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.


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

MSU grant consultant, Tom Hollon will lead a grant-writing workshop on April 18, 2017, 12-1:30 p.m. at 105 NatSci, focusing on tricks of the trade.  Please RSVP to Sue Dyer,, by April 7th if you plan to attend.  Lunch will be served.

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.

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.

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.