Funding Resources

Find Funding

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 Support

Grant writing resources and support available for MSU faculty.

Institutionally Limited Proposals

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: limited@msu.edu.

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). 

Pre-Award Support

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.

Post-Award Support

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.