Policies and Procedures

Procedure for Requesting ABR.ORS Assistance

When determined by a faculty member and his or her department administrator that ABR.ORS assistance is necessary, the following procedure should be followed: 

  • Complete a Proposal Request Form and submit to ABR.ORS@msu.edu.
  • Once received, an ABR.ORS Research Coordinator will review the request and determine if ABR.ORS can provide assistance.
  • An ABR.ORS Research Coordinator will contact the faculty member within one business day to confirm if ABR.ORS is able to provide support.
  • If it’s confirmed that ABR.ORS is able to assist, the assigned ABR.ORS Research Coordinator will reach out to the faculty member to schedule an initial pre-award meeting. 

ABR.ORS Proposal Submission Deadline Policy 

Regular and timely communication between faculty and ABR.ORS staff is critical in order to meet the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and agency deadlines, which also allows for submission of a quality proposal package. The policy relating to expected communication from the PI on a proposal and ABR.ORS deadlines can be found below:

ABR.ORS Proposal Submission Deadline Policy 

“At-Risk” Proposals: All requests for “At-Risk” proposal submission approval (within 8 business hours of deadline) must be initiated and/or endorsed by the unit chair or director and sent to George Smith, Associate Dean for Research, (smithge7@msu.edu) and copied to abr.ors@msu.edu

OSP Proposal Submission Deadline Policy 

In conjunction with the ABR.ORS Proposal Submission Deadline Policy, the OSP deadline policy can be found below:

OSP Proposal Submission Deadline Policy

Policies for Limited Submission Proposals 

A limited submission program is defined as an opportunity in which the sponsor restricts the number of applications that can be submitted on behalf of a given organization or institution. Depending on the defined restriction, limited submission approval must be obtained. The limited submission policies for ABR.ORS and OVPRGS can be found at the link below:

Policies for Limited Submission Proposals 

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Waiver or Reduction Requests 

If necessary to request an F&A Waiver or Reduction, the procedure for CANR Chairs and Directors can be found at the link below: 

F&A Waiver or Reduction Requests 

Principal Investigator (PI) Status Requests 

If necessary to request PI Status, the procedure for CANR Chairs and Directors can be found at the link below:

PI Status Requests

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