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University Facilitating Fund

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

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Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund

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

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine


Predoctoral: December 17, 2019 (5:00 PM ET)Dissertation: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM ET)
Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM ET)

Awards: Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded, to include annual stipends and conference expenses.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

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Deadline: 9:00pm ET, Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Award: up to 12 awards, with a stipend of $75,000, plus funds of up to $6,000 for research, travel/relocation, and related project costs, and other additional support.

Scholars & Society Fellowships allow faculty who teach and advise doctoral students to pursue research projects while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. Fellows and their colleagues at host institutions are expected to create a mutually beneficial partnership in which they collaborate, interact, and learn about each other’s work, motivating questions, methods, and practices. The program supports projects at all stages of development, and welcomes applications that propose to deepen or expand existing research projects as well as those that propose new projects.

Learn more about the program

Application tips and FAQs

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Deadline: Tuesday, November 05, 2019, 6:00 PM Easter Time

Award: up to $80,000 per year, for up to four years, annual stipend, tuition support, health insurance, and more.
Proposals accepted via NSPIRES:
Contact Ms. Claudia Meyer, Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, with any questions.

Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Award: $25,000 and a diploma during a ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in March 2020.

Prize Info and Selection Criteria

Additional assistance: or +33-1 45680544.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Friday, September 20
12:00 -1 :30pm
Lunch to follow
Science & Engineering Hall -- B1220


  • Dr. Paul Hoyt-O'Connor, Director, Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research
  • Recent Recipients of NSF GRFP
  • CCAS Faculty John Philbeck (Psychology), and Sandy Kawano (Biological Sciences)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported natural science, social science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and Doctoral degrees.

Understand more about what GRFP can support and what resources are available to help with the application process. Recipients will share their experience and insights and faculty will provide techniques and strategies that could boost the  competitiveness of fellowship applications.


Printable GRFP Flyer 11x17

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

WOWTALK Speakers:

Aylin Caliskan, Computer Science
Human-like Bias in Machine Intelligence

Stephen Hsu, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Surface Engineering: Multiscale Multifunctional Surfaces

Francys Subiaul, Anthropology (CASHP), Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Where Do Good Ideas Come From?


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.

Printable Flyer (11x17 or 8.5x14)

Crucial Input Needed - Please Volunteer

Dear Colleagues,

As you are all aware, there is an ongoing effort to improve the research ecosystem at GW. Volunteers are now being sought for the second phase of this faculty-driven process. I would urge you to reach out to us at to volunteer for, or suggest someone for, one of the following committees:

1) Workforce Development
2) Operation and Utilization of Shared Facilities
3) Resource Allocation
4) Big Data and High Performance Computing Infrastructure

As the largest school at GW, it is vital that we have input in all of these areas, but, to date, we only have very few CCAS faculty volunteers. Please reach out to us by Friday August 30th. We really appreciate your willingness to serve in this crucial capacity.

I wish you all a productive and smooth beginning to the semester!

Best wishes,

Evie Downie

RCR Workshop: Navigating iRIS – Human Subjects Research 

Marvin Center, Room 311

August 29, 2019 -- 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Office of Human Research will lead a session on conducting human subjects research at GW, what requires IRB review, and discuss information and tips while navigating the Integrated Research Information Software (iRIS) for human subjects. Come prepared with your questions!


Nathan Oglesby
Applications Administrator

OHR Staff

Anyone engaging in research or scholarly activity at GW including, under- and graduate students, administrative staff, researchers, postdocs and faculty, is encouraged to attend.

The GW Postdoc Association (GWPA) will host a career panel with speakers that can advise GW postdocs on both industry and academic careers, a workshop that will teach how to perfect a short “elevator pitch” about research, and a round of poster presentations by GW postdocs.

Submissions for poster presentations are welcome; prizes will be awarded for the top three posters.

Please nominate outstanding mentors that are shaping careers of postdocs for the GWPA Mentorship Award. GWPA wants to recognize these deserving colleagues.

Registration and Nomination Deadline: September 1, 2019

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Science and Engineering Hall, Basement Level 1

Lunch and snacks will be provided.

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