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CCAS Intramural Funding

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the full impact of COVID-19, and the many other facets of the work of the college which are currently affected by it, we have taken the decision to temporarily hold all final decisions and announcements of Intramural funding awards. We will announce Dean's Research Chairs, CCFF awards, and Enhanced Travel awards and as soon as we reasonably can, but this is not likely to occur for quite some time. We apologize for the inconvenience, but are working to do all we can to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the college, and ask for your patience in these rapidly changing times.

If, in the light of the current travel restrictions and the delay to the review and award process, you would like to withdraw your Enhanced Travel proposal, in order to preserve your ability to apply in Fall 2020, you can do so via the electronic form here.

Update: Humanities Facilitating Fund

OVPR has updated the Humanities Facilitating Fund call for proposals; all regular-status faculty are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00pm EDT

Funded projects impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak may be able to receive extensions from OVPR on a case-by-case basis by submitting a request here.

Contact the OVPR Humanities Advisory Committee Co-Chairs with questions:
Lynn Westwater and Jamie Cohen-Cole

No-Cost Extensions for CCAS Funding

Those of you with Fiscal Year 2020 CCAS internal funding who are planning to request no-cost extensions, in particular for CCFF and Nick-of-Time awards please do so by April 1st in our No-Cost-Extension request webform, so we can gain a full overview of the requested funds.

Sponsored Project Policies During COVID-19

In order to assist you in planning your research activities and  supporting your research teams throughout the current pandemic response, in accordance with OVPR, we strongly encourage you to:

Other important  GW sources of information are OVPR’s COVID-19 page and the Office of Human Research’s guidelines.

Several sponsors have responded to COVID-19 by updating their guidelines:

As new announcements are made, we will add them to the research blog COVID-19 page.

Please feel free to work with your SRA on posting non-recoverable cancellation costs to grants as appropriate. Your SRA will work with OVPR to determine the appropriate way to handle each charge.

Dean Wahlbeck is happy to announce that the GW Confucius Institute has opened its application process for research proposals related to China. The research proposals are considered and selected by a peer-review committee composed of GW faculty members and, ultimately, by the CCAS Dean. Research results may be disseminated without limitation.

In the funding cycle 2019, the GW Confucius Institute funded 11 proposals for faculty in the humanities and social sciences, which has made the total number proposals funded 54 since 2014. This funding has successfully supported research trips to China, symposiums, database subscriptions, data collection, guest speakers, conference travel, and other scholarly activities.

 The following faculty are eligible:

  • Regular full-time faculty in the humanities and social science
  • Specialized full-time faculty in the humanities and social sciences who do not have substantial outside funding to support their activities

If you are interested in applying for 2020 calendar year funding, please refer to the GW CI Research Support Page for further details and instructions.

Proposal Due Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Funding Announcement Date: February 28, 2020

Funding is available from March 1 to December 31, 2020.


Any questions can be directed to Prof. Steve Balla, the research director of the GW Confucius Institute, at

Deadline: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Award: $2,500 & up to one course release, per year

The full details of this 3-year award and application requirements can be found on our Research Blog, as well as in the competition on InfoReady.

Please contact our office with any questions.

We are now accepting submissions for the Dean's Research Chair Award.

The deadline has been updated from December 16 to December 18, 2019.

See here for full information about the 2020-2023 awards.

Submit application materials on InfoReady.



University Facilitating Fund

Deadline: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:00 PM via InfoReady

For additional info, visit:

Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund

Deadline: Thursday, December 12, 2019,  5:00 PM via InfoReady

For additional info, visit:

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.


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 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:

Any questions can be directed to Professor Steve Balla, the Research Director of the GW Confucius Institute at

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

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 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.

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