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Office of Research Facilitation and Dissemination (ORFD)


Pre-award office designed to provide grant writing assistance for approved cross-disciplinary, multi-department, multi-university proposals.


Service Areas

  • Research Data Planning & Design

Target Clientele

  • MSU Faculty


Web Address



Office of Research Facilitation and Dissemination (ORFD)
Hannah Administration Building, Room 238
426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

Lorraine Hudson, Director
(517) 432-4499

Description of Research Data Support Services

Research Data Planning & Design

  • Grant Writing: Assistance for approved cross-disciplinary, all-university, or multi-department proposals