February 2014 External Awards Report

The total external awards received in February 2014 was $230,023.

View the List of Individual Awards; Awards by Sponsor Type; Awards by Purpose

UM System Funding Programs

The University of Missouri System has a variety of funding programs available to eligible faculty.

Below are current programs accepting proposals:

Fast Track

WHAT: The FastTrack funding program provides proof of concept or gap funding for faculty members focused on technology development, testing, or prototype construction, and/or to conduct specific market research.
WHO: All UM faculty are eligible to apply.
WHEN: Proposals from UMSL faculty are due to Tamara Wilgers by Monday, May 5, 2014.
MORE INFO: For information on the FastTrack program and the submission process, click HERE or contact Tamara Wilgers (x6884).

IDIC Program

WHAT: The Interdisciplinary Intercampus (IDIC) Research Program is intended to increase interdisciplinary, intercampus research collaborations to leverage the intellectual capital and resources at the four University of Missouri System campuses. Proposals must involve faculty from at least two UM campuses and from at least two different disciplines. Each campus may request up to $50,000 in a proposal; therefore, the maximum funding requested will be $200,000 if all four campuses are collaborating in a proposed study. Faculty may use their networks to identify collaborators on and this program is limited only to the four University of Missouri campuses.
WHO: All tenured/tenure-track faculty and full-time ranked, non-tenure-track research faculty
WHEN: Proposals due by Monday, June 2, 2014 (new deadline)

To submit a proposal, click HERE.

Click HERE for more information on IDIC or contact:
Ashley Wilson
Funding Programs Assistant
University of Missouri System
(573) 882-1714








































































UMSL Innovator

April 2014, Volume XIII, Number 10

Research & Innovation Week 2014

Join us for the second annual Research & Innovation Week at UMSL, April 21-25! The week offers interesting speakers and topics, provides great opportunities to build connections, and celebrates UMSL's researchers and innovators.

All sessions will be held on UMSL's North Campus in the Millennium Student Center, SGA Chamber (3rd floor) with receptions in the 3rd floor Rotunda.

Please note -- the registration link provided in the email invitation sent April 2 was broken. Please use the links below.

REGISTER ONLINE, Mental Health First Aid
REGISTER ONLINE, all sessions (Tues-Fri) except Grand Finale Reception

Visit the Event Web Site, or email Tamara Wilgers (wilgerst@umsl.edu).

Download Flyer: Research & Innovation Week at UMSL - Schedule
Download Flyer: "Alternate Careers: Think Outside the Lab"
Download Flyer: "The Double Life of Academic Entrepreneurs / Lawyer as Entrepreneur: The Story of Schlafly Beer"


Monday, April 21

• Mental Health First Aid (presented by the Missouri Institute of Mental Health)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., lunch provided
This session teaches individuals to identify and help people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who may be in the early stages of developing a mental disorder. Open to UMSL faculty, staff and students.
Register online

Tuesday, April 22

Tim Noonan

• Boeing Ventures in Entrepreneurship
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (lunch provided)
Speaker: Tim Noonan, Vice President, Boeing Ventures.
Register online

Alternate Careers

• Alternate Careers for Scientists: Think Outside the Lab (for students)
3:30 - 5 p.m., program
5 - 6 p.m., pizza and networking
Speakers: Representatives from the FBI, an IP law firm, the BALSA Group, and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership will discuss alternate career choices for scientists who want to utilize their expertise outside of the laboratory. Pizza and networking follows the discussion. Register online.
Register online

Wednesday, April 23

The Double Life of Academic Entrepreneurs

• The Double Life of Academic Entrepreneurs
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Some faculty (and students) lead a double life to get important research discoveries to market. Hear from several successful academic entrepreneurs about balancing a successful startup company launch and an academic career or pursuing a degree. This session is immediately followed by a special presentation by Tom Schlafly and a reception.
Speakers include:

> Drs. Chris Spilling and Wes Harris (UMSL & Alkymos)
> Dr. Roger Chamberlain (Washington University & Exegy)
> Dr. Sheila Grant (MU & EternoGen) and Luis Jimenez (EternoGen)
> Mr. Matthew MacEwan (Retectix & Washington University Ph.D. and M.D. programs)

Lawyer as Entrepreneur: The Story of Schlafly Beer

> Lawyer as Entrepreneur: the Story of Schlafly Beer
4:30 - 5 p.m.
Speaker: Tom Schlafly, Chairman of Schlafly Brewing Company and a partner at Thompson Coburn

Tom Schlafly co-founded The Saint Louis Brewery in 1991 when the company received the first micro-brewery license issued by the State of Missouri. In 2008, Schlafly became the largest American-owned brewery in St. Louis when InBev purchased Anheuser-Busch. In 2013, Schlafly became the largest American-owned brewery in Missouri when Boulevard Brewery (Kansas City) was acquired by a Belgian brewery. Schlafly is now the 44th largest craft brewer in the United States. Tom will tell the story of Schlafly Beer from its early days as a brewpub at the western edge of Downtown St. Louis to where it is today, selling beer in 15 states, including several on the East Coast. After his formal remarks he will entertain questions from the audience.

> Reception
5 to 6 p.m.

Register online for The Double Life of Academic Entrepreneurs, which includes the presentation by Tom Schlafly and the reception.

Thursday, April 24

• Megatrends in the Health Care Marketplace
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (lunch provided)

Susan Feigenbaum

Speaker: Dr. Susan Feigenbaum, Professor of Economics at UMSL, will lead this research seminar.
Register online

Friday, April 25

• Looking at the Affordable Care Act from a Policy Perspective
12:30 - 2 p.m. (lunch provided)

Joe Parks

Dr. Joseph Parks, Director of the MO HealthNet Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services and Distinguished Research Professor at UMSL, will lead this research seminar.
Register online

• GRAND FINALE RECEPTION (by invitation only)
We will wrap up Research & Innovation Week with a reception to recognize and celebrate all the innovative researchers and inventors at UMSL. Highlights include an announcement of the winners of the 2014 Researchers and Inventors of the Year awards, the induction of new members into the UMSL chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, a short presentation by David Karandish, CEO of St. Louis-based Answers (which operates the Answers.com website), along with food, beverages, music and networking.

Registration and Networking: 4 p.m.
Program: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 - 8 p.m.

email Tamara Wilgers (wilgerst@umsl.edu).

› See additional News, Events & Upcoming Deadlines on the ORA web site.


The Office of Research Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis publishes The UMSL Innovator once each month. The online and e-mail publication is designed to inform the campus community of grants received; highlight the research and commercialization accomplishments of UMSL faculty, graduate students and staff; and provide information on important deadlines and events. Also included is recent news about research and commercialization at the University and elsewhere. Recipients are UMSL faculty, students and staff. E-mail wilgerst@umsl.edu if you have questions, comments or suggestions on content.

The Office of Research Administration provides leadership and support in the development, execution and operation of programs in sponsored research, technology transfer and economic development throughout the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Title: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01)

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

Amount: Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The total project period may not exceed 5 years.

Application Deadline:
> May 7, 2014 (AIDS and AIDS-related applications due) -- next deadline Sept. 7, 2014
> June 5, 2014 (New applications due)
> July 5, 2014 (Renewal, resubmission and revision applications due)