The George Washington University (GW) has three categories of graduate student appointments that can be funded by sponsored projects. Graduate students can either be a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), Graduate Research Fellow (GRF) or Graduate Fellow (GF), but cannot have more than one of these statuses on the same project.
The graduate assistant and fellowship appointment process is administered by the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships.
Please reference the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Adding Students to Sponsored Research Projects (PDF) if the graduate student appointment is being continued during the summer months.
Please note that it is the principal investigator’s (PIs) responsibility to review sponsor guidelines to ensure that GRA, GRF or GF are allowable expenditures. Review the Incorporating Graduate Research Assistants (GRA), Graduate Research Fellows (GRF) and Graduate Fellows (GF) into Sponsored Projects Proposals (PDF) when developing your proposal.
- Taxable & Non-Taxable Payments to Students - This website includes the GW Stipend and Tuition Payments to Students and their Taxability policy and tax guidance for US and International Students.
- “How To” instructions for processing GRA salary and tuition awards or GRF/GF tuition awards and/or stipend payments.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Adding Students to Sponsored Research Projects (PDF)
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- Award Set-up
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