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.
Explore an extensive list of major funding sources, such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Pivot is a searchable funding opportunities database where you can also get alerts and identify potential collaborators.
NIH eRA Commons Registration provides information and resources to help applicants and grantees navigate the electronic Research Administration (eRA) systems during the grants lifecycle.
NSF FastLane is an interactive real-time system used to conduct NSF business.
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.
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.
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.
Limited submissions 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.
Funded proposal request form – OSPA can help request a copy of a previously funded grant proposal.
Request form for Peoplesoft Grants Module Access – Access to MU’s financial tool, Peoplesoft, is required to establish your grant budget and to administer revenue and expenses to your account. Use this form to request access to Peoplesoft.
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 an invention.
- To share confidential information or materials with an outside collaborator, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) at email@example.com or 573-882-0275 for nondisclosure or material transfer agreements. Only authorized university administrators can execute these agreements.
Disclose all financial interests
Review guidance to disclose all financial activity according to funder requirements.
You can also learn more about conflict of interest reporting and the requirements involved.
Self-paced professional development resources
Federal Funding Priorities
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Early CAREER awards
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View the NIH Presentation
View the NSF Presentation
UM System Event: Federal Funding in the Arts and Humanities
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View the NEA Presentation
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Handout - Links for Further Information
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Handout — Finding Funding Additional Resources
Handout — Assessing the Match Matrix
Handout — Pivot Quick Start Guide
More professional development resources
Browse our growing library of recorded webinars.
Sign up for upcoming workshops.
We also offer several programs that provide sustained support and training.
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.
Human subjects research HRPP/IRB
MU’s Office of Technology Advancement can help you:
Refine your ideas by providing patentability feedback and resources to advance early-stage innovations.
Develop a company around an idea.
Connect with potential investors, licensing partners and mentors.
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