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Funding Opportunities

The Office of Academic Affairs, Research and Economic Development is dedicated to advancing research and innovation across the University of Missouri System. The office has formulated different programs to address funding needs at various stages of the research and discovery process.

Funding Programs

The Research Board provides initial research funding for faculty to do applied research in their specific area of work to leverage funds and enhance long-term quality and quantity of scholarship.

The FastTrack program provides proof-of-concept or gap-funding for faculty members focused on development, testing, prototype construction, or market analysis of innovating technologies emerging from a UM campus.

The Interdisciplinary Intercampus program was initiated to increase interdisciplinary, intercampus research collaborations to leverage the intellectual capital and resources at the four University of Missouri campuses.


The Spinal Cord Injury Program provides research support for investigators at public or private educational, healthcare, or research institutions in Missouri to perform exploratory studies regarding spinal cord injury, as well as acquired or congenital disease processes that affect the spinal cord. 

Award Opportunity

Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award

If you have any questions relating to these funding opportunities please contact the Office of Academic Affairs, Research and Economic Development.

Reviewed November 09, 2017.