Research Support

Developing your Research, Scholarship, and Creative Practice

If you have recently arrived at Washington University and want to get started on research in Arts & Sciences, please make note of the following websites: 

Arts & Sciences Grants Administration Integrated Network (GAIN) Contact List
GAIN team members are your partners in research and grants administration. They provide support throughout the entire lifecycle of grants, from proposal & budget development and submission to award management and closeout. Please coordinate with you GAIN partner on any matters related to grants.

"Seeding Projects for Enabling Excellence & Distinction” (SPEED) program 
The SPEED in Research program was created to stimulate innovative work that leads to significant outcomes in research, scholarship, and creative practice.

Proposal Evaluation Program

The Proposal Evaluation Program provides faculty members with an opportunity to submit their scientific and research plans for external funding to a panel of internal and external reviewers ahead of the funding sponsor deadline

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR)
The OVCR offers resources for identifying funding sources, research analytics, and university research announcements. 

Core Facilities
Search and find core facilities to help with your research. 

Arts & Sciences Computing

A&S Computing provides technology resources to A&S faculty, staff, and students. Services range from reservable computer classrooms to High Performance Computing access to personalized client support.

Research Infrastructure Services

Research Infrastructure Services includes access to a scientific computer cluster and data storage platform. The service is available to all WashU faculty, staff, or students involved in research.

ONE is a portal that connects you to systems and services across WashU. Think of it as an app store for university systems and services. 

Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan
Explore the Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan to see how your research interests may align with its Signature Initiatives.

Competitive Course Release Program
Learn more about this new program to enhance faculty research productivity which provides a course release for tenured faculty who are nearing completion of a major project.

Competitive Fellowship Leave Program

Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences may apply to this program, which provides leave time at full pay, with Arts & Sciences making up the difference between the salary amount provided by the granting agency and the faculty member’s base pay.


Required Training

Learn @ work is consolidated, streamlined, personalized training experience for the WashU community. Everyone must complete:

  • Personnel Activity Report Training
  • Code of Conduct
  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure
  • Financial Conflict of Interest

Working with Chemicals, Lasers, etc.

Working with Animals

Working with Humans

Funding Opportunities Newsletter 

See the most current edition of the newsletter and browse the archive for funding opportunities.

Read the Newsletter

Finding Funding

Finding Internal and External Funding

Faculty Across Arts & Sciences

Humanities Faculty

Visit The Center for the Humanities. The center provides support for innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship for faculty and graduate students.

Social and Physical Sciences Faculty

Developing and Submitting your Proposal


Other Resources

Faculty Teaching & Research Interests Database

Search the Arts & Sciences Faculty Teaching and Research Interests Database to learn more about faculty members' research interests and to identify potential collaborators.

Browse the Database