RIGs connect multidisciplinary investigators and scientists to national funding agency opportunities for developing large-scale proposals.
Proposal management, narrative development budgets, biosketches, editing, graphic design, evaluation plans and more for large, complex proposals.
Required information for grant proposals, including contact information, business officers, tax exempt status, legislative districts, facilities and administrative rates, and more.
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.
Multidisciplinary, collaborative proposals are more likely to be funded at the national level. We provide resources to support the development of these large-scale proposals.
Remember that approvals and requirements for human or animal subject use should be considered while developing a proposal regardless of funding source.
Providing support for large, complex and strategically important grant proposals. Our services are coordinated with academic units and departments and are intended to be supplementary and complementary. Priority funding agencies include Department of Defense (DoD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Services include proposal management, narrative development, budgets, biosketches, editing support, graphic design, evaluation plans and more. Request service.
Research Interest Groups (RIGs)
RIGs are a grassroots effort by MU faculty to bring together multidisciplinary investigators and scientists to increase success through team building and collaborations. The goal of the RIGs is to connect collaborators with specific funding opportunities and to develop large-scale, competitive research proposals to submit to national funding agencies. To join a RIG, search the database containing descriptions and contact information.
Based on a model established at the National Science Foundation, MU IDEAS labs are an intensive, interactive brainstorming environment. Multidisciplinary researchers engage with each other and develop collaborative, data-driven research proposals around a central theme and around targeted research opportunities. IDEAS Labs are held throughout the year and are initiated mainly by the RIGs and the division. Email us for more information.
These are very short presentations where participants introduce a scientific concept or idea in a way that’s understandable by others outside the area of expertise. RIGs are encouraged to schedule Flash Talks to kick-off their periodic meetings. Email us for more information.
Online Collaborative Resources
The University of Missouri System has developed a public-facing website for identifying collaborators. The Academic Analytics website, called UM Scholars, allows researchers to search systemwide by name or research topic.
Proposal pre-submission internal review and pitch sessions
Collaborative critiques of grant project narratives, descriptions and research strategies are key to creating strong grant proposal submissions. A reviewer’s perspective can help enhance a proposal and increase the likelihood of it being funded. Email us for more information.
The RDN includes professionals in various divisions, departments and units across campus. RDN professionals assist in finding funding opportunities, budget and proposal development and project management once the grant is funded.
Determine whether your research requires IRB (Institutional Review Board) review and approval using our decision chart or reviewing our IRB submission and review process.
Submit a request for MU to be the IRB of Record or an Initial Reliance Request.
The Office of Animal Resources is available for consultation on model development and to provide input for proposals.
Determine whether your research requires ACUC (Animal Care and Use Committee) review and approval.
Animal research per diem rates.
Grants and contracts information frequently requested by funding agencies:
Animal Welfare/PHS Assurance No. D16-00249
USDA Registration No. 43R0048
AAALAC Unit No. 487
Most recent AAALAC site visit date: 3/8/21
Most recent AAALAC accreditation date: 6/23/21
Initial AAALAC accreditation date: 5/23/79
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Need to show how your research benefits society?
MU’s Office of Technology Advancement can help you craft an intellectual property strategy and suggest other commercialization information for your proposal.
Are you applying for corporate funding?
The Industry Partnerships team can help you navigate the expectations of corporate funders for a stronger proposal.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations also can help you explore opportunities.
- Award Purpose Determination Guide
- Data Management Plans
- Export Controls quick facts
- Federal Demonstration Partnership and the FDP Expanded Clearinghouse
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- Grant Transfer Procedure Guide
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- NSF FastLane Registration
- PeopleSoft Grants Module Access
- PI Eligibility
- Add Budget Categories/Keywords to PeopleSoft
- Advance and Pre-Award Accounts
- Clinical Trials F&A Cost Recovery
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- DHHS Salary Cap
- Electronic Proposal Signature Routing Sheet (ePSRS)
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- Export Control
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- Fee for Service vs. Sponsored Activity
- Financial Conflict of Interest in NSF-Funded Research
- Financial Conflict of Interest Under the 2011 Revised PHS Regulation
- Funded Proposal Permission Request Form
- Grants Training Registration App
- Guidance to Investigators to Disclose All Financial Interests
- Incoming Grant Transfer Checklist Form
- Intellectual Property
- Investigator Form
- New Chartfield (DeptID) Request for Grants
- New Sponsor Request Form
- Non-Funded Proposals
- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
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- Pre-Award Account Request Form
- Proposal Submission Deadlines
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- Publication Restriction Waiver
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- Safeguarding Covered Defense Information, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Cyber Incident Reporting
- Sponsored Programs Guidance on Industry Contracts Relating to Oversight Management Plans
- Subrecipient Commitment Form
- Subrecipient and Contractor Determination Checklist
- Third Party Commitment Form
Human Subjects Research
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission and review process
Review instructions for starting an animal protocol.
Researchers can log in to access animal use policies, guidelines and care information.
Access all areas of compliance including Animal and Human Subjects research, Conflict of Interest, Export Controls, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Travel Authorizations and more.
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.
Self-paced professional development resources
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Sign up for upcoming workshops.
We also offer several programs that provide sustained support and training.
Need an innovation strategy for your proposal?
The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) provides researchers with insights that reduce the time and risk associated with translating ideas from laboratory to marketplace.
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