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

Using SciENcv to prepare NSF Biographical Sketches

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is now encouraging researchers to begin using SciENcv for preparation of the PDF Biographical Sketch.

FastLane and will be unavailable from Friday, November 8 at 8:00 PM EST until Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 AM EST

During this outage, there will be no access to these websites, proposals cannot be submitted in FastLane or, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in

New Pre-Award Proposal Review Guide

OSP has prepared a review guide that outlines what non-technical or compliance components OSP reviews when a proposal is submitted at least five days prior to the sponsor deadline.

May 2019 COGR Meeting Report Highlights (PDF)

The May 2019 meeting report of the Council on Governmental Relations includes updates on costing policies, regulatory reform, contracts and intellectual property, and research compliance.

White House Unveils New Joint Initiative Supporting U.S. Research Community (PDF)

The new Joint Committee will focus on improving the safety, integrity, and productivity of research settings.