Just In Time Funding


Matt Silva
(314) 362-8585

Associate Directors

Simon Tang
(314) 286-2664

Gretchen Meyer
(314) 286-1425

Research Administator

Tonia Thompson
(314) 747-2532

Administrative Coordinator

Orthopaedic Surgery
Kamilla McGhee
P. (314) 747-5993
F. (314) 454-5900

Just-In-Time Funding | Overview

The Just-In-Time (JIT) Core Usage Funding Program is designed to provide quick access to funding to use any of the MRC Cores. The research project must fall into one (or more) of the following categories:

  1. Translational studies or new directions in research in musculoskeletal area (Cores B & C)
  2. Use of mouse models (Fgf18 and Runx2) generated by the Mouse Genetics Core (D)
  3. Use of zebrafish Core (D)
This program is designed to support investigators in obtaining data for 1) developing a clinical/translational proposal to be submitted for extramural funding, or 2) new directions in research. Preference will be given for developing a translational proposal to be submitted for extramural funding.


Forms Required

Request form and a confirmation form from the Director of the MRC Core that will provide the requested service(s). Both forms are in the PDF available for download below.


Applicant must be a registered member of the Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC). Member eligibility and registration is available here. For assistance with registration, contact the Kamilla McGhee via email at mcgheek@wudosis.wustl.edu.

Applicants from Washington University must hold a faculty level appointment. For research fellows or trainees, the mentor (faculty member) must submit the application as PI.

Applicants may hold only one JIT Core Usage award at a time, and total awarded services may not exceed $3,000 within a grant year. Applicants can only receive two JIT awards in a 5 year period.  Submit both the Application Form and the Core Confirmation Form to mcgheek@wudosis.wustl.edu.

Review Process

All proposals will be reviewed by a committee that includes the MRC Executive Committee. Once the proposal has been submitted, your request will be reviewed within 30 days.

Investigators approved for an award will not receive hard funds. Essentially, a voucher will be issued for the requested services. Upon completion of the services, Core(s) will issue an invoice to the MRC Administrative Core and, in turn, receive payment. Funds for MRC specific services will be available to the investigator until February 28, 2018.

The JIT Core Usage Funding Program is funded by the WU Musculoskeletal Research Center and the P30 Core Centers for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine.

Request Form/Core Director Confirmation Form

Email Request form to:
Kamilla McGhee

Request Form/Core Director Confirmation Form Download