Research Administration Pods

George Washington University (GW) utilizes a “pod” model for sponsored research administration.  Each pod supports two or more schools and their affiliated research centers and institutes.

  •  Pods 1 & 2 manage the complete lifecycle of a sponsored research project and provide continuity from inception to award closeout.
  •  Pod 3 manages pre-award activities while school-based research administrators manage post-award activities.

  More details on each pod, including staff portfolio assignments, can be found on the pod websites linked below. 

Pod Portfolios

Pod 1

Schools/Units

  • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • School of Business
  • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Libraries and Academic Innovation
  •  Non-school units

Pod website

Pod 2

Schools/Units

  • Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Biostatistics Center
  • GW Law

Pod website

Pod 3

Schools/Units

  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Nursing

Pod website