Research Expenditures FY19 $154M - FY19 Research Expenditures
2000+ graduate students
281 Intellectual Property Licenses in effect at the close of FY19


Grand Challenge Highlights


Satellite Launch

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Securing the Future of Montana

Cybersecurity, photonics and optics, defense, governance and public policy

Colony Collapse

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Food and Fuel Security

Sustainable food systems, precision agriculture, energy production, transmission and storage

Coronavirus Spillover

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Promoting Wellness in Our Communities

Access and equity in education and health outcomes, community-based participatory research, biomedical sciences and entrepreneurship

Honored Scientist

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Caring for Our Environment

Environmental science, design, engineering, architecture and social structure


Office of Sponsored Programs


The Office of Sponsored Programs engages in the award life cycle from the time a funding source is identified to the close-out of a grant or award. 

Office of Research Compliance


Graduate School


The Graduate School facilitates high-quality graduate education from admissions to graduation by providing excellent service, oversight, and advocacy for student success.

Technology Transfer Office


The Technology Transfer Office establishes collaborations and working relationships between industry and each of the research and creative areas of MSU, including licensing the inventions of MSU faculty and researchers to industry.

Centers & Institutes


Centers & Institutes

As a land-grant university, MSU has a long tradition of supporting basic and applied research and creative activity. Research in MSU’s Centers and Institutes investigates everything from Agriculture to Zero Emissions.

Core Facilities


Core Facilities

MSU Bozeman campus boasts more than 355,000 sq. ft. of total lab space, devoting more than 195,000 sq. ft. to Research labs, including Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1), Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), and Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) laboratories.

Internal Funding Opportunities

Internal Awards

Internal Funding Opportunities

The office of the Vice President of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education strategically re-invests F&A dollars through three internal grant programs:


Jayne Morrow

994-Calling:  2021-2022 series kicks off Monday, August 30, featuring Jayne Morrow

We have an exciting slate of MSU researchers lined up for 994-Calling in 2021-22. During these sessions, we ask our speakers to “tell their story” – which usually includes some fun background, where they trained, how they came to MSU, and a few key highlights on their research and scholarship.

The monthly series kicks off on Monday, August 30, featuring Jayne Morrow, MSU's Assistant Vice President for Research, Economic Development & Graduate Education. This year's series will be presented in person, 4-5 p.m. in SUB #235. A WebEx remote option will also be available. More information coming soon!

Research News