Office of Research Support

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.


Grant consultant, Heidi Smith Parker, will be available to meet with investigators July 10-12, 2017 to discuss funding opportunities, current projects, and agency specific issues, courtesy of the Office of the VPRGS.  If you would like to schedule a meeting, email

NatSci releases new ORS Grant Submission Policy effective for grants with due dates of July 1, 2017 or later.

Check out these topics of interest from the June issue of the NIH Extramural News: New Tutorials on Preparing and Submitting Your NIH Grant Application and What Kind of Information Should I Include in the "Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources" Attachment? 

MSU's new Research Administration System (Kuali-Coeus) is now live, and all new proposals will route through this new system.  For more information please see the OSP home page or contact our office.

NSF now requires the use of its new Collaborators and Other Affiliations Template in FastLane.  (Click here for more information.)

The federal Office of Management and Budget has made changes to its Uniform Guidance for federal awards (2 CFR 200), which became effective in April 2017 for NSF, NIH, and the DOE awards.  Other agencies have also announced their implementation schedules

NSF launched a new Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter.  Browse the first issue here with information on updates to the PAPPG, IRB and IACUC policies, new types of NSF proposals, and events.


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