Faculty Grants and Awards


CCAS Faculty Research Grant


Our distinguished faculty advance their research and scholarship with the aid of grants and awards from world-renowned institutions like the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Institutes of Health. These awards enable our faculty to pursue groundbreaking research in an array of disciplines and remain on the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery.


Grant Awards by Year

A gamma-ray burst’s jet emanating from a collapsing hyper-massive star

NASA Pact Rockets Astrophysics Impact

An agreement with NASA will propel faculty and students from the GW Astrophysics Group to new heights in space exploration science.
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Smartphone Society: Have Our Phones Changed Ourselves?

Millions of people have a love/hate relationship with their smartphones. They know the devices are an indispensable tool for connecting with work, friends and the rest of the world.

A road in the Irkutsk region of Russia is built on thawing permafrost with logs used to stabilize frozen ground.

Arctic Researchers Partner with Indigenous Communities

Geography’s Vera Kuklina is leading a $3 million NSF-funded exploration of how the changing climate is altering the lives of Arctic indigenous communities.
Ana María del Río-González

HIV-Prevention Project Targets Latina Transgender Women

Funded by a $1 million CDC grant, Psychology’s Ana María del Río-González is launching a first-of-its-kind study that uses peer coaching to support the needs of an understudied community.
Chemistry Lab Group looking over a microscope

2021 Grant Awards

Whether promoting HIV prevention or charting ecosystem changes from the Arctic to Africa, major research grants help CCAS scholars open doors to discoveries.
A woman wearing goggles and a lab coat is looking into a microscope in a lab.

2019 Grant Awards

From combating climate change in the Arctic to finding life in the ocean depths, major research grants awarded to CCAS scholars this past year are opening new doors to knowledge.
CCAS Chem Lab

2018 Grant Awards

Whether examining fossils in Africa or charting Gamma Rays through space, major research grants help Columbian College scholars open doors to discoveries.
CCAS GWU chemistry classroom

2017 Grant Awards

From tracking fossil footprints through Kenya to preparing the next generation of math and science teachers, it’s been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.
Researcher in laboratory

2016 Grant Awards

From a search for malaria and tuberculosis treatments to advances in nuclear physics, it has been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.
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2015 Grant Awards

It has been a banner year for research grants at Columbian College. New awards are funding everything from scientific examinations of turtle ant colonies and orb-weaving spiders, to investigations delving deep into the cells of developing embryos and the brains of people with schizophrenia to research projects from Africa to outer space.