FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 682

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES McNEIL (Sponsor), SCHUPP, SPRENG, SIFTON, PACE, WALTON GRAY, NEWMAN, OXFORD, McGEOGHEGAN, RIZZO, WEBB, HUMMEL AND WEBBER (Co-sponsors).

1694L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 172.803, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to funding for research projects by the University of Missouri board of curators.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Section 172.803, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 172.803, to read as follows:

            172.803. 1. The board of curators, with the recommendations of the advisory board, shall award funds to selected investigators in accordance with the following provisions:

            (1) Individual awards shall not exceed [thirty] fifty thousand dollars per year and shall expire at the end of one or two years, depending on the recommendation of the advisory board for each award;

            (2) Costs for overhead of the grantee individual or institution shall not be allowed;

            (3) Investigators shall be employees or staff members of public or private educational, health care, voluntary health association or research institutions which shall specify the institutional official responsible for administration of the award;

            (4) Subject to the provisions of subsection 3 of section 172.801, preference shall be given to investigators new to the field of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and to those experienced in the field but departing in a research direction different from their previous work. Lesser preference shall be given to proposals to sustain meritorious research in progress;

            (5) Awards shall be used to obtain preliminary data to test hypotheses and to enable investigators to develop subsequent competitive applications for long-term funding from other sources; and

            (6) The research project shall be conducted in Missouri.

            2. Funds appropriated for but not awarded to research projects in any given year shall be included in the board of curators' appropriations request for research projects in the succeeding year.