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We understand your need to know about the outcome of your submissions so you can plan for your summer. Here are statuses for the various internal proposals.

  • UFF/CCFF:  For UFF, OVPR has notified the funding decisions for all applicants earlier and subsequently shared with us the materials for the unfunded UFF proposals on April 12.  Our Review Committee has now finished the evaluation of those proposals, and we expect to communicate with the applicants within this week.
  • Enhanced Faculty Travel:  All applicants have been informed with the funding decisions, or have been requested of for more information.
  • Dean's Research Chair:  All funding decisions have been made and communicated to the applicants.  
  • Nick-of-Time and DICE:  These are considered as they come in. As of now, PIs of all submitted applications have been informed of the funding decisions.
  • Humanities Facilitating Fund  (HFF):  The review process is managed by Professors Tyler Anbinder and Lynn Westwater.  By now, all applicants have been informed of the funding decisions.

The CCAS Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM)

The CCAS Dean's Office is pleased to continue our CCAS Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM) program. This award is to recognize the contributions of our faculty who  provide research mentoring for their colleague(s).  CCAS full time faculty (including tenured, tenure track, contract, or research faculty) are eligible for the competition. An honorarium of $1,000 will be awarded to the top recipient of award.

Call for nominations for the 2018-2019 CCAS Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM). DUE: Monday, April 22, 2019.

Nomination:

Brief information on nominations should be entered on our Nomination Form for DREAM as soon as possible, but no later than April 22, 2019.  Full packages should be emailed to ccasres@gwu.edu in one PDF file by April 22, 2019 with the following materials:

  1. Cover letter from the nominator, who should be a regular faculty (tenured, tenure track, or contract faculty member) in CCAS.
  2. Letter of support from a faculty mentee.
  3. Statement of nominee's mentoring activities and its impact in recent years.
  4. Biosketch for the nominee, up to three pages.

Review Process:

The applications will be reviewed by the CCAS Research Advisory Committee, which consists of three faculty members from each division: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences. If a current CCAS Research Advisory Committee member is a nominee, a faculty member from that division will be selected as a replacement by the Associate Dean for Research in consultation with the Dean. The committee will review all application packages and make recommendations to the Dean who will make the final decision.

Notification of Decisions:

The Dean will notify nominees of his decision in May 2019. An award ceremony will be held during the CCAS Faculty Celebration event towards the end of semester.

Paul Wahlbeck, Interim Dean, CCAS
Yongwu Rong, Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives

Call for Research Proposals (PDF)

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Purpose: Support faculty research and educational activities on China
Amount: Up to $10,000 per proposal
Award Period: Calendar Year 2019

Administrative Contact/Application Submissions to: confucius@gwu.edu
Website: https://confucius.columbian.gwu.edu/research-support

Any questions can be directed to Professor Steve Balla, the Research Director of the GW Confucius Institute at sballa@email.gwu.edu.

Internal Funding

We are pleased to announce the continuation of CCAS internal funding programs, including Dean's ResearchChair, Enhanced Faculty Travel, Nick-of-Time, and DICE. Please click each of the following links to obtain full information.

Please also notice that: 

  • Information on UFF / CCFF is not available yet. We are in touch with OVPR on their updated UFF announcement. As soon as they finalize that, we will update our CCFF guideline accordingly. After that, we will share with you through our CCAS Research Update and CCFF website on the CCAS ResearchBlog page
  • Decisions for Enhanced Travel and Dean's Res Chair awards are moved earlier to April 2019.  This is to help you to plan ahead and is based on the recommendation of our CCAS Research Advisory Council. Please submit your proposals by the deadline so we can move things as planned.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ccasres@gwu.edu.


GW Research Ecosystem Review

We are pleased to provide an update on the GW Research Ecosystem Review, which is included in this google doc shared with you:

Research Ecosystem Review: Progress Report

It includes a link to the Research Ecosystem Review webform. Please feel welcome to enter your input, which we will share with the working groups.

Earlier this week, you should have received a message from the Res Integrity and Compliance working group, along with a Review of Research Integrity / Compliance processes in CCAS  by me. This review is based on your input as of Oct 15. If you have additional comments on Res Integrity and Compliance, please email to the committee chair Dr. Kimberly Acquaviva at  acqua@gwu.edu. or enter on our webform (which we will then forward).

