Internal Funding

Research Council Grants

Research Council Grants are awarded to support research, scholarship, and creative activities conducted by tenured, tenure‐track, and ranked non‐tenure track faculty members, with an earned doctorate (or the discipline’s highest earned terminal degree; e.g., MFA), at the level of Assistant Professor and above.

Requests for Research Council funding that are clearly aligned with institutional priorities for research, scholarship, and creative activities are of great importance to the Office of Research. These priorities include, for instance, activities that lead to book contracts with academic publishers, juried theater and music performances and art exhibits, peer-reviewed research articles in AAU-endorsed journals (https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/WhereToPublish/AAUMetrics), and the generation of robust pilot data to bolster proposals for external funding.

Research Council Grants provide funds for project expenses totaling as much as $10,000. There are two levels of funding: Small grants are for requests up to $1,000 and large grants are for requests greater than $1,000 and to the maximum of $10,000.

Eligibility

  1. Tenured, tenure-track, and ranked non-tenure track faculty, with an earned doctorate (or the discipline’s highest earned terminal degree; e.g., MFA), at the level of Assistant Professor and above.
  2. Research team membership is limited to no more than 1 PI and up to 2 Co-Is; these names must appear on the application Cover Page.
  3. A faculty member’s name can only appear on one Research Council application per deadline (in any role).
  4. Faculty members are limited to no more than one active Research Council grant at the same time, excluding Small Research Council grants.
  5. Faculty members are limited to three Research Council grants in any five-year period, excluding Small Research Council grants.
  6. A faculty outcome report must be submitted in eFunding for all Research Council grants awarded in the last 5 years for each person listed on the cover page.
  7. Faculty members may receive Summer Research Salary for no more than 2 summers in any five-year period.
  8. Emeritus faculty can apply if they are currently employees of the University and will continue to be an employee for a minimum of one-year following the completion of a funded award.
  9. The University expects the applicant to remain a University employee for a minimum of one-year following completion of a funded project.
  10. If the PI’s appointment includes no percent research, a letter of support is required from the PI’s department Chairperson that explains how the applicant’s current appointment will be modified to accommodate the proposed research activity. This includes NTT faculty with 100% teaching appointments and TT faculty with 100% administrative appointments.
2019-2020 Deadlines Notification Dates
August 19, 2019 – 5PM October 11, 2019
October 7, 2019 - 5PM December 2, 2019
January 21, 2020 - 5PM March 13, 2020
March 9, 2020 - 5PM April 30, 2020

 

2019-2020
Guidelines
Research Council
Committee Information

 

All Research Council applications are submitted electronically
through eFunding (electronic proposal system)

eFunding

 



Last Updated: July 12, 2019