SOM researchers can start here to find sources of Internal and External funding.

Internal 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

Research Council Grants

PRIME Funding

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.

PRIME (Program for Research Infrastructure & Matching Expenses)


External Funding

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:

Andy Stelling, Sponsored Programs Specialist
Sponsored Programs Administration

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Extensive list of funders