SOM researchers can start here to find sources of Internal and External funding.
The first step to apply for a grant is finding a sponsor or call for proposals that is a good fit for your research. If you need to collect preliminary data, for example, you may wish to consider funding opportunities that are internal to MU and the UM system. 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.
Research Council Grants
Research Council Grants are awarded to support research, scholarship, and creative activities conducted by tenured, tenure‐track, and ranked non‐tenure track faculty members, with an earned doctorate (or the discipline’s highest earned terminal degree; e.g., MFA), at the level of Assistant Professor and above.
- There are two levels of funding:
- Small grants for requests up to $1,000
- Large grants for requests up to $10,000
For application dates and guidelines, go to
PRIME Funding (Program for Research Infrastructure and Matching Expenses) provides matching support for research projects at Mizzou, including research on instructional innovation. PRIME matching funds support larger federal grants that align with campus strategic priorities.
Pivot is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities that also helps identify potential collaborators within the University of Missouri System and globally. Once you have created your Pivot account and claimed your profile, you can create alerts based on keywords and areas of interest.
For questions about Pivot or to schedule a training session for your department, please contact:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is NIH’s official publication of notices of grant policies, guidelines and Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs).
- Receive weekly emails (usually on Friday afternoon) with the Current Weekly Table of Contents (TOC) from the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts including direct links to all funding opportunities and notices published during the week. Subscribe/unsubscribe
NIH Fellowship Supplemental Funding
Based on input from the SOM Research Council, the Dean’s Office provides supplemental funding to support applications for NIH Fellowships (F30: MD/PhD; F31: Pre-doctoral Fellows; F32: Post-doctoral Fellows). Visit the ShowMe Portal (login required) for more details and the application.
Brief list of other funders
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Health Resources and Services Administration
- National Science Foundation
- Department of Defense/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
Extensive list of funders