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Research Training

Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research offers programs through which students engage in research and interact closely with faculty members. Undergraduate research experiences provide invaluable preparation for students interested in pursuing nationally-competitive fellowships that recognize academic and extracurricular excellence.

Graduate Research Training

Graduate students gain valuable experience by working with faculty members and engaging in research. GW offers three major opportunities to provide students with essential training and skills:

  • Graduate Research Assistantships
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships
  • Fellow Awards

Most fellowships and scholarships are offered through the academic departments and some are offered through the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships

Medical Residency Research Training

The medical residency program has a rich history at GW, which in the 19th century was one of the first hospitals to start a clinical practice with resident student participation. Residents may take advantage of research opportunities at the George Washington University as well as at the nearby National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Food and Drug Administration.

The GW Graduate Medical Education website provides links to each department’s residency program.

Professional Research Training

Postdoctoral researchers can be found in all areas of the university, including the biology, chemistry, high-performance computing, physics, and psychology departments. Each GW department maintains its own listing of postdoctoral research needs. GW’s Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships is another resource for graduates looking to find postdoctoral work at both GW and other institutions.