Office of Sponsored Projects

GW Sponsored Projects Lifecycle

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) supports the university’s research mission by providing oversight of externally-sponsored research. OSP assists researchers with identifying appropriate funding opportunities, submitting competitive proposals and managing successful projects.

The Sponsored Projects Lifecycle

Each sponsored project follows a similar course from initial concept and development of a competitive proposal, to negotiating and setting-up the award in GW systems, through management of the award and submitting final reports to the sponsor.

A Collaborative Approach

The OSP team works closely with investigators, school-based research staff and administrators across campus to ensure success and compliance throughout all phases of a sponsored project.


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Latest News

Update From the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

April 24, 2017

The Council on Governmental Regulations (COGR) continues to provide updates on federal changes that may impact research.

Revised Federal Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs)

March 28, 2017

The RTCs address and implement the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) issued by the U.S. Office of

NSF Launches Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter

March 08, 2017

National Science Foundation has announced a new quarterly publication designed to be a mechanism for keeping current on NSF proposal and award policies and procedures.

NSF Electronic Research Administration Forum

March 01, 2017

The next NSF ERA forum webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. ET. This session will focus on Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM).

Impact of Federal Regulatory Freeze and Award Restrictions

January 30, 2017

The Council on Governmental Regulations (COGR) has issued advisories regarding federal changes that may impact research.

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