Research Development Services

at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

The Research Development team at the University of Missouri-St. Louis works closely with investigators to increase competition in extramural research funding. We support faculty through individual consultations, team facilitation, programming and strategic initiatives, and through a wide range of services. Reach out to us for help in planning your next proposal.






Services We Provide

  • Targeted dissemination of funding opportunities and individualized funding searches
  • Help vetting and interpreting specific funding opportunities
  • Help planning and preparing your proposal from initial concept through final proposal
  • Guidance and support for multiple investigator and complex proposals
  • Assistance in developing concept papers and reaching out to program officers
  • Proposal review for responsiveness to funder guidelines
  • Expert external review
  • Editing and visual formatting
  • Drafting of non-scientific components of applications such as Facilities and Resources, Broader Impacts, Budget justifications, Post Doc mentoring plans, and letters of support
  • Institutional boilerplate
  • Coordination of limited submissions
  • Workshops and events
  • Faculty recognition
  • Early and mid-career programming

Meet the RD Team



Cynthia Jobe, M.S., GPC
Director of Research Development

  • Guidance and support for multi-investigator and large, complex proposals
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Early and mid-career programming

Connect with Cynthia Job on Linkedin



Marie Kenney, MFA
Senior Grant Writer

  • Funding Searches
  • Guidance and support for individual investigators and small teams
  • Faculty recognition