As you strategize and plan your proposal development goals for 2023, remember that MSU issues internal funding opportunities each year. That means it is time to start watching for 2023 internal deadlines. These MSU funding resources are provided by the
Office of Research and Innovation(ORI) and other MSU units. Available funding amounts vary among these opportunities to support areas where other federal, state, and local funding dollars may not be available.
Internal Grants: The Grant Proposal System is used for submitting proposals for research funding programs administered by the Office for Research and Innovation. These programs are funded through the generosity of the Michigan State University Foundation. Visit the FAQ page
for commonly asked questions on the Grant Proposal System. Check out examples of internal MSU grants and funding opportunities below.
As you launch into 2023, intentionally strategize your next strongest research development action, and let these resources be part of your plan. Be sure to check out each resource above. If you have additional questions regarding internal MSU grants and funding opportunities, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 23, 2022
Hello colleagues. Sponsored Program Administration (SPA), the Office of
Sponsored Programs (OSP), and Contract and Grant Administration (CGA) will be
observing MSU’s 2022 winter break starting December 23, 2022, through January
How will this impact proposal deadlines?
OSP would encourage campus to follow the Deadline
Policy and have all proposals with deadlines from Friday, December 23, 2022
through Monday, January 2, 2023 to OSP by Monday, December 19.
However, proposals need to be submitted to OSP by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday,
December 22 to be submitted for any deadlines that fall between December 23 and
How will this impact other award or reporting deadlines?
All other award or reporting deadlines during this timeframe that require
SPA/OSP/CGA involvement, will need to be submitted to OSP/CGA/SPA by 8:00 a.m.
on December 22. Please communicate known deadlines to the appropriate group
within SPA/OSP/CGA as soon as possible or at least by December 15.
If you have any questions on how the winter break will impact SPA/OSP/CGA
processes, please email the SPA helpdesk
by December 15. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
SPA/OSP/CGA Leadership Team
Spotlight Opportunities & Information
What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news through December 14, 2022
Keep up with today’s research news from the U.S. National Science Foundation. This is a daily look at noteworthy scientific findings from researchers around the country.
What started as an in-class project for ECE 320 has transformed into a $80,000 NASA-funded grant project for a team of eleven undergraduate students.
The MSU Aerial Intra-City Delivery Electric Drone, or AIDED, is dedicated to creating a delivery drone equipped to carry 20 pounds with an extended delivery range through landing on public transportation. On top of extending its range, the use of public transportation is quieter and safer for city deliveries.
Project manager and electrical engineering senior Gavin Gardner said the project began as a class assignment under engineering professor Matt Lee. The idea was submitted to a NASA grant competition and won the full grant in spring 2021.
At this stage in the project, NASA serves as a mentor for the team, Gavin said. They are able to reach out for advice when they need it.
Meet the team
The group is split into three teams: the drone team, the latching and charging team and the software team. The drone team focuses on building and flying the physical drone using computer-aided design. mechanical lead and mechanical engineering senior Ross Davis said.
Mechanical engineering senior Ross Davis is the mechanical lead on the drone team with electrical engineering sophomore Gryson Gardner and mechanical engineering junior Tate Virkus. Gryson said his focus is on ensuring the many components of the drone work together, while Virkus has focused on designing the system that carries and drops loads.
“Mostly I work on the system as a whole and just making sure that the thing is compact and reliable to fly,” Gryson said. ... Learn more Here.
Deadline for Pre Applications (required): February 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET
ASCR is interested in receiving proposals focusing on basic research in computer science that explores innovative approaches to creating distributed resilient systems for science. Such systems might be national or global in scale, linking geographically-distributed computing systems and scientific instruments, and might involve a large number of edge devices or sensors, but regardless, must manage computation and data in scalable and fault-tolerant manner. Important research challenges involve techniques for advanced middleware and operating and runtime systems, with this FOA targeting two research areas: 1) scalable system modeling, and 2) adaptive management and partitioning of resources. Advances in these areas will contribute to scaling-up our increasingly complex and interconnected scientific enterprise.
Please see the funding opportunity for agency contacts and more details, including eligibility and application information.
The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS) to solicit research projects in the general field of fluid dynamics, particulate and multiphase processes, combustion and fire systems, thermal transport processes, and nanoscale interactions that can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth.
NSF awards under this solicitation will provide PIs with support to conduct fundamental and translational research, to prepare experiments for execution onboard the ISS, to collaborate with service providers as necessary, to provide preliminary analysis to conduct the experiment, to analyze and interpret data, and to disseminate results broadly. CASIS operations will assist grantees in translating ground-based experiments and technologies into an appropriate ISS certified hardware solution where possible. All costs associated with the translation of the proposed experiments to flight experiments onboard the ISS, including training of ISS crews, transporting the experiment payload and equipment to the ISS, and conducting experiments on the ISS, will be supported by CASIS through their cooperative agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Award size: $3.6M total program funding for approx. 9 awards
Feasibility review form deadline: January 12, 2023
Deadline for Pre Applications (required): January 25, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Deadline for Applications: April 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET
The DOE Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) announces its interest in receiving new and renewal applications from applicants within eligible jurisdictions for Implementation Grants. DOE follows the National Science Foundation’s eligibility criteria for EPSCoR. Grants awarded under this program are intended to improve research capability through the support of a group of scientists and engineers, including undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, working on a common scientific theme in one or more EPSCoR jurisdictions. These awards are not appropriate mechanisms to provide support for individual faculty science and technology research projects. While the academic, non-profit and industrial research communities are welcome to lead or to participate in applications, a strong component of student education in research is required for all applicants.
