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.

myResearch - GW's Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Tool

myResearch is GW’s new integrated online system for proposal development and sponsored award management. Trainings have been developed to introduce myResearch to principal investigators, research administrators, proposal reviewers. Two different training sessions have been developed: one for the Proposal and Budget Creation and the other for the Award Management and Agreement Creation. Please go to the myResearch page for additional information.

Pre-Award Boot Camp

The Pre-Award Grant Development Boot Camp is an intense workshop to prepare you for the grant proposal process. The workshop includes all aspects of grant proposals, from planning your application to preparing and submitting your proposal, regardless of whether you are targeting federal, local, or foundation sponsors.

Proposal Budgeting

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.

PI Dashboard

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 Provost 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:


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