What is ORCA?
Research and creative activities are core components of the College of Arts & Science liberal arts education.
Through supporting these projects, the Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) ensures A&S faculty and students achieve breakthrough outcomes that reach and benefit every community in Missouri — and beyond.
- Full lifecycle support of sponsored individual and team projects — from pre-award to grant closeout.
- Guidance for faculty and students across every department in the College of Arts & Science.
- Facilitation and creation of interdisciplinary and intercollegiate project teams.
Center for Applied Statistics and Data Analysis (CASDA) is a professional service and research unit of the College of Arts & Science. We provide statistical consulting and expertise to departments across campus and off-campus clients.Learn More
Writing Fellows Program
The College of Arts & Science Writing Fellows, a multidisciplinary cohort program, meets weekly to help faculty navigate challenges in producing manuscripts by providing a community to incubate, nurture, and stimulate ideas.Learn More
Research & Development Leave Program
In conjunction with the process put forth by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Science supports faculty leave for research and development projects.
The 2023–24 academic year application cycle is closed. Contact us to learn more.Learn More
Culture of Collaboration
Centers & Institututes
College of Arts & Science centers and institutes facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration with experts from Mizzou, other institutions and private entities.Learn More