Research Development Services

at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Have an idea for a research or creative project?  Not sure if a funding opportunity is the right fit? Need help finding funding? Need collaborators or community partners to build your research team?  New to proposal writing and not sure where to start?  Need a fresh set of eyes to review your proposal narrative?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place. Reach out to Cynthia Jobe at or Johnathan Lohnes at for help funding, planning and developing your next proposal. 



Research Development Services

  • Identification and vetting of funding opportunities 
  • Planning and preparing your proposal from initial concept through final narrative
  • 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
  • Grantsmanship training 
  • workshops and events
  • Faculty recognition
  • Early and mid-career programming

Reach out for help planning your next proposal



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




Jonathan Lohnes, Ph.D.
Research Development Specialist