Research administration is a broad field involving various types of activities that support sponsored research projects. Research administrators help faculty navigate the often-complex administrative environment, allowing them to focus their time and energy on their research.
Research administration can involve any aspect of the lifecycle of an award, including:
- Pre-award proposal review and submission
- Award negotiation and acceptance
- Post-award account set-up and modifications
- Award management
- Compliance with regulatory requirements
- Technology transfer
- Award closeout
Research administration can be an exciting and rewarding career that encourages the use of problem solving skills and creativity in a dynamic, collaborative work environment. If you are interested in learning more about working in research administration at MSU, please watch this short video.