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.


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.


Office of Sponsored Programs / Contract and Grant Administration

NatSci Office of Research Support


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