The MSU AgBioResearch Office of Research Support (ABR-ORS) will work in conjunction with faculty and their department research administrators to provide pre-award services in support of extramural grant proposal submission. A request for ABR-ORS services is to be made jointly by the faculty principal investigator (PI) in conjunction with his or her department support staff. At the time of a request for services, a Proposal Request Form must be completed and submitted. A pre-award meeting will then be scheduled to determine the level of support ABR-ORS can provide.
At its current staffing level, ABR-ORS’s ability to provide support will be prioritized to federal grants, large funding requests, multidisciplinary proposals and proposals involving multiple institutions. It will also prioritize support to new assistant professors (defined as their first three years at MSU).
At this time, ABR-ORS is unable to provide direct support to graduate students and postdoctoral students seeking fellowship support. These proposals should be addressed at the department level.