The first stage in the sponsored projects lifecycle is to identify and evaluate funding opportunities. This stage includes searching for funding opportunities that match your research profile and for which both you and your institution(s) are eligible to apply.

Sources of research funding can be: federal, non-federal (including corporate partnerships, foundations or philanthropy) or international. Additionally, a number of offices and schools at the George Washington University (GW) sponsor intramural funding competitions that support research.

View Strategies for Refining Funding Searches (PDF)

For opportunities that limit the number of submissions by institution, also known as limited proposal opportunities, this stage may include an internal process for reviewing and selecting proposals to be advanced.

Helpful Resources

Find Funding Opportunities

Search for and evaluate funding and contract opportunities using database subscriptions offered to GW faculty and staff.

Research Enhancement Unit

The Research Enhancement Unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is available to assist in vetting potential funding opportunities as well as answering questions you may have regarding interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities.

Featured Opportunity

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced its 2018-2019 funding opportunities. AHA has funding mechanisms that support individual researchers (undergraduate, pre- and post-doctoral, and established investigators) as well as institutional and collaborative projects related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. The applications are due at various dates in 2018 and early 2019. View the full timeline.