Break New Ground

Professor Akos Vertes A team led by Chemistry Professor Akos Vertes will receive up to $14.6 million over five years to develop a means to rapidly identify biological and chemical threats.

For decades, GW has addressed national and global problems with research that makes a difference in the world. With additional funding, we will build upon our strengths while expanding our influence in the arts and humanities, sciences, engineering, medicine and public health.

As the world grows more interconnected and interdisciplinary, GW is building a research program that can quickly respond to changing priorities. Our researchers and faculty are taking the initiative by partnering across disciplines to tackle fundamental societal issues. 

From Dr. Akos Vertes’ research efforts to thwart biochemical terror attacks to Dr. Sara Rosenbaum, who has literally written the book on the American health care system, GW researchers interact with the world’s top science and policy leaders at the forefront of discovery.  Working relationships with federal agencies and connections to numerous multilateral organizations and corporate partners generate breakthroughs that have an impact on millions of lives.

Support for faculty and student researchers helps address today's global challenges and educates future generations as pioneers of innovation and inquiry.

Funds raised will enable us to:

Science and Engineering Hall

Build Modern Research Facilities

With state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, the Science & Engineering Hall gives our world-class researchers the tools to solve global problems.

Supporting research at the SEH
Research Days

Expand Undergraduate Research

We'll increase the number of students involved in research and joint research hires with government agencies and private entities.

Help us advance research
Global Women's Institute is using coursework to deepen an understanding of women's issues.

Promote Cross-Disciplinary Research

From the Global Women's Institute to the Computational Biology Institute, we are establishing additional interdisciplinary research initiatives that link diverse fields with important issues of public policy.

Support cross-disciplinary centers & institutes
Signage outside of Milken Institute School of Public Health

Create Health Leaders of the Future

The new state-of-the-art Milken Institute School of Public Health building opened its doors on May 15, 2014 and will serve as a hub for cutting-edge research as students and faculty work to solve global health problems.

See how the new space supports our future public health leaders

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