Montana State University

Office of Sponsored Programs

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172470
Bozeman, MT 59717-2470

Tel: (406) 994-2381
Fax: (406) 994-7951
Location: 309 Montana Hall


Sandy Sward

Support, Resources & General Information

Fastlane | Funding | Glossary | Proposal Guidance | Proposal Writing | Resources


OSP is a service-focused central office with multiple customers, designed to allow MSU researchers the ability to truly focus on their research. 

Budget Revision Request Procedures

Budget Justification/Narrative Best Practices

Cost Overrun Procedures

Cost Share Policy

Time and Effort Distribution Reporting

Procedures for Ensuring Compliance with 2 CFR 215

Cost Transfers
Cost Transfers on OSP funds.

F&A Rate Agreement
Change in federally-negotiated F&A Rate Agreement - 44.0% (effective July 1, 2012). File in PDF format.

MSU's Federalwide Assurance document

OSP Expenditure Account Codes
Account Codes to be used when paying expenses and for budget preparation.

OSP Account Codes - Rollup List
Resource tool for budget preparation or reconciliation.

OSP Information Sheet
F&A (IDC), Travel and Benefit Rates, MSU ID numbers, etc., used in preparing your budget.

OSP Staff Addresses, Phone Numbers and E-mail

OSP - Fiscal Manager Departmental Responsibility

Who handles my grant?

A listing of departments and the OSP Fiscal Manager assigned to each.

PI Research Guidelines (How-to-Manual) - a "Must Read" for all new Principal Investigators!
Guidelines for and requirements of Principal Investigators / Project Directors.

Research Conduct

For a primer on research ethics, such as research misconduct and conflict of interest, visit here.

Unallowable costs

F&A Tracking Procedures for Cross Departmental OSP Awards - Procedures, Report form with example

Additional Compensation - Background and FAQs