Invitation to participate in a research study on early career faculty experiences

The University of Missouri Division of Research is conducting a study to better understand the experiences and needs of early career faculty regarding researcher development support. We are seeking pre-tenure faculty on the tenure track at MU to participate in a brief (3-4 minute) intake survey and one 60-90 minute interview with an optional follow-up 30-minute interview.

What we do

We provide professional development opportunities focused on increasing your confidence, skills, and productivity throughout the life cycle of a research or creative works project. Our growing catalog includes workshops and resources available to faculty, students and staff that range from short, self-paced modules to intensive multi-year programs.

Our professional development team is a part of The Connector. Our services are available to any MU researcher including faculty, staff, and students.

  • Programs – We offer several programs that provide sustained support and training. Examples include the month-long Mentoring at Mizzou series or the Early Career Research Development Fellows Program that extends over three years.  
  • Upcoming workshops – We offer one-to-two-hour sessions focused on specific topics related to research development. 
  • Recordings and resources – Our self-paced learning resources include archives of our recorded workshops, handouts and documentation.
  • Team science  (Scheduling for Fall 2024) – We customize and facilitate collaborative events designed to help teams of researchers build new connections, identify new lines of inquiry and ideate around funding opportunities. Additionally, researchers can schedule a proposal consultation for assistance in refining project elements such as the development of logic models, timelines, project plans, etc.
  • Individual support – Meet with our team to discuss your research development needs including finding funding for your research, developing an NSF Broader Impacts strategy, planning an evaluation, developing a logic model, applying for project supplements, grant writing, identifying potential partners and more. Request support now or email us at


Contact us

310 Jesse Hall
Email: Phone: 573-882-9500