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VPRGS: Federal Funding- Advice from the Experts

Review slides and recordings of past presentations given to the MSU community from funding agencies authorities. Includes: DARPA, NIH& NSF. VPRGS: Federal Funding- Advice from the Experts webpage

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

DARPA's work spans the spectrum from basic research to applied research to operational applications--a range of activity that offers numerous opportunities for academic engagement.

  • Work with us- Universities An introduction for university members planning to work with DARPA.
  • Events DARPA hosts exciting events to encourage collaborations with academic, corporate and governmental partners.

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE supports research in a broad range of basic and applied science with an overarching mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

  • FAQs This DOE page has answers to some of their frequently asked questions.
  • DOE News Check out SPA's DOE reference page- includes details on major areas of research, required forms, budget categories etc.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (IARPA)

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges in the Intelligence Community (IC) .

  • Proposers' Day Allows program managers to share a preview before opening a new BAA (aka industry day) .
  • Program Managers Learn about the PM's role, research area, and find contact info.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA is the agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

  • Proposers' Guidebook Find the most up to date guidelines for submitting proposals to NASA.
  • NASA News SPA's NASA sponsor reference page includes an overview of NASA's proposal processes.
  • NASA GeneLab Data Repository The vast amounts of raw data generated by experiments aboard the International Space Station will be made available to a worldwide community of scientists and computational researchers.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for biomedical and health-related research.

  • Grants Policy & Guidance The go-to page for NIH policies when submitting a grant.
  • NIH News SPA keeps an updates page on policy and procedure changes happening at NIH.
  • Peer Review Process NIH policy is intended to promote a process whereby grant applications submitted to the NIH are evaluated on the basis of a process that is fair, equitable, timely, and free of bias.
  • NIH | Acronyms A list of acronyms commonly used by NIH
  • Office of Disease Prevention | Resources for Researchers The Resources for Researchers section provides extramural investigators with information about NIH-funded research projects, guidance on how to apply for NIH funding, and details on prevention-related study sections that review grant applications.
  • Rigor and Transparency FAQs In 2016, NIH introduced new policies aimed at improving quality research and the ability for reproducibility. Changes include: consideration of relevant biological variables, definition of a child, genomic data sharing policy, use of animals in research, FORMS-D.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. NSF is one of the largest federal funders for research projects within the College of Engineering.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

 USDA intramural and extramural science helps to protect, secure, and improve food, agricultural and natural resources systems.