Office of Research Support
Alert - MSU responds to novel coronavirus pandemic
In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak and orders issued by the state and county, MSU is taking several steps to ensure the health of our community. All classes will continue in virtual settings for the rest of the semester, and commencement has been postponed. All students are strongly encouraged to return to their permanent residences, and employees must work remotely when possible. Employees working on campus will be asked health screening questions and should maintain a six-foot distance from other employees. All on-campus research activities deemed non-essential are being stopped, and all construction projects are being suspended. Read MoreMore Information
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.
New! NIH announces in NOT-OD-20-091 that it will accept late proposals for all deadlines through May 1, 2020, even if the solicitation indicates that no late proposals will be accepted. More NIH FAQ's here.
MSU's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has created a How-To video and written job aid to help faculty look up their own salaries and fringe benefits for the purpose of creating a budget (11/15/2019).
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
- Building a Grant Proposal at MSU
- Conflict of Interest Disclosure
- Additional Forms, Templates, Funding Sources, and Support