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Office of Research

Internal and External Funding Opportunities

Students as Scholars
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities are increasingly being supported by funding agencies. Grants, Fellowships, and other opportunities are available both to faculty and to students directly.  For many funding agencies, including undergraduate research and other educational opportunities strengthens proposals.

Scholarship Development Grants
The goal of curriculum revision supported by the Students as Scholars initiative is for programs to create courses and other experiences for undergraduate students to learn about scholarship and its role at Mason, actively engage in scholarship, and participate in the generation of knowledge. Scholarship Development Grants (SDGs) are awarded in three categories.

Provost’s Internal Grants and Awards
The purpose of this program is to provide financial support to faculty to initiate research, creative and scholarly activity. These awards are not Study Leaves, and as such are not awarded with time-off to conduct the proposed research.

External Funding Opportunities
Listed below are a variety of resources to assist faculty in identifying and locating funding sources for research opportunities. Because these databases may include different funding opportunities it is recommended that you use all that seem relevant to your interests.

Helpful Links

  • Office of Research and Economic Development
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Fenwick Fellow Program
  • Office of Research Integrity and Assurance
    All human subjects related forms (including applications, continuing review forms, and amendment forms) must be submitted through George Mason University’s online protocol management system, IRBNet. You can access IRBNet by visiting
    • Click on “New User Registration” in the top right corner.
    • You will be prompted to select a user name and password and enter your contact information.
    • Select “George Mason University IRB, Fairfax, VA” as your local institution.
    Please note that signatures are no longer required on the forms and have been replaced by digital signatures, which you will do through IRBnet upon submission.

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Points of Contact

  • Office of Research
    Robinson Hall A, Room 489
    4400 University Drive, MS 2G7
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Keith Howell, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research
  • Holly Park
    Assistant Director of
    Post Award Services
  • Rebecca Warden
    Grants Administrator