Funding opps, awards, and recent news about UMSL researchers & innovators
Funding opps, awards, and recent news about UMSL researchers & innovators
External Awards, Monthly Report: Jan. 2021
External Awards, Annual Report: FY21 to date

Your Source for Industry-Sponsored Research and Collaborations 

Find industry research challenges in your areas of expertise and make sure to post your own projects and ideas on the portal as "investigator-initiated projects" (IIPs) for companies to review for potential collaborations. 
New Research Opportunity Posted by Industry:
ID #C60508. Plant Recognition University Challenge: Research and development to advance insights of identifying species and population densities of plants from UAV multispectral imaging data. To view this opportunity, log onto Research Enabled using your SSO ID. Proposals Due: July 30, 2021.
Contact Tomy Ames ( with questions.
Research Enabled is a collaboration between the University of Missouri and Southern Illinois University systems and is funded in part by a grant award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration. 

New Federal Statistical Research Data Center to Open in St. Louis with Support of UMSL, Partners

Researchers at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and across the St. Louis region will soon benefit from improved access to government data on demographics, health care, labor, and economics, among other fields. READ MORE (UMSL Daily 02/08/21)

NIH Reminder: Switch Early to the New Secure Two-Factor Authentication Required to Access eRA Modules

Users of eRA Commons, ASSIST, Internet Assisted Review (IAR), and Commons Mobile are encouraged to switch to the new two-factor authentication (2FA) login method (via required to access eRA modules before the mandatory deadline of September 15, 2021, for all users. The authentication will help ensure the security of your personal and confidential information in these systems. READ MORE 

New, State-of-the-art Equipment Expands Opportunities for Research Across UM System

The equipment housed at Missouri S&T was acquired with funding through Tier 1 of the UM System’s Research and Creative Works Strategic Investment Program


Researchers in materials science, chemistry, physics, biomedicine, and other disciplines will have expanded capabilities with the addition of $6 million in the latest equipment at Missouri S&T. The equipment is available for researchers across the University of Missouri System, which includes S&T and the campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, and St. Louis, as well as external users from companies and other institutions.
The centerpiece is a $4 million dual-beam instrument that incorporates a scanning electron microscope and a plasma-focused ion beam that enables researchers to deposit or remove materials on the nanoscale and examine what is below the original surface of the specimen without removing it from the microscope. READ MORE (MS&T News, 02/05/21)

UMSL Qualitative Workshop

DATE & TIME: Friday, March 5, 2021, 10 a.m.
PRESENTER: Dr. Sujin Kim, an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at George Mason University. 
TOPIC: "Analyzing embodied semiosis: Making sense of multimodal and transmodal literacy data"
Literacy educators in the 21st century are increasingly moving away from the monolingual norms of teaching language and literacy skills towards translingual and multimodal frameworks to recognize the diverse languages – or languaging practices, voices, identities, and agents of meaning-making. When humans alone do not account for all the layered complexities of a semiosis of a space, how can we make sense of its semiotic processes or embodied semiosis beyond the ethnographic notations of human agents’ perceptions and interpretations? How can we understand the interaction among semiotic agents, both human and non-human, in creating semiosis or assemblages through collaborative becoming and agencing? This workshop will address how the diverse affordances and interactions of spatial repertoires or community repertoires are analyzed through multimodal discourse analysis through two case studies in a family literacy project and a content literacy classroom.



The Office of Research and Economic & Community Development research units strive to enhance the campus research enterprise, from maintaining an investigator-focused infrastructure and streamlining research processes to facilitating and diversifying investigators' avenues for funding and commercializing research discoveries. Please feel free to stop by (341 and 346 Woods Hall) to find out more about how we can help you succeed. Or visit, email or call 314-516-5899. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Research Development, Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), and Research Compliance units administer grants and contracts for sponsored research and other activities at UMSL. Staff can assist you with many aspects of both internal and external funding, including the following:
  • funding opportunity identification
  • grant writing
  • research compliance
  • pre-award budgeting and submission
  • post-award financials
  • project close-out
To find your pre- or post-award accountant, download the Staff Responsibilities chart.
The Office of IP Management & Commercialization, also known as "Technology Transfer" or the "TTO," assists faculty in protecting and bringing their research discoveries and inventions, whether patentable or copyrightable, to market. 
So, why do universities engage in Technology Transfer? Watch this quick video by the Association of University Technology Managers:
Video: About Technology Transfer
Your tech transfer staff work to analyze the technology regarding intellectual property protection and the market need to determine whether patent applications should be filed and/or copyrights should be registered. For those inventions that can be protected (and even some that cannot), we then look for potential industry partners, which could include established companies and/or startup ventures, to license and commercialize the discovery.
We also process all Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), and research-related fee-for-service agreements, among others, for UMSL. 
Please visit our website for more information or to disclose an invention. Feel free to visit us at 346 Woods Hall. Email: