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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.


Webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program on Tuesday, July 14, 2020:

Webinar information: The webinar will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2:00- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the webinar, visit the WebEx meeting page and enter the meeting number (access code) 126 419 4975 and the password PRAT. You can also attend by phone by calling 1-650-479-3208 and entering the meeting number. Slides will be posted on the NIGMS PRAT Program website following the webinar. 

The staff of the NatSci Office for Research Support is currently working remotely during normal business hours.  We can be reached via email at, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom

Teams may be used for chat, voice calls, and video conferencing.  You can find us using our Teams IDs:  Judy Brown (JFEDEWA), Dania Diaz (DIAZD), Amy Wilbur (SMIT1426), and Inna McNamara (INNAMC).  

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).  


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Research Training Sponsored by the Office of the VP for Research and Graduate Studies (VPRGS)