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 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, 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.



Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Project

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 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.

NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) [NSF 20-1] Revised

NSF 20-1 takes effect for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020, and includes updated guidance on biographical sketches and current and pending support.

NIH Announces New Executive Level II Salary Cap

Effective February 5, 2020, the Executive Level II salary cap is $197,300. This salary cap should be included in proposal budgets for applicable federal agencies.

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.

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.