Grant Writing and Publications

Office of Grant Writing and Publications

The Office of Grant Writing and Publications (OGWP) supports MU faculty by helping obtain external funding, building capacity and awareness about grant funding, and encouraging research and scholarly endeavors.



Our publications staff designs and maintains the Office of Research website, the annual Research and Public Service Report, and Illumination, an award-winning magazine celebrating research, scholarship and creative achievement at MU. The publications staff is also responsible for the design and maintenance of the Office of Research web site, a biannual, general-interest magazine featuring research, scholarship and creative achievement at MU.

Illumination, in both its print and digital editions, has received accolades from several of the nation's most respected associations of publishing and academic-advancement professionals, among them the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education [CASE], the Society of Publication Designers, Communications Arts, and Print magazine. In 2011, for example, Illumination was the nation's only university-based research magazine to win CASE gold medals for both its print and digital editions. Over the past decade, Illumination's editorial and design entries in the national CASE Circle of Excellence Awards programs have received nine gold, five silver and five bronze medals — a record unmatched by any other university-based research publication.

Grant Writer Network

The MU Grant Writer Network includes professional grant writing consultants in the OGWP and in various divisions and academic units across campus. The Network meets weekly to share resources, information and talent; support each others' individual professional development; brainstorm solutions to problems; forge interdisciplinary collaborations; and generally advance the extramural funding agenda at MU.

Last Updated: August 5, 2013