Proposal Development

Logic Model (pdf)

Budget Development Workshop - Items to Remember

Sample Budget 1

Sample Budget 2

Sample Budget 3

Sample Budget Justification 

MSU Grants and contracts policies and procedures

NSF Grant Proposal Guide 

Proposal Approval Form (pdf) 

Sample Proposal Approval Form 


Routing a proposal or contract for signature and approval

The lead time necessary to allow for the routing and signature approval process of the University is five (5) working days. This window begins when the proposal or contract is completed and delivered to the OSP after the project director has obtained the appropriate signatures from the Chair/Unit Director and Dean.

Presidential signature

All proposals and contracts must be signed by the President or his designee. The President is the only individual with empowered authority to legally bind the University to any agreement. The OSP will assist in obtaining the President's signature for all proposals or contracts.

International projects

OSP places a high priority on assisting MSU faculty, administration and students in pursuing international projects. If you have an international project you would like to discuss with the OSP staff, give us a call at 809-3537.