At the University of Missouri School of Medicine, our researchers have access to a suite of resources and tools to aid their research efforts.
Aligned with the Office of Research at the University of Missouri, experts in biostatistics and research design provide a broad spectrum of statistical support to MU Health researchers.
Grants & Contracts
The Grants and Contracts Office is a support unit whose goal is to provide coordinated, responsive assistance to support the work of researchers; their mandate is to provide a high-degree of customer service and to help streamline the process of applying for grants and contracts.
Grant Proposal Library
The SOM maintains a library of successful (i.e., previously funded) grant proposals that can assist faculty members preparing grant proposals of their own. Proposals are available from three sources.
The School of Medicine Grant Proposal Library is an online repository of successful read-only NIH proposals generously donated by SOM researchers. Accessible only with MU log-in credentials, the library allows grant writers to view examples of successful MU NIH grant applications. As the library continues to develop, more types of sample grant applications will be added as they are donated. Check back often to see additional examples of well-crafted grants.
If you are a successful grant recipient and would like to share a redacted, read-only version of your grant, please email Martha Brendel.
WUSTL Grants Library
Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Grant Proposals are available through the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). MU researchers can access selected grant proposals written by faculty members from WUSTL. To request a proposal of a specific type (e.g., R01, R21) and category (e.g., biochemistry, investigator-initiated clinical trial), please email Martha Brendel who will work with the WashU library staff to obtain the sample grant for you to use.
Proposals Made Available by NIH
NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provides many examples of well-written, top-scoring research grant applications submitted from US medical schools. These include investigator-initiated awards (R01, R03, R15, R21, and R21/R33), training and career development awards (K01, K08, K99/R00, and F31), small business grants (R41, R42, R43, and R44), and cooperative agreements (U01). Examples include different categories of scientific investigation, including basic science, clinical, behavioral, and implementation science research. Each proposal is accompanied by the summary statement the PI received from NIH. In addition to complete grant proposals and summary statements, the site contains examples of key components of successful grant proposals, including:
- Data sharing plan
- Genomic data sharing plan
- Model organism sharing plan
- Letter to document training in the protection of human subjects
- Other support page
- Scientific rigor section
- Authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources
- Project leadership plan for multi-PI grant applications
Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have access to grant writing resources throughout their proposal-writing process.
The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science’s Show-Me Portal provides scientists with a comprehensive toolbox of information technology resources. The portal supports the collection, analysis and sharing of information by serving as a hub for a variety of applications, from data management tools to social networking sites for scientists.
Research Collaborators Tool
SOM faculty now have access to a web page created to help find research collaborators. The page uses Academic Analytics to search for researchers with common interests in the MU School of Medicine and throughout the UM System. Users can use the link to enter their own search terms to find collaborators or choose from auto-generated suggestions. Researchers also can update or edit their own research interest profile in Academic Analytics.
Mizzou OneHealth Biorepository
The Mizzou OneHealth Biorepository (OHB) provides centralized services for procuring, obtaining, processing, and storing human biospecimens for approved translational research projects. The OHB supports all members of the MU biomedical research community, serves as the tissue bank of the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and collaborates with the Siteman Cancer Center's Biorepository at Washington University in St. Louis.