Research Development encompasses a set of strategic, catalytic, and capacity-building activities that advance research, especially in higher education. Research Development professionals help researchers become more successful communicators, grant writers, and advocates for their research. They help researchers bring new ideas to life.

The UMSL Research Development team works closely with individual investigators and teams to find and obtain external funding to support research and creative works across the UMSL campus. We provide support throughout the continuum of the proposal development process, from initial idea to proposal submission.

Services We Provide

  • Funding searches
  • Faculty consults
  • Proposal review
  • Connecting researchers across disciplines
  • Investigator tools and templates
  • Support for complex proposals
  • Workshops and collaboration platforms
  • Programming for early and mid-career faculty
  • Drafting of non-science proposal components