sponsored research administration. Each pod supports two or more schools and their affiliated research centers and institutes. Pods manage the complete lifecycle of a sponsored research project and provide continuity from inception to award closeout.

The pods are school-led and include both school and central research administrators. Each pod has pre-award, post-award and contracting functions. All Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) staff report to the central office, including the pre-award, post-award and contracting officers that are embedded within the pods.

OVPR Sponsored Projects Staff

The Assistant Vice Provost for Sponsored Projects and the Office of Sponsored Projects oversees OVPR’s pre-award services, award negotiation & setup, and post-award services.