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.


Internal MSU funding deadlines - DFI, SPG, and others - begin in September 2019.  See here for details.

NSF approves the use of NIH's SciENcv generated biographical sketches in their proposals (06/17/2019).

NSF has released its new grants submission guidelines for 2019 (PAPPG 19-1), which is open now for community comment.  The new guidelines will be effective January 28, 2019.

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)