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Handout materials for ONR, USAID DIV, USDA, etc. (Washington, D.C.)
Engineering Research Centers & Institutes
Engineering Undergrad Research
DER Weekly Newsletter
MSU Research Community
  Business Connect
  Sponsored Programs Administration
  Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Export Control
Intellectual Property
Outside Work for Pay
Research Tools and Resources
  Acronyms Commonly Used at MSU

 


 

Engineering Research Centers & Institutes

Visit the individual pages of engineering's Research Centers & Institutes for further details on their exciting work

Engineering Undergrad Research

Please see the Undergraduate Research Opportunities page for a list of scholarship and undergrad research opportunities.

DER weekly newsletters


2022:

  • August 05, 2022 (Score an A+ when completing your Effort Report! (Important Resources))
  • July 29, 2022 (Resources For Writing Broader Impacts Statements by Dr. Lauren Aerni-Flessner)
  • July 22, 2022 (Proposal Development, Submission, and Beyond…)
  • July 15, 2022 (2022 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program Proposal Recap!)
  • July 08, 2022 (Are you still the one? ... Let DER Help You Submit the Strongest Institutionally Limited Proposal Application)
  • July 01, 2022 (Happy 4th of July from DER...)
  • June 24, 2022 (“Cultivate” your research with your next United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposal!)
  • June 17, 2022 (Make a “Splash” with your next National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposal! - Resources at Your Fingertips)
  • June 10, 2022 (Don’t Delay Your Funding…Get Acquainted with Export Control Guidelines and Resources)
  • June 03, 2022 (Get to know Fee-for-Service (FFS) – Seminar available on demand!)
  • May 27, 2022 (Fee-for-Service (FFS) Converts Your Available Capacity and Expertise to Research Funds)
  • May 20, 2022 (Do I need DER for my Pre-Application/Pre-Proposal? Tips to help PIs know when to enlist DER…)
  • May 13, 2022 (Strategy is Key When Searching for Funding That Fits Your Research!)
  • May 06, 2022 (New Research.gov Proposal Preparation Functionality and NSF-PAR Enhancements)
  • April 29, 2022 (MSU Welcomes the New Kuali Research Administration System!)
  • April 22, 2022 (Stay up to date with current internal policies and updated sponsor notifications by subscribing to the SPA/OSP/CGA List Serv)
  • April 15, 2022 (Message From DER Director - April 2022)
  • April 08, 2022 (2022 CAREER Award Workshop (Session 1) - Now available on demand!)
  • April 01, 2022 (Upcoming Training Sessions for the Kuali Upgrade)
  • March 25, 2022 (NSF Fastlane to be replaced by Research.gov)
  • March 18, 2022 (2022 NSF ENG CAREER Workshop MAY 11 - 13, 2022)
  • March 11, 2022 (2022 NSF CAREER Award Series - Strategies for Proposers and Their Faculty Mentors)
  • March 04, 2022 (2022 RFA for Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI) Now Available!)
  • February 25, 2022 (Broader Impacts Spring Workshops: Winning Strategies for NSF Career Proposals (March 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m.))
  • February 18, 2022 (Following the Solicitation Instructions Closely Will Help Boost Your Proposal)
  • February 11, 2022 (Match Your RA to their Special Valentine!)
  • February 04, 2022 (2022 RFA for Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI) Now Available!)
  • January 28, 2022 (Internal MSU Grants and Funding Opportunities!)
  • January 21, 2022 (Get to know MSU’s Account Explorer!)
  • January 14, 2022 (You are invited to Roles and Responsibilities - DER Seminar)
  • January 07, 2022 (Message From DER Director - January 2022)

2021:

