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COVID-19: Information from SPA/OSP/CGA

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Contract and Grant Administration (CGA), and Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) will be observing an extended holiday break from Friday, December 24, 2021 through Monday, January 3, 2022. OSP/CGA/SPA staff will not be working during this time and actions requiring our involvement (e.g. proposals, RPPRS, etc.) need to be submitted to the appropriate office by 8:00 a.m. on December 23rd.

Working In Research Administration

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
  • Audits

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.

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