Grant-Writing and Research-Related Events

Sign up for our email list here and get the latest information about research-related events.  Fall 2017 Wed., Oct. 11, 3pm Building a Proposal Budget Time and location to be determined. Check the event page to see if this will be available as an online interactive presentation (see "Zoom - Cloud Web Conferencing"); it will also be available as a video to view later. Pat Hampton, Office of Sponsored Programs MaryJo Banasik, College of Veterinary Medicine  No...more

MTRAC Proposals due Nov. 7

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio located at MSU offers new funding opportunities for the commercialization of AgBio technologies through the availability of Tier II Starter and Tier I Full Grants. MTRAC is designed to bridge the gap between successful academic research results and the point at which an innovation is sufficiently developed, scaled‐up, and de‐risked to enable it to be transitioned to commercial development. Individual...more

Workshop: Communicating Beyond Journals and Peers

Sign up for a communications workshop where you’ll learn the foundations needed to communicate your research and scholarly work in a succinct and public manner.  Contact Communication and Brand Strategy Jessi Adler (jessi.adler@cabs, or (517) 355-6469 or Kim Ward ( or (517) 432-0117). Print-friendly flyer. You can also access the Communications Toolkit for Academics at ...more

Internal Funding Deadlines for Fall 2017

Be sure to mark your calendar for fall 2017 internal funding deadlines for programs offered through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. For other internal funding opportunities, please visit the "Find Funding" link on this website. Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP)/Production - Sept. 21 Provides funds, when research is complete, to help subsidize the costs of book publication, permissions to use copyrighted materials, CD recording and...more

National Academy of Sciences: Awards Deadline Oct. 2

The National Academy of Sciences is now accepting nominations for the awards listed below. NAS membership is not required to nominate candidates or to be considered for an award. Please help spread the word that the nomination process is underway! More information, including nomination instructions, eligibility requirements, and more can be found at  Nominations will be accepted through Monday, October 2, 2017. Alexander Agassiz Medal...more

Hands-On Animal Training for MSU Researchers

Personnel involved in care, treatment, and use of animals by law must complete training in proper care and to minimize their use in teaching and research. Hands-On Workshops and Classroom Instruction Experts from Campus Animal Resources are available to instruct investigators and their project personnel on special procedures at no charge.  receive detailed demonstrations and individualized coaching get time to practice learn more efficient techniques, new surgical techniques, and ways to...more

Essentials of Research Administration Begins Sept. 26

The Essentials of Research Administration certification series provides training for research administrators and other support staff who have responsibilities for research proposals, grants, contracts, pre- and post-award administration and related activity at Michigan State University. (*Training is complimentary.) More......more

Drug Discovery: Posters due Sept. 21

Oct. 10 - Wayne State Student Center (MAP) Register now for The Cutting Edge/Drug Discovery & Development in Michigan Symposium This full-day event will showcase drug R&D activities at the state’s University Research Corridor (URC) institutions and discuss their science, capabilities, and enterprises. The program is meant to bring together representatives from academia and the bio-industry, as well as others, to talk about Michigan’s current drug discovery efforts and future capacity...more

MSU Molecular Discovery Grant due Aug. 31

The Michigan State University Molecular Discovery Group (MSU-MDG) has been established in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology to provide pilot funding to accelerate the discovery and development of chemical technologies with applications for human health, animal health and agricultural use (max $30,000 average, $10,000-15,000). Support of this program is from the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Pediatrics...more

Center for Research on Ingredient Safety: RFP due July 31

Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET Administrator(s): Michael Holsapple (Director), Heather Dover (Research Assistant) Category: Seed Grants Award Cycle: January 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018 Possible Target Areas of Research:  Applications of alternative testing for ingredient safety Effects of ingredients on microbiota Impact of Maillard Reaction products on food safety Applications of exposure science/modeling for ingredient safety Mycotoxins and food safety...more