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General Grant Sources


Electronic Grants Administration & Management System (EGrAMS) is a new electronic database for finding Michigan State government grants, as well as grants from other sources -- covering anywhere from 300-500 current funding opportunities at any given time.

Grants from Major Chemistry Associations/ Government Departments

Chemistry Grants for Individuals 

A MSU Library website, including websites, databases and books. 

ACS Grants

ACS offers grants to support the advancement of the chemical sciences through research, education, and community projects.

ACS Green Chemistry Grants

ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) offers to support to advance research in green chemistry by promoting funding, increasing opportunities, and developing information on the benefits of green chemistry.

ACS Petroleum Research Fund

Supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries.

Basic Biomedical Sciences Awards- California HIV/AID Research Program

Includes Innovative, Developmental Exploratory Awards (IDEAs) for individual investigators and Research Training Awards for dissertation, and postdoctoral research fellowships

Cottrell Scholar Awards/ Cottrel College Science Award

The Cottrell Scholar Awards funds early career faculty at U.S. research universities, who are committed to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and research.

DOE Grants

The Energy Department supports a number of grant and loan programs.

EPA Grants

The Evironmental Protection Agency provides project grants, fomula grants and coorperative agreement grants.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding Oppotunities

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions through United States for basic research.

National Institue of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Grants

NIGMS places great emphasis on the support of individual, investigator-initiated grants within its scientific mission areas. Most grants are for research projects (R01), but NIGMS also funds program projects (P01) as well as some research resources.

NIH Research Project Grant Program (R01)

The Research Project Grant (R01) is the original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by NIH. The R01 provides support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

NSF Chemistry Division

The Division supports research in all traditional areas of chemistry and in multidisciplinary fields that draw upon the chemical sciences. The Division also supports projects that help build infrastructure, workforce, and partnerships that advance the chemical sciences.

Sloan Research Fellowship

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

Relate organizations:

National Institutes of Health; National Science Foundation; National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Foundation; Research Corporation for Science Advancement; University of California AIDS Research Program

Grants from Chemistry Cooperates

Bristol Myers Squibb “Freedom to Discover” Award

Unrestricted Biomedical Research Grants and Awards Program.

Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Initiated in 2012, the Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program was created to identify and foster exceptional post-doctoral scientists pursuing ground breaking research projects.

Lilly Research Awards Program

The Lilly Research Awards Program was established in 2011 to provide an avenue to Lilly scientists working in basic research for engaging external research groups in academia or small biotechnology companies possessing valuable expertise in the area.

Aabmb-Merck Award

The ASBMB-Merck Award recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $5,000, transportation, and expenses to the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.

Dupont Young Investigator Award

Following are a variety of available funding opportunities, which are organized in chronological order according to their submission deadline. Please see here.

MSU Offices Related to Funding Opportunities

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Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Research at Michigan State University
Central clearinghouse for research and funding information on campus. Follow the funding link for information about external and internal funding opportunities.

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Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Institution-Limited Competitions
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies has developed a new procedure for managing institutionally limited funding opportunities. Such limited submission proposals will require a short pre-proposal to select the application(s) to be submitted from MSU. The pre-proposal guidelines and cover sheet are available via the web site. This site also lists the program announcements including the internal and external deadlines. Faculty are encouraged to subscribe to the Limited Submission Listserv to receive regular notifications of limited submission opportunities. Instructions for subscribing to the limited submission listserv can be found on the Institutionally Limited Proposals Web site. If you have any questions about this new process please send them to me or to Source: Estelle J. McGroarty, Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Director of the Office of Research Development and Grants Coordination, April 30, 2008.

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Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Research Facilitation & Dissemination
This unit seeks to assist all faculty in identifying useful sources for extramural support, and to facilitate inter-institutional, university-wide, and large team interdisciplinary projects and proposal writing efforts. Services include:
(1) Grant-writing support for approved projects.
(2) Free Wiki and blog hosting for project and proposal development
(3) Direct training -- and subventions for third-party training -- in grant proposal development and project management.
(4) Travel support for visits to Federal and other grant officers for discussion of possible projects.
(5) Grants Administration By College or School, January 2013, identifying key contacts in larger campus units.
For more information, contact Loraine J. Hudson, Director, 238 Administration Building, Michigan State University; E-mail:; Telephone: (517) 432-4499

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Office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations
Office of Sponsored Programs
Contract and Grant Administration
The place for faculty to go for technical assistance in preparing grant proposals and budgets.

MSU Development: Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Working documents from Lucille Fallon, Director, September 30, 2010
If you are planning to seek money from a corporation or a foundation to finance your research, you will need to contact this unit for clearance. For more information, take a look at the University Development Corporation and Foundation Relations web page.

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AgBio Research
Commodity Group and Agriculture Industry Funding
Requests for Proposals List
Sample funders for Michigan State University research projects have included the Cherry Marketing Institute, Michigan Apple Committee, US Apple Association, Michigan Farm Bureau, National Corn Growers Association, and the National Pork Producers Council. This web site lists all organizations that have had typical overhead fees waived as well as current requests for proposals.

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Office of Financial Aid
The place to start for Michigan State University undergraduate students.

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Graduate School Funding Opportunities
A guide to graduate funding opportunities at Michigan State University.

Michigan State University College of Law
Financial Aid Office
The place to start for scholarship and financial aid information for students attending the Michigan State University College of Law.

Michigan State University Libraries
Grants and Related Resources
Be sure to check out the following sections:
(1) Grants for Individuals, with breakouts by academic status, population category, and by subject.
(2) Grants for Nonprofits
(3) Academic Fundraising
(4) MSU Awards and Grants
(5) Lifecycle Data Management Planning

Michigan State University Libraries
Grants and Related Resources Blog
This new blog features items of interest to grantseekers in general, whether they be faculty, staff, students, or the community at large. Many items feature resources available through the MSU Libraries Funding Center, a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection.

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Writing Center
Trixie Smith, the Director of the MSU Writing Center, can assist faculty and graduate students in setting up research proposal writing groups.

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