The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and the Research Enhancement Unit offer trainings for principal investigators (PIs) and research administrators that cover all stages of the sponsored projects lifecycle. The trainings are offered at various times throughout the year. If you would like to request any of the following trainings for your school, institute or department, please e-mail us with a request.
Cayuse Electronic Proposal Routing
Cayuse 424 is a web-based tool used for the internal routing of all sponsored projects proposals. This training covers logging in, uploading documentation, data fields and what needs to be completed, and reviewing and approving proposals.
Pre-Award Boot Camp
Helpful tips and templates for budget planning and preparation of proposals for sponsored projects.
Post-Award Boot Camp
The Post-Award Grant Management Boot Camp is an intense workshop to prepare you for effective, accurate management of sponsored projects/awards. The workshop includes what you need to know regarding hiring personnel onto sponsored projects, purchasing equipment and supplies, initiating agreements, research integrity, financial management and reporting, and award closeout. It touches on a number of facets of the award management process and highlights available resources to provide support throughout the process. The Boot Camp is presented by the Office of Sponsored Projects, Grants and Contracts Accounting Services (GCAS), University Human Resources, the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, and The GW Procurement and Travel Services Department.
Post-Award Management Training Series
The Post-Award Management Training Series covers topics for effective management of sponsored projects including an overview of the regulatory environment, documenting and submitting expenditures, financial monitoring and award closeout, among others. All staff who work with sponsored projects are encouraged to attend these workshops.
Research Enhancement Unit Virtual Open Door Sessions
The Research Enhancement Unit (REU) partners with researchers to identify funding opportunities and potential collaborators and provides consultations and services to help investigators form successful teams and develop winning proposals. To make all of these services more accessible, REU will host weekly open-door sessions via WebEx. These virtual sessions are open to anyone in the GW community that is looking for information about applying for sponsored research.
The PI Dashboard is a powerful electronic tool for managing sponsored projects. It allows you to see the latest expenditures, spending trends, labor reports, alerts, encumbrances and more, related to sponsored projects you manage or assist in managing. Requests for training on the PI Dashboard should be made to a post-award sponsored projects administrator or to assistant director of post-award management Alma Starks. They will walk you through the PI Dashboard, highlight tips and tricks, and answer any questions you may have related to this award-winning tool.
Research Integrity and Compliance
The Office of the Vice President for Research's Office of Research Integrity and Compliance and Office of Human Research offers a number of trainings (online and on-campus) for researchers, including:
- Responsible Conduct of Research,
- Human Subjects Research (IRB Training Series),
- Fiscal Responsibility and Compliance,
- Export Controls, and
- PHS Financial Conflict of Interest.