Funding Opportunities

Pivot is a searchable funding opportunity database that is free for MU faculty and staff.  Just click the blue “sign up” link in the upper right corner of the Pivot site.

“Limited submission” programs are those for which the sponsor limits the number of applications or nominations that a given institution may submit. The guidelines for these programs generally allow only one or two applications and always require the institution to determine which applications will be submitted. Please follow the internal procedures to be considered for a limited submission program.

Internal Funding – MU

PRIME The Program for Research Infrastructure and Matching Expenses (PRIME) provides matching support for research projects at Mizzou, including research on instructional innovation.

Research Council Includes Arts & Humanities Domestic Travel Awards, Faculty International Travel, Research Council Grants, Research Leave and Summer Research Fellowship

Spinal Cord Injuries Research Program research may focus on injury or disease mechanisms; injury or disease prevention; imaging technology; pharmacological, surgical or gene therapy; physical, occupational or vocational rehabilitation; clinical features; comorbidities; bioengineering approaches; and other scientific paradigms.

Faculty-Alumni Awards Faculty work as teachers, administrators and researchers is considered.

Richard Wallace Research Incentive Grantssupports the development of faculty

Internal Funding – CVM

The COR Faculty Research funding program supports CVM faculty initiatives in establishing independent research programs that will be sustained by extramural resources.

The COR Clinician Scientist funding program supports exceptional research that pertains to animal health and well-being, particularly companion animals, to promote the research and career development of CVM faculty.

The Animal Health funding program supports projects that address animal health issues related to livestock, poultry, horses or commercial fish production.

National Institutes of Health

Standard Due Dates Check the funding opportunity an nouncement (FOA) for due date information. Use this link if the FOA says “standard dates apply”

NIH advertises availability of grant support through funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Search for an FOA specific to your area of interest or generic parent announcements.

Other Federal Agencies

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency combines traditional research with unconventional means to answer some of the most difficult questions about chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.

The Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) fills research gaps by funding high impact, high risk and high gain projects that other agencies may not venture to fund. While individual programs are unique in their focus, all of the programs managed by the CDMRP share the common goal of advancing paradigm shifting research, solutions that will lead to cures or improvements in patient care, or breakthrough technologies and resources for clinical benefit. The CDMRP strives to transform healthcare for Service Members and the American public through innovative and impactful research.

The National Institute of Justice awards grants and agreements for physical and social science research, development and evaluation projects about criminal justice through competitive solicitations.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that promotes the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.

The US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. NIFA invests in initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice.

Foundations and Associations

The Mission of the Alpaca Research Foundation is to encourage and support scientific research which benefits the North American alpaca industry, primarily in the areas of alpaca health, husbandry, genetics, and fiber.

The ALS Association offers multiple funding opportunities for scientists and clinicians throughout the year. The ALS Association Research Program supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

The American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) is an international association of veterinarians, animal nutrition scientists, veterinary technicians, industry representatives, and veterinary and animal science students with a common interest in animal nutrition.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation (AAEP) strives to nurture scientific advances in many ways, including through targeted research projects, workshops and collaborations as a way to identify, focus on, promote and share equine research with those who care deeply about the welfare of horses.  Below is a brief look at a few of the programs the Foundation supports through research.

The American Asthma Foundation supports work in all investigative fields that may reveal new pathways in the pathogenesis of asthma. The goal is to understand the pathophysiology of asthma in order to define new targets for therapy. Studies may involve laboratory or clinical investigation, including genetic studies. Studies of humans are encouraged, but the AAF does not sponsor therapeutic trials.

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Foundation funds research grants to expand the body of knowledge in the fields of laboratory animal science and medicine to generate knowledge and information to benefit animals and promotes excellence in the veterinary profession.

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) funds research studies that aim to investigate emergency and critical care issues to improve the quality of care and outcomes for pets.