  • December 17, 2021 (During the Season of Giving, DER shares Tips for Incorporating Cost Share into Your Proposal)
  • December 10, 2021 (A Holiday Gift this Season … DER is Here to Help!)
  • December 03, 2021 (Is Your Current and Pending … Current?)
  • November 19, 2021 (Thank You for Letting DER Serve You!!!)
  • November 12, 2021 (Maximizing your funding search!!!)
  • November 05, 2021 (Beginning the Process for CDA/MTA/DUA)
  • October 29, 2021 (Understanding Project Roles in Your Proposal)
  • October 22, 2021 (Gift Proposals … the Gifts Worth Receiving!)
  • October 15, 2021 (Innovative Tools Available to Streamline Proposal Budget Development)
  • October 08, 2021 (DER is Here to Help - DER Seminar)
  • October 01, 2021 (Message From DER Director - October 2021)
  • September 24, 2021 (Let DER Guide You Through the Research Maze! (Tip #4: Utilizing Proven Resources to Pinpoint Your BFF'r “best funders for research”))
  • September 17, 2021 (Let DER Guide You Through the Research Maze! (Tip #3: Your Scope of Work – Another Best Actor in a Supporting Role))
  • September 10, 2021 (Let DER Guide You Through the Research Maze! (Tip #2: Your Budget Justification - Best Actor in a Supporting Role))
  • September 03, 2021 (Let DER Guide You Through the Research Maze! (Tip #1: DER is Here to Help!))
  • August 27, 2021 (Reminder: Division of Engineering Research (DER) is here for you!!!)
  • August 20, 2021 (Division of Engineering Research (DER) is here for you!!!)
  • August 13, 2021 (Unrecovered F&A as cost share? … What is it and can I use it?)
  • August 06, 2021 (Effort Reporting Overview and Helpful Resources) 
  • July 30, 2021 (Submit Early! Big Bucks, No Whammies!)
  • July 23, 2021 (Are you New to Research at MSU? … Explore great resources to help embark on your MSU Research Pathway)
  • July 16, 2021 (MSU Libraries: Your Partner for Research and Teaching)
  • July 09, 2021 (Are you still the one? ... Let DER Help You Submit the Strongest Institutionally Limited Proposal Application)
  • July 02, 2021 (Message From DER Director - July 2021)
  • June 25, 2021 (Don’t Delay Your Funding…Get Acquainted with Export Control Guidelines and Resources)
  • June 18, 2021 (Watch how Fee-for-Service Can Convert Your Available Capacity and Expertise to Research Funds)
  • June 11, 2021 (Fee-for-Service Can Convert Your Available Capacity and Expertise to Research Funds)
  • June 04, 2021 (Reminder: Tools for a Winning NSF CAREER Proposal)
  • May 28, 2021 (Tools for a Winning NSF CAREER Proposal)
  • May 21, 2021 (National Institutes of Health (NIH) Links and Resources at Your Fingertips)
  • May 14, 2021 (DER Welcomes Marcy Bishop Kates as New Assistant Director)
  • May 07, 2021 (DER + SharePoint = More Efficient & Secure Method for Sharing Files for Your Proposals!)
  • April 30, 2021 (Strategy is Key When Searching for Funding That Fits Your Research!)
  • April 23, 2021 (MSU Enlists New Feature to Help Simplify Your Access to www.research.gov)
  • April 16, 2021 (Innovative Tools Currently Available to Streamline Proposal Budget Development)
  • April 09, 2021 (Following the Solicitation Instructions Closely Will Help Boost Your Proposal)
  • April 02, 2021 (Message From DER Director - April 2021)
  • March 26, 2021 (DER’s “Did You Know?” Spotlight - Have subscribed to their SPA/OSP/CGA List Serv?)
  • March 19, 2021 (It Is Never Too Early to Begin Preparing for Your NSF CAREER Proposal)
  • March 12, 2021 (Tips to Help Eliminate Unnecessary Pitfalls When Incorporating Cost Share into Your Proposal)
  • March 05, 2021 (Michigan Translational Research & Commercialization (MTRAC) Request for Proposals)
  • February 26, 2021 (Thank You & Congratulations Jacque Shoppell retiring DER Assistant Director)
  • February 19, 2021 (DER’s “Did You Know?” Spotlight - Current and Pending / Other Support Requirements by Sponsor)
  • February 12, 2021 (DER’s “Did You Know?” Spotlight - MSU’s Account Explorer)
  • February 05, 2021 (DER Celebrates Our Funny Valentines)
  • January 29, 2021 (DER’s “Did You Know?” Spotlight (Part 2) - Resources that will help MSU Faculty navigate any funding changes)
  • January 22, 2021 (DER’s “Did You Know?” Spotlight (Part 1) - Resources that will help MSU Faculty navigate any funding changes)
  • January 15, 2021 (Message From DER Director - January 2021)
  • January 08, 2021 (DER’s “Did You Know?” Spotlight - NSF STTR or SBIR proposals)

