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Research Overview

Research at GW

With more than 100 centers and institutes and research in cutting edge projects, the Office of the Vice President for Research works diligently to strengthen existing initiatives and expand into new multidisciplinary fields. 

Centers & Institutes

Our scholarly centers and institutes facilitate the strengthening of research and scholarly activity capabilities throughout the university.

Center for Undergraduate Fellowships & Research

The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research assists all GW undergraduates interested in pursuing national fellowships that recognize academic and extracurricular excellence. 

Institutional Initiatives

GW has identified several areas to focus on developing a more robust research portfolio. These initiatives include autism, computational biology, cybersecurity, the global status of women, sustainability and urban food studies.

Office of Entrepreneurship

The Office of Entrepreneurship  leverages the unique strengths of GW’s schools in the nation’s capital to serve society at large through the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship, serving as a focal point to foster, promote, and perpetuate quality academic research, education, and outreach programs.

Office for Industry and Corporate Research

The Office for Industry and Corporate Research promotes industry collaboration at GW by better aligning the needs of both GW researchers and industry. We engage University Administrators, Faculty and Staff with corporate leaders to help bridge the "cultural" and "linguistic" differences between industry and academia resulting in Mutually Beneficial Partnerships. 

Office of Technology Transfer

The Office of Technology Transfer promotes and facilitates the transfer of GW innovations for the benefit of the university community and the public while leveraging GW resources through partnering with industry experts and entrepreneurs. 

Research Development

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides support and resources for our researchers. In addition to proposal development and financial oversight and compliance, the OVPR provides support for many of GW’s core facilities.

Sponsored Projects Administration

Working collaboratively with principal investigators and their department staff, our Sponsored Projects Administration team ensures successful submission of proposals and compliance throughout the life of the project.