My colleague and I, both postdocs, are going to TT positions at separate R1 public universities. For various reasons, our advisers have little idea what present startup packages look like. I am in Industrial, he is in MechE.
Here are some guesses from our last brainstorming session:
- Equipment (thinking 100k or so)
- Cash for travel, supplies, etc (Thinking 50k or so)
- Grad student support (thinking 1-2 grad students for 3 years)
- Postdoc support (might be substituted for a grad student)
- Summer salary (for 2-3 years)
Thoughts? Additional things?