Links to various resources available to MSU faculty for finding research funding opportunities, both internal and external.
To determine your unit's grant administrators, see "Grant Administration by Unit." (print-friendly PDF)
Grant writing resources and support available for MSU faculty.
When submitting an Institutionally Limited Proposal, Michigan State University faculty are required to submit a pre-proposal to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies by a specific deadline (usually six weeks prior to the external deadline). Follow the procedures and guidelines when submitting pre-propoals. Any questions regarding the funding opportunities or the selection process should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA)
Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is the umbrella organization for two central offices that support research administration at MSU: Office of Sponsored Programs (preaward) and Contract and Grant Administration (postaward).
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is a unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, with an organizational affiliation to the chief financial officer and controller. OSP provides pre-award support to faculty and staff.
Contract and Grant Administration (CGA) provides post-award administration, assisting with the financial and contractual administration of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. CGA is also the "official" designated point of contact for external financial audits.
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