Pivot is a searchable database of funding opportunities that also helps identify potential collaborators. You can also create alerts based on keywords and areas of interest.


InfoReady is MU’s platform for limited submission, internal funding and faculty awards. Find information about  Research Council Grants and PRIME, both internal funding opportunities.

External funding

Limited submissions

Funding opportunities restricted by the number of applications MU can submit. The list is hosted on InfoReady and you must follow the application procedures. Update notifications are delivered through our listserv.

Internal funding

Opportunities for funding offered through MU:

  • Research Council grants — Support for research, scholarship and creative activities through two levels of funding up to as much as $10,000.

  • PRIME – Program for Research Infrastructure and Matching Expenses provides matching support for research projects at MU, including instructional innovation research.

  • Connect with Missouri Grants — Supports new and existing projects, programs and initiatives that focus on engagement, outreach and broader impacts. 

Corporate funding

The Industry Partnerships team is MU’s first point of contact for corporate and foundation funders.

Translational research programs & business accelerators

MU Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program

Provides proof-of-concept funding and training for physician-engineer teams interested in translating biomedical innovations into products that improve health and patient care.

Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium

Offers proof-of-concept funding and training, including the basics of biomedical and biotech product development and get-to-market strategies.

MU Midwest BioAccelerator

Offers mentoring and wraparound support in the development of new products related to the detection and mitigation of infectious diseases and other national biodefense and health security needs.

Startup company funding

The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SMIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are sources of late-stage translational research funding for startups. We can help you apply.

Grant and funder insights

Make evaluations and more informed decisions about funding sources through competitive intelligence.

Investigator procedures

PI Eligibility form – Completion of this form provides information to OSPA and the COI Office that is critical for ensuring that MU adheres to relevant regulations and policies. 

Complete Responsible Conduct of Research training for funding requirements of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Refer to the MU Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide for agency-specific requirements and related campus procedures.

If working with human subjects, learn about required Institutional Review Board (IRB) training.

Funded proposal request form – SPA can help you request a copy of a previously funded grant proposal.

Learn about MU inventor rights and responsibilities

As a general rule, MU owns inventions made by its employees. See University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations, Section 100.020

Disclose all financial interests

Self-paced professional development resources

More professional development resources

Research Development Network

Tap into a network of research development professionals with a broad range of educational backgrounds, technical expertise and agency-specific knowledge to improve the quality of your proposal development activities.

Will you be using animal or human subjects?

There are considerations to be aware of before you apply for funding.

MU’s Technology Advancement office can help you:

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