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Funding Opportunities

Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information (Q-AMASE-i)
Letter of Intent (required) Deadline: September 17, 2018
Full Proposal Deadline: November 5, 2018
Description: Six-year awards totaling $20,000,000 to $25,000,000 for the award period are anticipated. Q-AMASE-i Foundries will be awarded as cooperative agreements with an initial commitment of six years, with the possibility of one six-year renewal, subsequent to a rigorous and favorable review by NSF.
Please see https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505504 for details.

DePaul Humanities Center (DHC) Visiting Fellowship (2019-2020 academic year)
Application Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019
Description: The DHC Visiting Fellow program is generally a sabbatical/leave-based position. Visiting Fellows will be given an office in the Center, library privileges, and an honorarium of up to $3,000 ($1,000 per quarter) to support the public presentation of Fellows’ work and for participation in other DHC programming. Open to any and all individuals possessing a Ph.D., including faculty, adjuncts, and graduate students (ABD with degree in hand by start of fellowship).

Events

GW Postdoc Appreciation Day
Date/Time: Friday, September 21st, 2018, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Website:  https://postdocs.gwu.edu/appreciation-week/
Description: The GW Postdoc Association is celebrating the 3rd GW Postdoc Appreciation Day on September 21st and there are research competitions, networking luncheons and awards open to all GW postdocs. Specific questions can be addressed at gwpostdoc@gmail.com.


Updated SRA Portfolio and other Reminders

  • SRA Portfolios  Following the addition of our new SRAs Jessica Harb and Alice Kungu, as announced in our recent Research Updates, we are pleased to share with you the updated pre- and post-award support assignments for CCAS departments, available on our CCAS Research Blog at SRA Portfolios.
  • Pre-Award Requests  If you plan to submit a proposal this summer, we would appreciate your informing us quickly so we can plan ahead. Please submit your request via our webform CCAS Intent to Submit
  • CCAS Internal Grant Reports are due August 31, 2018. Please report at CCAS Internal Grant Report

Juliana Smith, Assistant Director for Research Programs
Yongwu Rong, Associate Dean for Research


From OVPR

Office of Sponsored Projects & Research Enhancement New Location  
As you may be aware, the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and Research Enhancement (REU) is moving to a centralized location at the Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC). Beginning August 27, 2018, all OSP and REU staff currently located at Rice Hall, 2033 K Street, Ross Hall and 950 New Hampshire Avenue will be physically located at VSTC’s Enterprise Hall (44983 Knoll Drive, Suite 260, Ashburn, VA  20147). Staff contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) will remain unchanged. The office relocation is not expected to adversely impact the university research community, specifically:

  • staff will be available during normal business hours as usual;
  • staff contact information (phone numbers/exchanges) will remain the same;
  • all OSP staff will establish regular meetings at Foggy Bottom with school and department representatives;
  • the OSP director will work out of OVPR’s Foggy Bottom office 2-3 days each week; and
  • OSP and Research Enhancement staff will continue to hold on-campus meetings, seminars and training events as they do at present.

The Division of Operations will conduct the actual move after close of business on August 23rd – August 25th and staff will begin work in the new location on Monday, August 27. I encourage faculty to submit any proposals due on August 23–28, 2018 by August 22, 2018, if possible and to let our office know of any proposals that are not currently in queue.

I appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to continuing our mission to provide operational excellence in support of GW’s research. Please contact me directly (shandra@gwu.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Shandra S. White,  Director, Office of Sponsored Projects & Research Enhancement

Funding Opportunities

GW 2018-19 Call for University Faculty Seminar Proposals

The deadline for 2018-19 University Seminar Proposals is Friday, June 1, 2018. The application should be no more than 3 pages single spaced. It should include the following information:

  • A discussion of the topic to be addressed and its importance.
  • A discussion of how the Seminar will connect academic research and inquiry to the world outside the University and/or to larger cross-disciplinary issues in the areas of culture, business, policy, science, or other areas of similar dimension.
  • A discussion of anticipated outcomes, processes and/or products.
  • Names, departmental affiliations, and expertise of faculty who are committed to being a part of the Seminar.
  • Names, professional affiliations, and expertise of individuals outside the University who are committed to being a part of the Seminar.
  • A plan of action for Academic Year 2018-19, including your ideas for specific events and activities.

Proposals should be submitted to: univseminar@gwu.edu.  More information can be found in the email from GW InfoMail on May 11.

 

Update on the Status of Internal Proposals

All funding decisions for CCAS internal proposals, including CCFF, Enhanced Faculty Travel, Dean's Res Chair, have been made and communicated to the PIs. Funds for these awards will be available by July 1. If you have any questions, please contact us at ccasres@gwu.edu.

The funding decisions for the HFF competition are expected to be made by the end of this week and will be communicated soon thereafter to the applicants by OVPR. Questions on this program can be addressed to Professor Tyler Anbinder at anbinder@gwu.edu.

 

Update on our SRA Team

Juliana Smith has been promoted to Assistant Director for Research Programs. In this role, she will continue to lead the SRA team in the pre- and post- award administration of our sponsored projects. She will also work with the Associate Dean for Research to implement our research growth strategies and manage the research infrastructure of CCAS. Congratulations to Juliana!

Rebekka Egger, a member of our SRA team since 2015, will take on new responsibilities as a Sponsored Project Administrator (SPA) under OVPR. She will continue to interact with our SRA team in pre-award administration. We look forward to working closely with her in this new role.

Jessica Zamiska, who joined our SRA team last year, has accepted a position of Director of Grants at McAllister and Quinn. She will be missed by all of us, and we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor.

We are in the process of recruiting new SRAs and will keep the PIs of the impacted departments posted on the coverage plan during the transition.

 

Planning for Summer  

A few general reminders as you prepare for summer

  1. Closeout for internal grants. If you have an internal grants that ends this fiscal year, be sure you will spend all funds and submit your expense reports by early June. This includes all CCFF, DICE, Enhanced Travel grants made last academic year, and Nick-of-Time awards made this academic year.
  2. Pre-Award requests If you plan to submit a proposal this summer, we would appreciate your informing us quickly so we can plan ahead. Please submit your request via our webformCCAS Intent to Submit 
  3. Requests for Summer salary from grants can be made online at Faculty Summer Salary Request Form

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