Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies serves as a liaison between the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) Office of Research Development Services (RDS) pre-award services and provides post-award services for NHS faculty investigators, including:

  • Award receipt
  • Post-award budgets
  • No-cost extension requests
  • Close-out of grant and contract awards, including sub-awards, independent contractor agreements and clinical trial agreements
  • Other administrative award issues that require prior approval

All extramural research and training grant and contract applications, without exception, must be approved by the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) prior to submission.

Pre-Award Contact

Office of Research Development Services (RDS)

Richard Cecil, proposal development manager
New Research Building W417
(202) 687-2235

NOTE: RDS holds office hours in St. Mary’s Hall 401B every Tuesday afternoon.


Research Resources for NHS Investigators


NHS investigators benefit from a wide range of research supports and resources, such as GUMC Research Resources and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Resources. Resources include clinical, laboratory, technology, statistical and library services to support premier health research. 

Foundation Funding

Many NHS investigators seek funding from Foundations. The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations provides the following resources for researchers interested in seeking foundational funding. Contact: Maryam Henson.

Big Data Research

Environmental Initiative Research (GEI)

For investigators interested in public and population health, the Georgetown Environmental Initiative (GEI) provides resources for intramural and extramural research.

Funding Opportunities for NHS Investigators

In addition to these research resources, multiple sources of funding are available to NHS researchers.