Proposal Development

If you need a Collaborator for your proposal please send an email to with the following information:

- your name

- your department

- your campus address

- your telephone number

- your email address

- the Area of Expertise you need for your proposal

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.

Logic Model

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 

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.