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Frequently Asked Questions | Grants & Research

  1. What is the first step for submitting a grant through MSU Extension?

  2. Where can I find definitions to common acronyms used in grant proposals?

  3. What are Facilities and Administrative Costs (IDC%)?


What is the first step for submitting a grant through MSU Extension?

The first step is to contact your Institute Director (ID), Associate ID, and District Coordinator (if applicable) and Ann Smith regarding your intended application as soon as possible. In your email include the following information:

  • Funding agency, F & A costs (IDC%)
  • Funding Solicitation (number/title/web address)
  • Project Title
  • Start and End Date
  • Estimated Costs of the Proposal
  • Proposal Deadline.

Most of this information will be in the funding solicitation, so read carefully. Approval by MSU Extension leadership is required prior to submission of a grant application.

Watch this short video and print out the accompanying PDF to gain understand of deadlines you need to immediately be aware of.

 

 

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Where can I find definitions to common acronyms used in grant proposals?

This five-minute video by Bill Humphreys, research Coordinator with College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, provides a wonderful overview of terminology.

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What are Facilities and Administrative Costs (IDC%)

The KC budget training will better prepare you for using the budget templates available to apply for funding. If you would like a conceptual overview that defines Facilities and Administrative (F & A) Costs or if you are looking for understanding why F & A costs are charged to grants to support the university’s infrastructure, watch this five-minute video prepared by the MSU AgBioResearch Office of Research Support:

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