Faculty Research

Sponsored research funding to Elliott School faculty has dramatically increased over the past several years. The Elliott School’s Research Team serves to support and enhance this trend. We are proud of our faculty’s entrepreneurial spirit and encourage you to think of us as partners in the process of identifying funding, developing competitive proposals, and promoting your work.


Find Funding

o   International Affairs Funding Database 

o   Intramural Competitions 

o   Databases/search tools 

o   Corporate Sponsorship and Contracts 


Apply for a Grant

o   Elliott School Sponsored Research Guidelines (pdf)

o   GW Sponsored Projects Handbook

o   Institutional Information



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Our Main Funders

Foundations & Others 

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • National Nuclear Security Administration