Research Support

Getting Started

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: 

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. 

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. 



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


Finding Internal and External Funding

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

  • Meet with your department or area grants management staff to determine departmental resources and guidelines.
  • Sign up for customized email alerts about grant funding opportunities with different agencies, as well as alerts about internal selections for limited submissions (e.g. only one from each university)
  • Meet with your departmental representative from Foundation Relations.
  • Meet with your departmental representative from Corporate Relations.


Developing and Submitting your proposal


Other Resources