Archives for February 10, 2015


OBJECTIVE: This program is intended to increase interdisciplinary and intercampus (IDIC) research collaborations to leverage the intellectual capital and resources at the four University of Missouri campuses.

DESCRIPTION: Faculty are invited to submit short proposals requesting funding to seed the development of:

  • Proposals to be submitted to federal agencies for establishing centers, such as the NSF Science and Technology Center;
  • Research clusters to address the current 21st Century Grand Challenges; or
  • Other high impact research addressing significant national problems/priorities

Proposals must involve faculty from at least two UM campuses and from at least two different disciplines. Each campus may request up to $50,000 in a proposal; therefore, the maximum funding requested will be $200,000 if all four campuses are collaborating in a proposed study. Faculty may use their networks to identify collaborators on and this program is limited only to the four University of Missouri campuses.

A faculty member shall be named a principal investigator (PI) or co-principal investigator (co-PI) on only one (1) proposal in this competition. If a faculty member is named as a PI or co-PI in more than one proposal, then all proposals involving that faculty member will be returned without review and not considered for funding in this competition.

BUDGET: The funding shall be used to support undergraduate students, graduate students or post-doctoral fellows, materials and supplies, and travel between University of Missouri campuses and to research sites.

FUNDING: A total of up to $1M will be awarded with each campus receiving up to $250K. It is anticipated that 5 to 10 proposals will be funded.


  • Proposals Due: Friday, May 1, 2015
  • Award Notification: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Award Period of Performance: August 1, 2015-August 31, 2016


Q&A Session on FAST TRACK Funding Program this Wednesday

We were all invited to the Technology Development Park (click here for directions) to explore further the details on the Fast Track funding program. (click here for more about Fast Track)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 12 noon to 1 pm in Technology Development Center Conference Room.


University of Missouri FY15 Internal Funding Programs

UMS FY15 Research Funding Program

UM Funding Programs | Fast Track Limited Submission

Dear Colleague,

Please see the e-mail below for the deadlines for UM System funding programs. I strongly encourage you to pursue these funding opportunities.

In particular, please note the deadlines for the limited submission Fast Track Phase I funding program.

• Information session and Q&A on the Fast Track funding program: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 12 noon to 1 pm in Technology Development Center Conference Room
• Submission of proposals (Application Form, two-page white paper and six PowerPoint slides using the attached template) to Keith Strassner COB, Friday, March 6, 2015
• PIs of select proposals make a pitch to Missouri S&T internal panel: Week of March 16, 2015
• Top four Missouri S&T proposals submitted to UM System: Friday, April 10, 2015
• Top four proposals from each campus make a pitch to a UM System panel comprised of internal personnel and external angel/venture investors (note that PIs must attend and pitch to the panel in a meeting to be held in Columbia): Friday, May 8, 2015
• Award notification from UM System: Friday, May 22, 2015

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding any of the funding programs.

With best regards,


K. Krishnamurthy | Vice Provost for Research | Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) (Formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) | 202 Centennial Hall | 300 W. 12th St. | Rolla, MO 65409-1330 | T: 573-341-4154 | F: 573-341-4126 |