Now that you’ve established a well thought out research study, it’s time to navigate the grant lifecycle to fund your project. Before you begin writing a grant application, it’s important to learn about the various types of grants and different funding agencies to ensure you’re choosing the right one that will help further your research. Use the following resources to create your funding strategy to ensure a successful grant application cycle.

Stay Informed About Funding Opportunities
  • Sign up for weekly GW Research Matters funding alerts with federal and foundation funding opportunities in 25 thematic areas.
  • Sign up for weekly (Friday) NIH funding opportunities and notices.
Federal Research Grants
Corporate and Foundation Funding
Find Pilot/Intramural Funding
  • The University Facilitating Fund (UFF) 
    • To foster the creation of new research projects and scholarly activities for full-time university faculty. Awards range from $5,000-$25,000 per fiscal year. 
  • The Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF) 
    • To establish collaborative partnerships within Centers and Institutes or between investigators from two or more schools that apply for external funding opportunities. These awards will provide up to $50,000 per year for two fiscal years.
  • Other intramural funding competitions
    • To support and encourage research and scholarship.
  • CTSI-CN-Provided Funding Sources 
    • (Voucher Program and Pilot Awards)Learn more about funding opportunities from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National. 
  • GW-Provided Funding Sources 
    • Find funding using GW’s Funding Database pages and Pivot, a searchable database of funding opportunities from federal and non-federal sources including foundations and commercial sponsors.
  • CNH-Provided Funding Sources.
    • Learn about funding opportunities at Children's National Hospital.
Institutional Resources and Contacts