Meet with your Department Administrator to obtain and/or discuss information regarding:
- Your WUSTLKey
- Building access
- Campus card/Bear Bucks (Note: Bear Bucks may not work during the summer for those with nine-month appointments)
- Telephone service
- Parking & Transportation/ MetroLink U-Pass
- Faculty Financial Reporting
- Research Management System (RMS)
- Electronic Personnel Activity Reporting System (ePARS) access
- Internal controls certification
- Time & Labor Reporting approval
- Training and education programs (log-in via Learn@Work)
- Meeting with your faculty mentor. Learn more about McKelvey faculty development and mentoring here.
- Setting up your laboratory and managing your start-up funds
- Building your research team
- Postdocs and other research staff
- McKelvey support offices
- Contacting McKelvey Research Development & Administration to be added to mailing lists for funding opportunities and support
- Contacting the Institute for School Partnership to incorporate outreach activities/broader impacts into your research
- Preparing for tenure
- Planning for Sabbaticals and Leaves of Absence
The WU Law School Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property (EIP) Clinic
The Clinic offers business and transactional legal advice and services to new and emerging nonprofit and qualifying for-profit organizations. Under the supervision of experienced transactional and intellectual property attorneys, student attorneys work directly with entrepreneurial organizations serving the community.
Explore training for lab safety protocols involving hazardous and regulated materials, equipment, and environment. Megan Flake is the McKelvey liaison with the staff from the EH&S department of the University.
The Institute for School Partnership Designs and models strategic partnerships between K-12 institutions and Washington University that are focused on improving students’ development and success. Engineering faculty may contact Chris Mohr to discuss ideas for and incorporating broader impact and outreach into their proposals.
The mission of JROC is to provide high quality customer service to principal investigators, administrators, and sponsors by drafting, reviewing, negotiating and signing research-related agreements on a university-wide basis. JROC facilitates the timely execution of federal and foundation subawards and contracts, industry-supported research agreements, industry supported clinical trials, data transfers, service agreements, and other research-related agreements.
WUSTL’s Office for International Students and Scholars enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially by meeting their unique needs and engaging them in American life and culture. Please contact your Department Administrator before contacting OISS.
Proposals must be submitted through the OSRS for review and signature by an institutional official prior to submission to the funding agency.
- Reviewing proposals prior to submission to funding agencies
- Establishing and maintaining accounts for funded projects
- Issuing outgoing subawards via the SUBSystem on SPA funds
- Reviewing and processing documents and letters for submission to funding agencies
The PERCSS Core Curriculum features eight web-based learning modules in areas related to ethical and responsible conduct of research. The PERCSS Core Curriculum is available through Learn@Work.
The Research Development Office guides faculty in the pursuit of research funding, the formation of cross-disciplinary science teams, and the development of collaborative research center proposals.
Melanie Roewe, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development & Contracts
Nicole Moore, Senior Director of Research Development
Catherine Determan, Research Development Project Manager/Funding Coordinator
Kurt Thoroughman, Faculty Fellow for Research Development
Mike Marcincowski, Research Development Associate
Summer Young, Senior Research Development Associate
Professional and regulatory responsibilities so that researchers can practice scholarship and scientific investigation with integrity
For information about education requirements, see also the RCR Administrator’s Guide
McKelvey Research Centers
View a listing and description of all current McKelvey research centers.
This list of suggestions is drawn from fellow faculty members and other University websites.
- How to Start Your Own Lab: Eight Principal Investigators Share What They Wish They Knew
- Three keys to launching your own lab
- Survive and Thrive: A Guide for Untenured Faculty
By Wendy Crone
- The Grant Writing Guide – A Road Map for Scholars
Betty S. Lai
- Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application
By Otto Yang
- Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing
by Patricia Goodson
- Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering
By Richard M. Reis
- At the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator
By Kathy Barker
- Making the Right Moves
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research
The National Academies Press
- Candid Advice for New Faculty Members