Missouri State University

Assistance Available

 The University is committed to assisting its Faculty and Staff in obtaining external funding.  Because of this commitment, we have three avenues of assistance available to investigators to further their research, educational, or service goals that will be externally funded:

Travel Fund

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs will assist departments in funding travel that is related to obtaining external funding.  We will reimburse up to $1,000 of travel expenses for a potential PI to travel to visit the program managers of various funding agencies, or to attend proposal development conferences related to future proposal submissions.  Funding is limited for this program, so it is necessary to gain authorization for the funding, prior to departure, with the Travel Fund Request Form.  Your Department is responsible for covering the travel expenses up-front, OSRP will reimburse the Department once a proposal has been submitted.

Course Reassignment Fund

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs will assist colleges in funding up to two course reassignments per year to give release time to potential PI's to develop, write and submit their proposals.  OSRP will reimburse up to $3,000 (plus fringe benefits) to cover the cost of a per-course faculty member.  Funding is limited for this program, so it is necessary to gain authorization for the funding, prior to the course release, with the Course Reassignment Request Form.  Your Department is responsible for covering the cost of hiring the per-course faculty member up-front, OSRP will reimburse the Department once a proposal has been submitted.

Equipment Match Fund

Funds are available to use as match for externally funded, proposed, equipment purchases.  The request is coordinated through the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, and funding is limited, therefore it is necessary to request the funds prior to proposal submission using the Equipment Matching Funds Request Form.  If the request is granted, funding will be given at the time of proposal award.