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Grants and Related Resources: Key MSU Funding Pages

A compilation of resources for grant and financial aid seekers.

Michigan State University Funding/Financial Aid Resource Links

Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Funding page
Lists resources for finding funding from external and internal sources. Proposal support services are detailed on the Proposal Services page

Major internal opportunities include:
Discretionary Funding Initiatives (DFI)
Humanities Arts Research Program (HARP)
Strategic Partnership Grants (SPG)

Research Facilitation & Dissemination
This unit provides guidance and proposal support for researchers in order to reduce the administrative work associated with grant applications. See complete list of Services.

Sponsored Programs Administration, including Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Contract and Grant Administration (CGA)
The place for faculty to go for technical assistance in preparing grant proposals and budgets.

Sponsored Program Research Opportunities and University Training (SPROUT)

A network of staff at MSU involved in pre-award, post-award and compliance aspects of research administration working together to provide the latest news, training, resources and information available.

MSU University Advancement's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
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.

MSU Government & External Relations
Check out the Federal Updates newsletter for Beltway Info on government developments that might impact MSU research projects.

AgBioResearch Researcher Resources

Works in conjunction with faculty and their department research administrators to provide pre-award services in support of extramural grant proposal submissions. The website lists commodity groups granted waiver of indirect costs, as well as current requests for proposals.

Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS)
An independent, academic, science-based center that serves as a reliable and unbiased source for information on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer packaged goods, including foods, beverages, cosmetics and household consumer products. 

Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Pilot Funding for Clinical and/or Translational Research

Provides funds for pilot research projects conceived and designed by clinicians and translational researchers at Michigan State University and its partners. Success of this program will be the judged by the rate at which these grants produce new extramural funding for clinical and translational research or create new MSU intellectual property.

College of Education Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning (IRTL)

Assists College of Education faculty in preparing grant applications to external/internal funding agencies. Support may include budget development, interpreting the Request for Proposal (RFP), completing essential forms, obtaining University sign offs, and submission via electronic application processes. IRTL staff will serve as the liaison with MSU’s Contract & Grant Administration, other MSU departments, and the funding agency.

Environmental Science  & Policy Program (ESPP) External Funding Opportunities page

ESPP searches out funding opportunities for students, recent graduates and faculty, from sources ranging from MSU to international organizations. These may be in the form of grants, fellowships, conference funding, sabbatical funding and jobs. Sign up to receive bi-weekly emails of opportunities.

Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER)

The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research was formed to enable computational research at MSU.  Access to advanced hardware, computational consulting and training is essential for researchers to address challenges that increasingly demand advanced computing and storage resources.  Including information about resources and services provided by iCER within your grant proposal demonstrates that your proposal will have access to necessary cyber-infrastructure and increase your grant's overall competitiveness.

International Studies and Programs Office of International Research Collaboration (OIRC)
Assists faculty in developing transdisciplinary research proposals for external funding that focus on college and university international/global research priorities.  Sign up for OIRC's weekly funding opportunities.

Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio

Eligible research relates to food, fuel & fiber, either as inputs or outputs. This includes bio-derived/bio-based materials, natural resources and animal health. The goal of the MTRAC program is to translate research into the commercial market by way of a license or startup.

Science and Society @ State (S3) Interdisciplinary Seed Grant

Supports new or emerging interdisciplinary collaborations between scholars working within a scientific/medical field, and the humanists, artists or social scientists who study that field. Funding for each project is in the range of $10,000.

Technology and Research Innovation for Health (TRIFECTA) Funding Opportunities

Seeks to stimulate new or emerging interdisciplinary research collaborations between faculty in the Colleges of Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Nursing.

Office of Financial Aid

The place to start for Michigan State University undergraduate students.

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

Honors College National/International Fellowships & Scholarships
The place to start for undergraduates and graduates seeking national prestigious scholarships.

International Studies and Programs Office for International Students and Scholars Grants and Scholarship Overview
Describes financial resources available to international students at MSU.

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.

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