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Funding at The George Washington University

Office of the vice president for research (ovpr) 

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) oversees research across more than 85 centers and institutes. OVPR works in tandem with faculty to facilitate all phases of the external and internal funding processes and provides support for faculty and student research initiatives. 
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Office of Sponsored Projects

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) supports the university’s research mission by providing oversight of externally-sponsored research. OSP assists researchers with identifying appropriate funding opportunities, submitting competitive proposals and managing successful projects.
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Funding Opportunities iN smhs 

SMHS research faculty are automatically sent Funding Alerts of federal and foundation funding in two-dozen research areas and updates in the Research Matters blog.  More funding is available in the Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies Program from our CTSI-CN. Information on GW Foundation & Corporation Funding is available.

SMHS Early Career Research Achievement Award (new)- due June 1st

Elaine H. Snyder Cancer Research Award-due June 1st


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a research team at George Washington (GW), Yale, and Duke Universities $7.8 million to establish a rare disease network for Myasthenia Gravis. The team is led by Henry Kaminiski, MD (GW) and includes Linda Kusner, PhD (GW), Alison Hall, PhD (GW), Jeffrey Guptill, MD (Duke), Richard Nowak, MD (Yale), and Kevin O'Connor, PhD (Yale) as project leaders and executive steering committee members. This consortium will be one part of the larger Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), funded by multiple NIH Institutes and Centers and led by NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

The Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network, MGNet (U54 NS115054), announces its request for applications to two of its programs. The Pilot Grant Program will provide up to two grants of $75,000 to support clinical research dedicated to myasthenia gravis. The MGNet scholar program, designed to attract and enhance education of young investigators in the field of myasthenia gravis provides $75,000 per year renewable for a second year to support preparation for an independent career dedicated to rare disease research. Each program is supported by the core resources provided by MGNet and the NIH Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network Consortium.

Please visit for more information and to submit applications. Contact with any questions.

Applicants must have a M.D. (or equivalent) or Ph.D. Clinical fellows, post-doctoral fellows, or junior faculty are eligible.
Applicants must identify a primary mentor with appropriate content expertise and experience mentoring young investigators.
Candidates should be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non U.S. citizens with a valid visa to work in the U.S. Scholars do not have be at a MGNet site.

Myasthenia Gravis Network (MGNet) Scholar Program

Myasthenia Gravis Network (MGNet) Pilot Program 

Related Links 

These pages list or link directly to various funding opportunities within The George Washington University.