Proposal Development

Developing a competitive research proposal is critical for securing research funding in all academic disciplines. Pay close attention to application requirements and additional documentation required by your respective funding agency. Use the resources below to help you successfully plan, write, and submit a grant application.

Plan Ahead
Develop a Competitive Proposal
Preparing Additional Documentation
Events
Resources
  • Request a Training - GW Research Enhancement Unit
    • The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and the Research Enhancement Unit offer trainings for principal investigators (PIs) and research administrators that cover all stages of the sponsored projects lifecycle.
  • Editing and Support Services - GW Research Enhancement Unit 
    • The Research Enhancement Unit (REU) of the Office of the Vice President for Research provides investigators at the George Washington University (GW) with services and guidance to successfully apply for federally-sponsored research funding.
  • Citation Support
    • This guide will help you generate and manage citations.
  • Identifying Multi-Sector Partners (1 hour 30 minute webinar)
    • The most effective community health collaborations and coalitions are built upon a common agenda shared by diverse sectors (e.g., healthcare, planning, housing, transportation, business, and other non-traditional partners). This webinar will present an overview of the various levels of engagement and specific strategies to engage partners at each level.
Institutional Contacts
  • Grants Enhancement Program
    • Helps improve grant applications submitted by investigators and faculty members at the Children's National Hospital and The George Washington University in order to maximize the probability of funding. Email: GrantsEnhancement@childrensnational.org 
  • 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.
  • BECS Services for Grant Writing
    • Please email becs@gwu.edu. Include your name, the PI's name (if someone other than you), department, study/project title, and a brief explanation of what you'd like to discuss.