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.


On Writing a strong NSF pre-proposal - Michael Kaspari, The Kaspari Lab blog

On Grant Writing, advice for junior faculty, by Dr. Cynthia Jordan, Neuroscience Program, Associate Director.


New! Free series, Advanced NIH Grantsmanship and Personal Coaching for Preparing Your NIH Grant by Grant Consultant, Tom Hollon, sponsored by the OVPRGS:  March 2 - May 11, 2017.  Register here.

Webinar Series:  Let's Write an NSF Grant Together,  02/01/17, 02/22/17, 03/15/17, and 04/05/17.  Register here.

MSU's new Research Administration System (Kuali-Coeus) is scheduled to go live on April 24, 2017.

Upcoming grant related seminars sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies. It also makes available its grant writing and research training workshops online at

NSF has provided new template for its Collaborators and Other Affiliations section in FastLane.  Click here to obtain a copy.