External Award Opportunities
Faculty and staff are encouraged to seek external financial support for specific projects that further the mission of the University. The ORA subscribes to the Pivot funding opportunities and scholarly expertise database. All UMSL employees have access to this database. For more information, visit our Getting Started in Pivot page, download the Pivot Quick Start Guide (PDF) or contact the ORA. Acess the PIVOT database.
Internal Awards Programs
The University of Missouri System and UMSL offer competitive grant programs throughout the academic year. These programs support a variety of faculty and staff projects, research, travel support and equipment purchases. If you have questions about any UM/UMSL internal award please or contact Brenda Stutte (314-516-5897).
faculty have the opportunity to submit proposals to the UM Research
Board, which is designed to enhance the long-term quality and quantity
of scholarship throughout the University System by supporting
meritorious research projects. An important goal is to leverage external
funds by UM faculty by supporting promising new faculty and funding
high quality new initiatives of senior faculty.
OR COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS: $3,000 to $75,000 for
individual or collaborative projects. Proposals may request salaries for
personnel who are integrally involved in performing the research or
OPPORTUNITY APPLICATIONS: Although the UM research board has limited
resources and has as its focus opportunities made available through
Individual and Collaborative projects, the Board will consider Special
Opportunity Proposals that have: a) outstanding promise for enhancing
the quality, stature, and recognition of scholarship at the University
of Missouri, and b) budgets higher than those typical of Individual and
Collaborative Projects. Special Opportunity proposals must clearly
demonstrate how research board support will be uniquely enabling,
thereby allowing an opportunity that cannot otherwise be funded.
The potential for leveraging additional investments
(monetary or scholarly) and the commitment of matching support will be
critical factors in evaluation of Special Opportunity proposals.
Next Deadline: To Be Announced
General Information | Guidelines | Signoff Form
UM FastTrack Funding Program: Round II
This $500,000 program provides up to $50,000 for projects aimed at
moving University of Missouri IP closer to the marketplace.
Deadline: To Be Announced
Application Form and Guidelines
UM Interdisciplinary Intercampus (IDIC) Research Program
The University of Missouri System Office of Research and Economic Development along with the four UM System campuses invite you to participate in the new Interdisciplinary Intercampus Research Program, which is designed to increase research activity that could lead to the advancement of technologies and commercialization.
UM Faculty are eligible to apply and invited to submit short proposals to investigate high-risk, high-reward research ideas that will eventually lead to extramural funding. Each proposal submission must include a researcher from at least 2 of the UM campuses and at least 2 different disciplines.
Deadline: Fri., March 1, 2013
More Info | Signoff Form (UMSL)
These awards strengthen faculty research and creative
activities. A significant portion of the funds available for faculty
research support is based on facilities and administration cost recovery
from externally funded grants and contracts. In order to perpetuate the
fund, one purpose of the Research Awards is to support faculty whose
competitive position for external funding will be improved by such
assistance. Awards also are given to help faculty in all disciplines
maintain an active research program, even if external funding is
difficult to obtain. Special consideration, particularly for summer
research support, will be given to junior faculty to assist them in
establishing a strong research record.
Next Deadline: Thurs., March 14, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Guidelines | Application Form
UMSL Junior Faculty Travel Grants
Faculty Travel Grants are open to full-time, untenured tenure-track
faculty. Awards up to $1,000 are given for expenses to attend
professional conferences at which the applicant will be making a
Next Deadline: To be announced