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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.

The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is hosting an Information Session on our National Science Foundation funded AccelerateGW Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
12:30 - 2:00pm
1922 F St, NW (Old Main)
Free sandwiches will be provided
Learn more about NSF I-Corps

GW faculty, post-docs, staff, and students may be eligible for funding:

  • I-Corps Site Program -- 2-week Introduction to I-Corps Course (Funding up to $3,000).  Apply here.
  • I-Corps National Program -- 7-week program (Funding up to $50,000) 

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

Award: $60,000

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics, at a critical stage in their careers. They’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline. Note: Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).

1. Flier
2. FAQ
3. Application and other resources:
4. Questions to:

Deadline: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Award: $500,000 for 3 years

This RFP is applicable to the many branches of science engaged in the study of air pollution and its effects. Intended for applicants with two to seven years of research experience at the assistant professor level.

Application info

Contact Sarah Katz from Corporate and Foundation Relations with any questions


Date/Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

WOWTALK Speakers:

Chung Hyuk ParkBiomedical Engineering
"From Social Robots for Children to Therapeutic Robotic Assistance"

Jimmy Saw, Biology
"Exploring the Hidden Microbial Diversity in Extreme Habitats"

Axel Schmidt, Physics
"Why do protons and neutrons change shape when we put them in nuclei?!?"



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The WOWTALK (What’s Our Work) Series brings together colleagues and students from disciplines associated with GW's Science and Engineering Hall—and related fields—to present new research and share ideas. These short talks (15 minutes each) are designed to introduce members of the GW community to current and exciting research projects undertaken in labs in the SEH, to initiate discussion, collaborate, share expertise, and to promote research performed in the SEH and at GW.

Review CCFF and Dean's Research Chair intramural funding applications!

In order to ensure that applications made to these programs are fairly evaluated, we rely on reviews from members of the CCAS community.

Get to know your colleagues better, find potential future collaborators, and gain experience of different proposal types. Additionally, being a reviewer benefits the wider college and is a form of service that you can record on your annual report in Lyterati.

Reviewers will be needed in January for the Dean's Research Chair and in February / March for the CCFF program. The more internal reviewers we can identify, the lighter the load that any given reviewer has to carry.

Please record your willingness to serve as reviewer for CCAS intramural funding opportunities on this form.

Note that all reviews will be anonymized before sharing with the PI of the proposal. Each proposal is 3 - 6 pages in length.

Thank you for your assistance in maintaining our strong intramural funding programs!

Tuesday, December 17 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Marvin Center, 311

Discussion led by Dr. Kathleen Griffith, member of the GW Cancer Center, and Dr. Keith Crandall, director of the Computational Biology Institute.

RSVP to attend by emailing

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 12:00 -2:00 pm

Milken Institute SPH, 7th Floor (Executive Case Room)
 ID Required for Access

WebEx Information

The forum will be recorded and available following the event on the strategic plan website.

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.

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