Principal Investigator (PI) Training

  • The Principal Investigator training is designed to ensure that all investigators have the information needed to conduct their research in compliance with both federal and state regulations.
  • MSU PI Training is mandatory (one-time only) for researchers and we encourage anyone, including students, working with sponsored funding to attend.

Training Options

In-person — Contact Maryalice Trage (406-994-2381) for questions and to be added to the invite list for the next session.

Next session: Coming Fall 2024!


Online — WebEx recordings of previous sessions are available:

(These recordings do not require a password.)

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OSP Post-Award and Grant Management

Play recording (1 hr)

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Navigating the Compliance Landscape: Introduction to Helpful University Resources

Play recording (1 hr 27 mins)


After completing the WebEx training, send an email to Maryalice Trage to confirm. She will add your name to the OSP's official list of people who have completed the training.

Handouts from Previous Training Sessions

The following handouts are available in PDF format. Click on a title to access the file.

Agenda (PDF)

OSP Acronyms (PDF)

NSF Sample Budget (PDF)

NSF Budget Tips (PDF)

OPAS Request Form (PDF)

OSP Budget Justification Instructions (PDF)

Subaward FAQs (PDF)