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Research and Creative Activities

Where challenges are solved on columns of strength

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.

ORCA Services

Before you start...

Deadlines and timeline

Know your deadlines and follow the proposal submission timeline. The pre-award deadline policy ensures superior pre-award support and allows ORCA to facilitate an efficient system of proposal submissions.

Pre-award deadline policy
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What you need to succeed

Support Programs

ORCA programs offer full lifecycle support of sponsored individual and team projects — from pre-award to grant closeout — as well as guidance for faculty and students across every department in the College of Arts & Science.

Support Programs
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Culture of Collaboration

Centers & Institutes

College of Arts & Science centers and institutes facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration with experts from Mizzou, other institutions and private entities.

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