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MSU Research Community

  • Business Connect MSU Business-CONNECT works directly with companies to align business goals with MSU’s intellectual capacity and ability to deliver results.
  • Sponsored Programs Administration Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) & Contract and Grant Administration (CGA) oversee research and fee-for-service activities within the University.
  • SPA Newsletter Find SPA's periodic newsletter on their website. Includes important updates to central and sponsor policies.
  • Research Administration Project MSU is implementing an enterprise-level research administration system to manage research projects through their life-cycle. Check-in for project updates.
  • Office of Research and Innovation Office of Research and Innovation oversees all research activities across the University.
  • Michigan State University | Research Groups Connect with researchers, learn about the latest projects, get in touch with fellow researchers, and showcase your work.
  • Research@MSU Learn about the research community across campus.
  • University Research Corridor (URC) Learn about the research alliance cluster involving MSU, UofM and Wayne State.
  • Governmental Affairs Stay up to date with policy and legislative activities that may impact the MSU community

Export Control

Michigan State University is required to comply with a variety of U.S. Government statutes and regulations dealing with export controls and trade sanctions. ECTS has developed the on-line Export Control and Open Research Review Worksheet (ECORRW) to help identify export controlled technologies or materials found on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) list, and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) list, and to identify research activities planned with international entities that may be subject to trade sanctions. All PIs and other project personnel are individually responsible for compliance with export controls and trade sanctions.

The following links contain resources for export control policies and procedures within the University.

Engineering export control issues should be directed to Dan Segalman, John Verboncoeur or Leo Kempel.

Intellectual Property

  • Patents A patent provides an incentive for a company to license an invention from the University and to invest in developing and marketing products based on the invention.  Licensing proceeds provide a means for the University to recognize and reward the creative research efforts of inventors and to support additional University research.
  • Copyrighted Materials MSU follows standard academic practice in disclaiming ownership of, and royalties proceeding from, traditional academic works (books, essays, works of art, musical compositions and recordings, and the like), unless one or more "Special Circumstances" exist.
  • Disclose an Invention Invention disclosure forms and copyright disclosure forms are confidential documents that provide a written, dated record of the creation of an invention or copyrighted work. MSU Technologies uses separate forms for inventions and copyrighted works.
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) MTAs govern the transfer of tangible research materials, such as chemicals, plant- or animal-derived material, or software.
  • Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA) CDAs govern the exchange of proprietary information.

Outside Work for Pay

  • OWP Policy is intended to protect the integrity of the faculty-University professional relationship, to ensure that approved outside work for pay is consistent with the University's mission, and to provide that faculty members remain accessible to students, colleagues, and the public.
  • Fillable OWP Form pdf Complete Outside Work for Pay form and receive necessary approvals prior to beginning the work on a fiscal year basis. 

Research Tools

  • Acronyms Commonly Used at MSU Contains a list of acronyms commonly used at Michigan State University
  • Biomedical Research Informatics Core BRIC assists with data needs of investigators in a scalable & affordable way
  • Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute CTSI offers expertise within the scope of translational research
  • MRI Pilot Scan Request Policy (.pdf) The Department of Radiology at Michigan State University makes available world class imaging support for the University community. MSU faculty can request subsidized MRI scan time for up to 20 subjects, which includes the services of a dedicated research MR technician during the hours of 9AM - 5PM, M-F. These scans are intended to acquire pilot data to test new ideas and technology, and to acquire pilot data to be used for grant submissions. The Pilot Scan program does not include data analysis services.
  • Research Technology Support Facility RTSF offers services in: Bioinformatics, Flow Cytometry, Genomics, IVIS Imaging, Mass Spectrometry, and Proteomics.
  • Survey Research The Office for Survey Research (OSR) offers expert survey consultation, instrument development, data collection, and analysis.
  • Office of Research Support MSU website to find funding opportunities and help writing your proposal.
  • Human Research Protection Program MSU website for information policy and processes related to research involving human subjects.
  • Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) MSU website for information policy and processes related to research involving animal subjects.