Life Science Research Trust Fund


The Missouri Life Science Research Trust Fund was established in 2003 to support the development of life sciences research and commercialization. Researchers in Missouri can apply for grants from this fund to increase their research capacity.

Eligible research areas include:

  • Animal science
  • Plant science
  • Medical device
  • Biomaterials and composite research
  • Diagnostics
  • Nanotechnology related to drug development and delivery
  • Clinical imaging
  • Information technology related to human health

Beginning in FY2007, 25 percent of Missouri funds received from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement were deposited into this fund. This funding will continue on a yearly basis in perpetuity.

FY07 Funding: $13,400,000

See the FY07 Spending Report for Funded Projects

FY08 Funding: $13,455,465

See the FY08 Spending Report for Funded Projects

FY09 Funding; $13,400,000

Apply for FY09 Funding:

Research and Commercialization Projects- Full Proposal (LSRB 2009-004 Invitation Only)

Center for Excellence  (LSRB 2009-002)

Scientific Peer Review Services (LSRB 2009-003)

Research and Commercialization Projects (LSRB 2009-001)