Responsibilities

Responsibilities


The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies:

  1. promotes the increase in quality and quantity of Michigan State University research by providing many types of support, such as:
    1. seed funding for promising research and creative activity
    2. coordination and support of the research grant proposal process
    3. the latest research training, facilities and infrastructure
    4. proactive opportunities for sponsored research
    5. protection and licensing of intellectual property
    6. support for scale-up and commercialization of ideas, and
    7. recognition of research excellence in faculty recruitment, retention, and career development
  2. oversees the ethical conduct of research, including conflict of interest issues
  3. implements university policies relevant to research and creative activities
  4. enhances the safety of researchers and research subjects
  5. assures compliance with state and federal regulations regarding research
  6. seeks ways to contribute to the state’s economic development by leveraging the university's intellectual capital.

For more information, e-mail vprgs@msu.edu or call (517) 355-0306.