Research Lifecycle

1. Finding Funding Opportunities

Prior to Preparing a Proposal the PI can find funding opportunities by using Pivot Proquest (Funding Database)

  • Register by using your Georgetown.edu e-mail address and creating a password. Please see  2-step directions for signing up for a Pivot account
  • Search for funding by using different search criteria
  • View a 1-minute tutorial on how to use Pivot Proquest

Please contact ORS Research Development Specialists for any questions:

Jill T. Brasky

Research Development Specialist

jb2719@georgetown.edu

Dennis Blumenfield

Research Development Specialist

dab78@georgetown.edu

Other Resources

  • The Office of Institutional Partnership at Georgetown University  (OIP) – assists faculty in seeking and securing support for their programs, projects and research from corporate, foundation and association donors.
  • The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) provides comprehensive information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. To access the full subscription version of the site, go to the Georgetown library database and scroll down to “Foundation Directory”.
  • Grantspace offers pre-recorded webinars, live online, and in person trainings on various topics related to philanthropy.

2. Steps of the Research Life Cycle

Research Life Cycle is a multi-step process comprised of the 5 steps: Proposal Development; Proposal Review and Submission, Award Notification and Negotiation, Award Management and Award Close Out. Visit the Office of Research Services (ORS) to meet our staff and find contact information for all types of research queries.

All proposals are required to be routed in GU-PASS for institutional review and approval prior to the sponsor’s deadline. All faculty and staff can access GU-PASS “anytime-anywhere” by using their GU Net IDs and passwords and GU-supported browsers (Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer). For FAQ for GU Pass please go here.

To facilitate the navigation on GU Pass we have created this GU Pass Job Aid.

Key Components of a Proposal

Jill T. Brasky

Research Development Specialist

jb2719@georgetown.edu

Dennis Blumenfield

Research Development Specialist

dab78@georgetown.edu

For additional help with Proposal Development

Carole Sargent, PhD, Director of the Office of Scholarly Publications, is available to help you write the research statement portion of the grant. She has trained for this work by interviewing grants officers at the NEH, NSF, and ACLS, and also earning a certificate from the journal Nature through its masterclasses. She will guide you to analyze examples from past grant winners, talk to selected winners and to grants officers when available and appropriate, and craft a grant description that satisfies all of the organization’s criteria.

Reviewing and Submitting a Proposal

All proposals are required to be routed in GU-PASS for institutional review and approval prior to the sponsor’s deadline. All faculty and staff can access GU-PASS “anytime-anywhere” by using their GU Net IDs and passwords and GU-supported browsers (Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer). For FAQ for GU Pass please go here.

To facilitate the navigation on GU Pass we have created this GU Pass Job Aid.

ORS Grants & Contracts Administrators for Proposal Review and Submission:

All Federal Proposals (except DoD & NSF)

Blair Ribeiro

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

br561@georgetown.edu

DoD and Non-Federal Proposals (All Private, Non-Profit and DOD Proposals)

Marie McElroy

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

mm297@georgetown.edu

NSF Proposals

Hector Tiongson

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

rht3@georgetown.edu

Pre Award Management

Rocio Marino-Crumley

Manager Grants and Contracts Team

rm236@georgetown.edu

Legal Considerations when reviewing and negotiating and award

ORS Grants & Contracts Administrators for Award Review:

All Federal Proposals (except DoD & NSF)

Blair Ribeiro

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

br561@georgetown.edu

NSF Awards

Hector Tiongson

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

rht3@georgetown.edu

Universities, International Organizations, Corporations, DoD Awards and State and Local Awards

Nikky Lewis

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

nl519@georgetown.edu

All Non-Profit Awards

Lakshmi Arumugam

Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

la751@georgetown.edu

Any requests about Award Review can be sent to: researchadmin@georgetown.edu

Award Management Roles and Responsibilities

  • Award management is done by the assigned Grant Manager, who is usually with the PI’s Department, or in the case of the College, it is with ORS.