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Submission Requirements

Submission Requirements

Funding Agencies

  • Grants.gov - Registration is not required as it is completed at the university level. 
  • Research.gov/Fastlane/NSF – Registration is needed, contact ORS or NSF@osp.msu.edu
  • NIH – You must be set up with an eRA Commons account, user name and password. Contact ORS or nih@osp.msu.edu

College of Natural Science

Grant submission requirement for fixed-term specialists and postdoctoral research associates at the College of Natural Science

Grant and contracts are awarded to the university, not to the applicants who prepare these applications.

As such, the university has a responsibility to ensure that funds awarded are expended as required by the granting organization for the purposes outlined in the application in accordance with the provision of the application and funding organization and in abeyance of all federal and state regulations.

Therefore, before a fixed-term specialist or postdoctoral research associate can be allowed to submit a grant proposal as PI or CoPI, they will be required to submit a signed letter of support from their departmental chairman or program director that specifically guarantees that the applicant's unit will extend the applicant's appointment to correspond to the length of the granting period and guarantee the applicant access to the space, equipment, network and accounting resources needed to complete the proposed research projects.

The department and/or program must also guarantee that it will ensure that all obligations to the funding source, including budget and reporting are completed and returned in a timely manner.

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