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Office of Sponsored Programs & Research

  Mission Statement: The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research assists faculty, staff, and   administrators in seeking and securing external grants and contracts from foundations, corporations, and governmental agencies.

Services Provided

  • Locate funding opportunities to fit your project needs                                   
  • Obtain proposal guidelines from potential funding sources
  • Interpret proposal guidelines and identify strategies to meet guidelines
  • Prepare project budgets
  • Obtain resources on "How to Write Competitive Proposals"
  • Locate interdisciplinary collaborators at MSU or elsewhere
  • Critique and edit proposal text
  • Determine optimal research designs, methods, sampling, statistical analysis, etc.
  • Obtain outside reviews of proposals
  • Submit proposals electronically
  • Negotiate indirect cost recovery plans with MSU and with funding sources
  • Locate other support that might be needed