Welcome to the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) Office of Research Development Services (RDS).

RDS staff members are available to assist GUMC Principal Investigators (PIs) in identifying sponsored research funding opportunities and developing proposals and application packages in accordance with sponsor and University requirements. PIs should notify their RDS Proposal Specialists or Proposal Managers well in advance (6 weeks) of the targeted sponsor deadline to ensure that internal review requirements are met.

Upon receipt of award, RDS Sub-Award Administrators work with PIs to initiate sub-award and independent contractor agreement (ICA) requests to the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). 


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Find out who to contact at RDS and learn more about RDS's process to ensure a proper submission. 

If you are interested in setting up a meeting with any of our staff member, make an appointment.


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Get to know RDS!

Get to know the RDS staff, their roles, and their unique talents



RDS Grants Management Survey (2017)


Find out how faculty and staff value our services for the Medical Center



For a list of upcoming sponsor deadlines, go here.

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