Office of Sponsored Projects

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.





COVID-19 flexibilities pursuant to OMB Memo M-20-26 (PDF)  expired on September 30, 2020.



Effective October 5, 2020,  “NSF-approved formats" are required for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support.



Updated NSF Award Conditions (PDF), consistent with the revised 2 CFR §200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awardwill apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing awards made on or after November 12, 2020.

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.



myResearch, an enhanced electronic research administration tool

In response to GW's strategic initiative to enhance the research experience, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is spearheading the implementation of myResearch, an enhanced electronic research administration (eRA) tool.


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Research Enhancement Unit





Latest News

Updates to GW Research Support Services, Administration

A more decentralized system for sponsored project administration to streamline processes and increase collaboration and service excellence.

Revised Fringe Rates for FY2022

New fringe rates for sponsored projects, Regular Employees (24.00%) and Temporary & Student Employees (6.80%), should be used in any new proposals, effective 07/01/2021-06/30/2022.

NIH Announces New Executive Level II Salary Cap FY 2021

Effective January 3, 2021, the Executive Level II salary cap is $199,300. This salary cap should be included in proposal budgets for applicable federal agencies.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Research Activities

GW is closely monitoring and responding to the impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a rapidly evolving situation that may affect researchers and their projects.

NIH issued NOT-OD-19-114 to clarify the existing Other Support requirements

Adding to the definition of Other Support in the NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS) [1.2 Definitions and 2.5.1 Just-in-Time], NIH issued NOT-OD-19-114 to clarify existing NIH policy.

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