Research Development & Proposal Services
The Research Development and Proposal Services team provides tailored services to help MSU researchers successfully compete for external funding for their research and creative pursuits. These services include grant editing, consultations, identifying funding opportunities, and project management for large-scale grant proposals. These services are available at no cost to MSU researchers.
To schedule a consultation with a member of our team, or to request editing or project management services, please complete the Service Request Form. For any questions, please email ORI.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Proposal development and editing
- Proposal project management
- Peer-review coordination
- Proposal strategy consultation
- Exploring funding
- Webinars and workshops
- Writing groups
- NSF CAREER proposal writing group
- Grantsmanship and Mentoring Program for Winning Your First NIH R01 Grant
We recommend contacting our office early in the grant development process to take advantage of the full range of services offered, including project management assistance for large-scale proposals, and substantive feedback on a proposal’s logic, layout, and organization to ensure it aligns with the funder’s guidelines. Our ability to edit proposals and facilitate more substantial changes will be limited as the submission deadline approaches, so please be sure to contact us early in the process.
- Joined MSU in August 2014
- Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, studying glucose transporter biology
- Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan
- Previously worked as a Grant and Project Management Specialist in the MSU College of Engineering
- Provides grant editing, first draft reviews, and more
- Joined MSU in January 2012
- Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University
- Specializing in NIH, DOD, and foundation grants
- Provides project management and budgeting for complex grants
- Joined MSU in November 2018
- Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Columbia University
- Completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University, studying the neural mechanisms underlying visual attention.
- Previously worked as a Scientific Editor for the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis
- Sara Steenrod's LinkedIn profile
This webinar will provide information and advice on writing a compelling Specific Aims page for an NIH proposal.
How to Write Successful Proposals for NSF CAREER, DoD Young Investigator and Other Grants for Early-Career Researchers
Join us for a half-day webinar workshop for junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, interested in NSF CAREER and other grants for early-career researchers.
Learn tips on writing a compelling Project Summary, one of the most important parts of every NSF grant proposal.
Angela Wilson and a panel of faculty members offer their insights into how to write successful CAREER proposals that integrate research and education.
This mentoring program is designed to prepare early-career faculty at MSU to submit a strong R01 proposal to the National Institutes of Health. Participants will receive information and advice on all aspects of the grant writing process during biweekly cohort meetings and personal mentoring sessions.
Learn about the important role figures play in grant proposals and how to use them to your advantage.
Spend a full day away from your everyday responsibilities with MSU's Broader Impacts (BI) consultants working on the BI plan for your next National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal.