The STAR program offers six tracks with options for both certificate and non-certificate training. Participants who complete all requirements demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of
the applicable track.

 

The full STAR certificate track combines the pre-award and post-award tracks, and is recommended for individuals within research administration who wish to pursue a comprehensive certificate in research administration at Washington University.


This intermediate certificate track is for individuals within research administration whose primary job function is to perform pre-award functions, such as proposal preparation.

This intermediate certificate track is for individuals within research administration whose primary job function is to perform post-award activities, such as project management and reporting.


PROCUREMENT TRACK

This track is for purchasing assistants and other procurement positions that do not administer grants but must process these transactions on sponsored funds. Courses for this topic have the PO Track indicator.

PAYROLL TRACK

This track is for payroll assistants and other payroll positions that do not administer grants but set up sourcing transactions on sponsored funds. Courses for this topic have the PR Track indicator

REPORTING TRACK

This track is for individuals that create reports on sponsored funds. Courses for this topic have the RT Track indicator.


A complete list of STAR courses and planned events may be found here.