MSU Funding ResourcesDiscretionary Funding Initiative
Faculty who require funding to bridge grants or for additional studies needed for resubmission of a grant application should submit a request for discretionary funding to the research associate dean of their college (lead college of appointment in multiple colleges) following consultation with his/her unit administrator. The deadline for submitting a request to the Associate Dean of Research is May 31.
Applicants will be expected to provide copies of previous external reviews or rejection letters, if applicable, and describe the work that will be completed to address the comments provided in these documents. Requests for support will be forwarded from the research associate deans to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies for consideration.
The maximum award will be $50,000 and willl be based on the college recommendations. All applications will require additional matching funds (at least 20 percent) from units or colleges. Contact your research associate dean for details regarding the processes for submitting and reviewing DFI applications in your college.
Strategic Partnership Grants
The Strategic Partnership Program provides major grants ranging up to $400,000 over three years for areas of research growth. They are used to leverage matching support from other sources, to provide seed funding for the development of new knowledge, and to initiate new centers of excellence. These grants are treated as investments in the future development of MSU as one of the nation's leading research universities.
Projects are funded based on the following criteria:
- Scope and significance
- The level of committed resources from the sponsoring college and department, and
- Their potential to leverage additional resources
Institutionally Limited Proposals
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is responsible for coordinating the internal review and selection of competing proposals when their number exceeds what is allowed by the sponsor as specified in their program announcement or request for proposals. This applies to all types of proposals (fellowship, individual awards, equipment, training, research, etc.), sponsors (federal, state, foundation, etc.), and award types (grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, etc.).
Look here to find all known deadlines for Institutionally Limited Funding Opportunities that impose restrictions and provide internal deadlines along with the specific information that is requested to assist with the internal review process. If you become aware of a proposal opportunity that imposes a restriction on MSU as a whole and is not listed here, please communicate this fact to your departmental administrator or dean's office and to Dr. Estelle McGroarty as early as possible.
- Institutionally Limited Funding Opportunities
- Procedures and Guidelines
- How to use the Listserv
Please direct questions and Notices of Intent to Apply to:
Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
426 Auditorium Road, Room 246
Hannah Administration Building