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 NatSci.ORS@msu.edu to request assistance with your upcoming proposal.


The new Grants.gov Forms-E grant application package launched on 01/25/2018.

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.

NSF has issued it's new PAPPG, effective January 2018

Significant changes include a significantly revised Collaborators & Other Affiliations Information, the requirement of an "Intellectual Merit" section in the Project Description, the increase of the Budget Justification page limit to 5 pages, in addition to changes to Grantee Notifications and Prior Written Approvals.

NSF BIO Directorate announces "no deadline" policy effective calendar year 2018.  DEB, IOS, MCB, and DBI included http://bit.ly/2g4XdaL


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