The list below are common grants that new faculty might want to consider. For a full list see the Research Funding page on the OSP website.

Equipment Grants

  • M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Equipment Grant and NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program - More info here

Early Career Grants

Grants offered through Centers or Institutes

Institute of Translational Health Sciences

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is a research organization focused on increasing the speed and quality of translational science, so that research discoveries are more efficiently and effectively integrated into health practice. ITHS offers funds for novel, innovative, and collaborative translational and clinical research. We also engage in collaborative partnerships with non-ITHS programs that provide funding for more targeted research opportunities.

IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

Montana INBRE is a statewide network of Ph.D.-granting institutions, baccalaureate schools and community and tribal colleges that invests in Montana's biomedical research capacity and workforce pipeline.

Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE)

As a research center for the people of Montana, CAIRHE epitomizes the service mission of our state's land-grant university. Our investigators and their partners work diligently in Montana’s rural communities and on tribal lands to design health equity research and health interventions that improve quality of life and, ultimately, save lives.

Incentive Program for Researchers

The MSU Incentive Program for Researchers has been developed to enhance sponsored research and
scholarly activities. By providing the opportunity for tenured and tenure track faculty to be eligible for
annual incentive payments, the program provides incentives for faculty to secure externally-funded
research grants and contracts. The program is in addition to and complements existing summer salary
policies and procedures for Academic Year (AY) faculty.

Learn more on the Provost's website