Serving you throughout the award life cycle

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) engages in the award life cycle from the time a funding source is identified to the close-out of a grant or award. In fiscal year 2021, OSP opened 672 new grants and provided oversight for MSU's $193 million in research expenditures.

Categories of Assistance

Contact OSP if you are a faculty, staff, or student who is interested in the following services:

  • Locating funding for a project
  • Submitting a grant proposal
  • Reviewing successful proposal samples (or having your grant reviewed)
  • Attending grant and research related training and workshops
  • Getting help with compliance issues:
    • Human subjects
    • Use of animals
    • Controlled substances
  • Setting up your grant account
  • Understanding your fiscal and managerial responsibilities as PI
  • Learning about or getting assistance with budgetary items
  • Managing research expenditures, including invoicing and reporting
  • Asking questions about your grant-funded project
  • Transferring a grant from another institution
  • Closing out your grant successfully

life of grant

The life of a grant is a circular, recurring process. It begins with the first item listed below and then begins again.

  • Idea generation
  • Finding funding
  • Proposal development
  • Proposal submission
  • Management of award
  • Dissemination of results/publications
  • Close-out of grant
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