Office of Sponsored Research records
Collection Scope and Content
The collection consists of government contract projects with the U.S. Navy, logistics technical project reports, contracting manuals, sponsored research project files from various schools, departments, and programs (including the School of Education, School of Engineering, Medical School, National Law Center, Institute for Educational Leadership, Social Research Group, Education Research Project, and logistics), lists of sponsored research awards, Allegany Ballistics Laboratory project files, and reports of the Human Resources Research Organization (HUMRRO). They range in date from 1942 to 1996, and were transferred to the University Archives by the Director of the Department of Sponsored Research. Note: Not all series are processed. Ask staff for assistance.
- Creation: 1942-1996
- George Washington University. Office of Sponsored Research (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
Series 1, 2, 4, and 5 are closed to research for 25 years from date of record creation.
Restrictions on Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Historical or Biographical Note
The Sponsored Research Office is now part of the Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies. The Office of Research Services (ORS) was created to support the efforts of the GW community to generate and manage external awards in support of research, training, instruction, and public service activities. ORS works with investigators in every University component to decipher and adhere to University and sponsor regulations, while reducing time spent on the administrative aspects of sponsored activities. ORS is the University office designated to represent the University in providing the final institutional signature on proposals, in negotiating terms and conditions for grants, contracts, subcontracts, and other award mechanisms, and in dealing with administrative representatives of external sponsors on issues related to sponsored programs.
45.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Collection consists of government contract projects with the U.S. Navy, logistics technical project reports, contracting manuals, sponsored research project files from various schools, departments, and programs.
Organized into ten series: Government contract projects; Logistics projects reports; Manuals and programs; Project files for schools, departments, programs; Project files for programs and institutes; Lists of sponsored research awards; Alleghany ballistic laboratory project files; Human Resources Research Organization (HUMRRO); Research records; and Photos of the Alleghany research project.
Materials acquired through transfers from the Office of Sponsored Research.
- George Washington University. Human Resources Research Office (Organization)
- George Washington University (Organization)
- Guide to the Office of Sponsored Research records, 1942-1996
- Partially Processed
- University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English