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.

The Grant Lifecycle
Funding Strategies
Find Corporate and Foundation Funding
  • 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.
  • Corporate Relations Checklist 
    • If you are considering exploring corporate funding and partnership opportunities for a specific project or program, these guidelines will help you determine the feasibility of corporate support.
  • NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
    • As part of an NIH-wide program, Principal Investigators (PIs) of NIGMS research grants may request supplemental funds to enhance the diversity of the research workforce. The Diversity Supplements Program (DSP) is designed to facilitate the recruitment and training of promising scientists from diverse backgrounds.
Institutional Contacts
  • Research Enhancement Unit
    • The Research Enhancement Unit (REU) of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research provides investigators at the George Washington University (GW) with services and guidance to successfully apply for federally-sponsored research funding.
  • Assistance seeking or stewarding private funding: GW Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations: