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Funding Resources

Funding for Medical Students, Residents and Faculty

Please contact the College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Office for assistance.

Phone: (517) 353-7785
Fax: (517) 353-9004

Student research funding policy document available here.

MSU Funding Resources

Discretionary 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. 

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 prioritized by 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 will be based on the college recommendations. All applications will require additional matching funds 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 Grants 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
  • Their potential to leverage additional resources

Institutionally Limited Proposals

The Office of the Vice President for 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.