As of today, we have received 46 responses on our webform. Some of you decided to email me or talk to me in person, and that is perfectly fine as well. In a separate effort, our SRA team also designed a CCAS Pre-Award Survey which we sent to those who submitted proposals recently. We have received 37 responses for that. We are very much encouraged by your engagements on this university wide effort. We see this as a great opportunity to further enhance our research support infrastructure at CCAS and GW. It there is an interest, CCAS could consider a roundtable event to discuss the feedback and hear your thoughts directly.


Upcoming Events

Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities


Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 - 1:00pm-2:30pm, with refreshments after.

Location: Phillips Hall, Room 411

Description: Mary-Rolfe Zeller, Outreach and Selection Coordinator at Institute of International Education (IIE) will give a presentation to CCAS faculty interested in learning more about Fulbright. This presentation will give an overview of the history of the Fulbright Scholar Program, take a deep dive into the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program opportunities (including learning how to navigate the Catalog of Awards and how to apply), and conclude with a brief overview of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar opportunities.

IIE has been a world leader in international education working to build more peaceful and equitable societies by advancing scholarship, building economies and promoting access to opportunity.

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.

Funding Opportunities

Limited Proposal Opportunity from the Pew Charitable Trusts 

The Pew Charitable Trusts has invited GW to nominate one candidate for the 2019 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences award.

The Pew Biomedical Scholars program supports assistant professors demonstrating outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The award provides $300,000 in support - $75,000 per year for four years.

Eligible, interested faculty may submit a research project summary, C/V, and letter of recommendation from their chair to OVPR as part of the internal selection competition.  OVPR will appoint an internal selection committee of 3 or more notable scientists who will select GW's candidate.

Eligible faculty must meet the following criteria:
·  Have a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field.
·  As of October 15, 2018, will hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor.
·  Not appointed before June 29, 2015 (time spent in clinical internships, residencies, or in work toward board certification does not count as part of the three-year limit)
·  Must be nominated by their institution. Candidates may be nominated two times in total.
Program Summary, CV, and letter of nomination from department chair due to InfoReady by May 25, 2018. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health
Application Deadline: June 7, 2018, 3 pm ET
Policies for Action was created to help build the evidence base for policies that can help build a Culture of Health. We are interested in learning how national, state or local policies can promote lifelong health and health equity for individuals, families, and communities; as well as what enabling factors promote the adoption and spread of good policies.

Update on Review Progress for Internal Proposals

We understand your need to learn about the outcome of your submissions so you can plan for your summer.  We hope to wrap up the process soon. The details are as follows.

  • Dean's Research Chair. All funding decisions have been made and communicated to the applicants. Awards are being processed.
  • UFF. OVPR should have notified all applicants by late April. There was an extra large number of submissions this year to the UFF and UFF-Expanded programs.
  • CCFF. Following OVPR's decisions on UFF, we are in the process of evaluating the unfunded UFF proposal for possible funding by CCFF.  We expect the decisions to be finalized by next week or so.
  • Enhanced Faculty Travel. Those decisions are usually made after CCFF to avoid overlap funding. We should be able to notify the PIs in the next 1-2 weeks. Those with urgent travel needs can request expedited decision in email to ccasres@gwu.edu

Planning for Summer

This is for those expecting summer salary from your external grants and those with proposal submission in the coming months.  We appreciate your timely requests through our webforms.

1. Requests for Summer Salary from Grants. It is time to start your requests for summer salary from your grants. We have designed a new webform to facilitate this. Please submit your request ASAP and before mid-May. Faculty Summer Salary Request Form

2. Requests for pre-award support. 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 

Juliana Smith and Y.R., on behalf of the SRAs.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce an additional intramural funding competition, the University Facilitating Fund FY19 - Expanded. Eligibility requirements for the program have changed to include more faculty and researchers. This supplementary competition is now open. Review the InfoReady portal for competition details.
The deadline for submissions to the University Facilitating Fund FY 19 - Expanded is Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Please note, if you already applied to the University Facilitating Fund (UFF) FY19, do not apply again. Your application is already under consideration. View more details online.