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).
UMSL 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.
INDIVIDUAL 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 creative activity.
SPECIAL 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: Feb. 11, 2014
General Information | Guidelines | Signoff Form
UM FastTrack Funding Program: Round III
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
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: March 28, 2014
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: To Be Announced
Guidelines | Application Form
UMSL Junior Faculty Travel Grants
Junior 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 presentation.
Next Deadline: Fall 2014 Deadline To Be Announced