The Office of Research (OOR) at the GW School of Nursing supports the development and submission of research proposals and the administration of sponsored projects. School of Nursing investigators have received awards in several categories including Federal (HHS/HRSA, NIH/NIMHD, HHS/SAMSHA), Foundation (Robert Wood Johnson, Patrick and Catherine Welton Donaghue, Josiah Macy, among others), Association (National League for Nursing, Mather Lifeways Institute) and subaward (University of Iowa, Florida International University, University of Pennsylvania among others).  Faculty research interests include, but are not limited to aging, chronic care management, community health, health disparities, health policy, nursing education and oncology.

Intent to submit a proposal

Please complete the form below to indicate your intention to submit a funded sponsored project or research proposal.

To ensure timely processing of grant applications, final proposals must be routed in the Cayuse 424 electronic system to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) for review and submission approval five business days prior to the sponsor's deadline.

Submission Form


Research Improving Practice

An NP treating a patient


To better understand both the supply and demand for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) nationwide, faculty members from GW Nursing in collaboration with the GW Health Workforce Institute are piloting a first-of-its-kind study.

Dr. Asefeh Faraz and Edward Salsberg are assessing the demand for, and distribution of, new NP graduates to better understand health care workforce demands in the United States, Dr. Faraz said. Their data will help inform educational programs as they prepare future practitioners. 

Research in Action

Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney

Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney has dedicated her research career to infant health and how language interventions can improve cognitive development. Now she faces new challenges in autism research by joining the efforts of GW’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, where she serves as director of infant research.

"GW Nursing is poised to improve nursing education by identifying best practices that can be modeled elsewhere, such as ‘How much simulation can be exchanged for practicum face-to-face work?'"
Dr. Angela McNelis
Professor and Associate Dean
Scholarship, Innovation & Clinical Science