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.





On March 19 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-21-20 (PDF)

Appendix 3 of M-21-20 (PDF) provides Federal awarding agencies authority to grant exceptions to recipients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as they deem appropriate and to the extent permitted by law. While the flexibilities mirror many of those included in M-20-17 (PDF), in the latest memo, they also apply to recipients with assistance awards not related to COVID-19.



NIH announces a new inbox for inquiries related to changes to Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format page (NOT-OD-21-122). Effective as of this announcement, please send inquiries related to changes to the biographical sketch and other support templates to [email protected]



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 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 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,

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.

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