Three CAFNR faculty awarded MU Research Council Grants

Grants aim to support research, scholarship and creative endeavors.

The University of Missouri’s Division of Research, Innovation and Impact awarded the second round of Research Council Grants in December to 16 faculty members, three of which call CAFNR home.

The CAFNR faculty awarded and their projects are:

  • Lesa Beamer, Professor, Biochemistry, Obtaining Preliminary Data on Enzyme Structure for CryoEM StudiesGlyphosate Dreams
  • Samniqueka Halsey, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources, Identifying Tick-Borne Pathogen Prevalence Among Prairies in Central Missouri
  • Zipei Zhang, Assistant Professor, Food Science, Development of Novel Bioflim Inactivation Adjuvants to Enhance Food Safety

This internal funding of up to $15,000 supports research, scholarship and creative endeavors that lead to book contracts, juried theatre and music performances, art exhibits, peer-reviewed articles and the generation of pilot data to bolster proposals for external funding.

During the 2023-24 academic year, faculty will have two more opportunities to apply for Research Council funding through InfoReady. Deadlines are Jan. 16 and March 12.

For more information, email Internal Funding staff.