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Pre-Award Support for College of Natural Science Faculty

If you are beginning the process of applying for a reseach grant, start with our handy Everything A Faculty Member At MSU Needs to Know When Beginning A Grant Proposal toolkit. Then, stop in and see us or send us an email at to request assistance with your upcoming proposal.


New!  NIH announces in NOT-OD-20-091 that it will accept late proposals for all deadlines through May 1, 2020, even if the solicitation indicates that no late proposals will be accepted.  More NIH FAQ's here.

NIH has released a new format for Other Support, usually requested as a Just-In-Time document.  Find the template here.  (01/15/2020)

MSU's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has created a How-To video and written job aid to help faculty look up their own salaries and fringe benefits for the purpose of creating a budget (11/15/2019).  

NSF approves the use of NIH's SciENcv generated biographical sketches in their proposals (06/17/2019).

One new form now required for all NIH proposals is the PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information (OMB Number:  0925-0001, Exp. 03/31/2020).  If a project utilizes human blood, materials, or fluids, but does not qualify as human subjects research, it must explain the reason why it is exempt.  Forms-E instructions for this form are available here.  A helpful classification flowchart for Research Involving Private Information or Biological Specimens is also available.


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