Undergraduate Scholars Program
MSU's Undergraduate Scholars Program is the primary resource for undergraduate students interested in research. The USP website has information about campus research opportunities, funding options, opportunities for presenting research, and tips for getting started in research at MSU.
Research Experience for Undergraduates
MSU participates in the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. There are usually several REU projects in the college. MSU students may also participate in projects at other institutions. Please visit the Research Experience for Undergraduates website to learn more.
Students interested in research should contact their department head, professors or advisor to inquire about research opportunities in their department.
Many of our departments offer graduate student research assistantships. Prospective graduate students should contact their admitting deppartmentfor information on assistantship availability.
Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowships
Each year, the Kopriva fund awards Graduate Student Fellowships of up to $5,000 to outstanding graduate students conducting research in biomedical sciences.
Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) manages all functions related to sponsored programs at Montana State University or any activity, research or otherwise, that is funded by an external source such as a federal, state or private organization.
The staff of OSP, comprised of professional fiscal managers, takes a comprehensive managerial approach and engages in the award life cycle from proposal submission to the close-out of a grant or award.
The OSP staff assumes all financial, reporting, compliance, auditing and related tasks in a proactive spirit that alleviates the administrative workload for researchers so that they may focus on what matters most, their research agenda.
Incentive Program for Researchers
The Office of Sponsored Programs offers the Incentive Program for Researchers (IPR) to encourage more grant activity on campus and to allow faculty to receive an annual financial incentive payment.
Research Enhancement Awards
The College of Letters and Science offers Research Enhancement Awards for faculty travel to conferences, archives and research sites. Please contact your department for application details and deadlines.