Grand Challenge Highlights

Cybersecurity Improvement

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Securing the Future of Montana

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

Farm and Ranch Stress

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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

Energy Storage Technology

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Food and Fuel Security

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

Wildlife Preservation

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Caring for Our Environment

Environmental science, design, engineering, architecture and social structure




Office of Sponsored Programs

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The Office of Sponsored Programs engages in the award life cycle from proposal submission to the close-out of a grant or award. 

Office of Research Compliance


The Office of Research Compliance oversees University programs designed to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for research.

Office of Research Development

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Technology Transfer Office

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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.


Resources for Researchers and Internal Funding Opportunities


Resources for Researchers

Learn more about Research Expenditures, Parallel Credit, F&A reinvestments, IPR and IRD programs.

Internal Funding Opportunities

The office of the Vice President of Research & Economic Development strategically re-invests F&A dollars through five internal grant programs, including the NEW Research Collaborative Grant Program.

& 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 Mental Health.



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 Awards

The MSU Innovation Campus is Bozeman’s premier commercial development, offering exciting new opportunities for partners to invest and build in a highly creative and entrepreneurial environment.

QCORE has won the NSF Engines Development Award to advance quantum and supporting technologies in three states. This award will help fund a Quantum Supply Chain (QSC) gap analysis which will be used to guide Use Inspired Research and translation of resulting technologies for societal benefit.