Office of Sponsored Projects

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) within the Office of the Vice Provost 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.





NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy for Funding Applications (effective January 25, 2023)  

NIH DMS Plans will be collected in a NEW field called “Other Plans” in the Research Plan section and Career Development Award forms for applicable SF424 applications planned for due dates on/after January 25, 2023. GW Libraries have developed an NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan (DMSP) guide to assist researchers in preparing funding proposals according to the new NIH data management and sharing requirements.  NIH provides planning and budgeting resources for data management and sharing, best practices for scientific data management, and methods for data sharing and selecting data repositories.



NSF Issues Updated Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1)

The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. GW staff and faculty are encouraged to review the Summary of Changes to the PAPPG (NSF 23-1).  Additionally, a session on the changes will be included in the upcoming Fall 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference


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 Provost for Research (OVPR) is spearheading the implementation of myResearch, an enhanced electronic research administration (eRA) tool.


Find OSP Staff By Function


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Latest News

NIH Announces New Executive Level II Salary Cap FY 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, the salary cap for Executive Level II is now $212,100 and should be included in proposal budgets for applicable federal agencies.

NIH updates to Biosketch and Other Support formats

The updated Biosketch and Other Support formats are required for application due dates and RPPR (progress report) submission dates on/after January 25, 2022.

NSF Proposal Capabilities Using

Three new proposal types enabled in for proposal preparation and submission: Equipment, Travel, and Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED)

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 IDC Rates

New IDC rate of 61.5% for on-campus research, 26.0% for off-campus research and special programs, and an on-campus rate of 36.5% for Other Sponsored Activities should be used in any new proposals,