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) Vision for Animals Foundation (VAF) provides funding for grants in support of research, by qualified animal health care professionals and scientists, into the elimination of ocular diseases causing vision loss and suffering in animals.

American College of Veterinary Radiology provides funding for research, education and practice in veterinary and comparative imaging and radiation oncology.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons research grant programs consider funding for surgically related clinical and basic research.

American Diabetes Association  funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes.

American Heart Association fund research that meets the needs of the science community, is responsive to the current science landscape, and is focused on driving toward the AHA mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Jersey Cattle Association provides support for projects addressing significant issues relative to the Jersey breed of cattle and Jersey owners.

American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Health Foundation research grants are awarded for projects that seek to prevent, treat and cure canine diseases, and help dogs and their owners live longer, healthier lives.

American Quarter Horse Assn. (AQHA) Foundation supports research related to the health, welfare and utility of the horse, and of importance to the horse owner and horse industry.

Animal Cancer Foundation offers research support for leading medical and veterinary scientists collaborating on high-potential, translational research models (limited to comparisons between companion animals and human beings).

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards grants to bring about the kinds of changes that will help people live healthier and more productive lives, to identify pressing problems that get too little attention and make a meaningful difference.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund supports biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but are currently undervalued and underfunded.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

Cavalier Health Foundation supports and promotes education and research relating to the history, character, breeding, care, genetics, and particular health problems in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Collie Health Foundation Priority projects solicited are for bloat, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders, and cancer but all projects benefiting Collie health are considered.

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation offers financial support for a selected number of proposals and projects connected with diabetes research.

Global Probiotics Council The purpose of the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States.

Golden Retriever Foundation seeks opportunities to fund health studies that further the understanding of diseases, genetic defects, injuries and other ailments that afflict dogs in general and Golden Retrievers in particular.

Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation has a goal of identifying scientifically well founded projects with the greatest impact on both the horse industry and the problem being studied.

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research provides research support to basic and clinical scientists and investigators to test innovative ideas for improving diagnosis and to develop new treatment modalities for pancreatic cancer.

Horses and Humans Research Foundation serves as a catalyst to advance global knowledge of horse-human interactions and their impact on health and wellness.

Human Animal Bond Research Institute seeks to demonstrate that our relationship with pets and animals make the world a better place by significantly improving human health and quality of life.

Melanoma Research Foundation supports medical students early in their careers who are conducting clinical or laboratory-based melanoma research.

Million Dollar Round Table Foundation funds a diverse range of charitable programs, including but not limited to those that serve at-risk youth, the homeless, people with disabilities and the elderly.

Morris Animal Foundation supports innovative researchers advancing the health of companion animals and wildlife.

Muscular Dystrophy Association  funds the most promising and innovative research to find treatments and cures to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of neuromuscular disease.

National Pancreas Foundation supports the funding of research related to pancreatic diseases.

National Pork Board solicits research proposals dealing with Swine Health and Antibiotic Use & Resistance.

PETCO Foundation supports organizations that care for animals in need, fight pet cancer, and celebrate therapy and working animals.

PetSmart Charities partners with animal welfare organizations to save more lives and end pet homelessness.

PKD Foundation funds fellowships and research to develop clinical interventions for the treatment of polycystic kidney disease.

Poodle Club of America Foundation supports projects such as Poodle related health research, veterinary research or educational programs.

Veterinary Cancer Society is a diverse community of professionals unified by a shared passion for understanding, treating, and eradicating cancer.

Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society funds proposals addressing issues of importance to the respiratory system with the goal of improving animal health.

Veterinary Orthopedic Society grants funding research in musculoskeletal conditions in animals.

Waltham Foundation partners with key scientific and academic organisations globally in order to advance research, disseminate knowledge and support the education of nutritionists, veterinarians, and human-animal interaction investigators to create A Better World for Pets™.

Winn Feline Foundation  awards grants for scientific studies, encouraging veterinarians and researchers to focus attention on the health needs of cats.