Please see the funding opportunity for agency contacts and more details, including eligibility and application information.
Through this FOA, DOE makes available up to $1.236 billion of funding to begin the process of conceptualizing, designing, planning, constructing, and operating the DAC Hubs, with additional funding opportunities expected to follow in the coming years.
This FOA (i.e., DE-FOA-0002735) offers potential Applicants three different options for seeking DAC Hub funding:
Topic Area One (TA-1) is designed to support earlier-stage efforts to explore the feasibility of a potential DAC Hub’s location, ownership structure, business model, CO2 storage/utilization option(s), and technology partner(s) during Phase 0.
For Topic Area One, this FOA provides up to $3 million per project in federal funds, for up to twelve (12) awards, at an 80 percent maximum federal cost-share.
Topic Area Two (TA-2) is designed for DAC Hub projects ready to pursue a front-end engineering design (FEED) study for a Hub’s initial capture capacity and supporting infrastructure during Phase 1.
To be eligible for TA-2, Applicants must:
be ready to design a DAC Hub that captures at least 50,000 tonnes of CO2 per year (50 KTA),
provide evidence from prior operations to support that scale-up, and
present a DAC Hub Capacity Build-Out Plan to eventually reach the goal of at least 1 million tonnes of CO2 per year (1 MTA), among other requirements.
This FOA provides up to $12.5 million per project in federal funds, for up to eight (8) awards, at a 50 percent maximum federal cost share.
Topic Area Three (TA-3) is designed for DAC Hub projects that have already completed a FEED study and are seeking support for project development for a potential Hub.
To be eligible for TA-3, Applicants must:
be ready to perform a detailed design, and build a DAC Hub that captures at least 50 KTA CO2,
provide evidence from prior operations to support that scale- up, and
present a DAC Hub Capacity Build-Out Plan to eventually reach the goal of at least 1 MTA CO2, among other requirements.
This FOA provides up to $50 million per project in federal funds, for up to two (2) awards, at a 50 percent maximum federal cost share to complete the detailed design and permitting phase (Phase 2). Following a competitive (down)-selection process, this FOA provides up to $500 million per project in federal funds, for up to two (2) awards, at a 50 percent maximum federal cost share, to execute and complete procurement, construction, and operation phases (Phases 3-4) for the initial DAC Hub capacity, and the DAC Hub Capacity Build-out Plan, if applicable.
This FOA (i.e., DE-FOA-0002735) is designed to enable a range of entities to apply for DAC Hubs including, non-profits, state and local governments, academic institutions, civil society organizations, companies with relevant energy or CO2 storage resources, etc.—in addition to DAC technology developers.
969D of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) (42 U.S.C. 16298d). Section 40308 of the BIL amended EPAct 2005 and added the DAC Hubs provision which is focused on providing funding for eligible projects that contribute to the development of the DAC Hubs. Each of the Regional DAC Hubs:
facilitates the deployment of direct air capture projects;
has the capacity to capture and sequester, utilize, or sequester and utilize at least 1,000,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually from a single unit or multiple interconnected units;
demonstrates the capture, processing, delivery, and sequestration or end-use of captured carbon; and
could be developed into a regional or interregional carbon network to facilitate sequestration or carbon utilization.
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We are excited to announce the release of a new funding opportunity aimed at strengthening the NIH Proof of Concept Network, an academic innovation ecosystem converting scientific discoveries into biomedical products at over 79 research institutions across 19 states. The funding will be used to stand up five new hubs that will increase research and development impact as well as stimulate regional innovation partnerships. ... Learn more Here.
Description: DER has a catalog of research and funding seminars available on demand. Seminar topics range from critical instruction for new faculty through advanced training for senior research faculty. These presentations include instruction from experts regarding themes that include best practices in research, MSU policy, sponsor compliance, industry specific seminars, and more. Check them out today and utilize this incredible resource to help streamline your proposal development and promote success in your research. Watch now on demand!!!
Recent seminar presentations include:
DER is Here to Help (proposal & proposal development resources geared to promote success)
Tips for Writing a Persuasive Grant Proposal (grant writing to ‘sell’ a project to funders)
Finding Funding (tips for finding funding to support your research)
Roles and Responsibilities (tips for understanding roles and responsibilities at each stage of the project)
CAREER Award Workshop - Session 1 (best practices and strategies for producing successful NSF Career proposals)
Does effort reporting for your grants and contracts seem more cumbersome than it should be? CGA has compiled a very
helpful list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Topics range from reporting deadlines, to resolving errors, and everything in between!
As you peruse this list, you might notice that there is a dedicated email address for any questions or issues you may have when submitting effort reporting. Please use email@example.com to expedite service.