Michigan State University

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Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)


The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is a unit under the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies with an organizational affiliation to the CFO & Controller. Its mission is to provide superior pre-award support to faculty, staff, and the Contract & Grant Administration. Our vision is to enhance OSP’s ability to facilitate scholarly submission processes for the research community.


Service Areas

  • Research Data Planning & Design

Target Clientele

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • MSU Contract & Grant Administration


Web Address

Contacts by funding agency


Office of Sponsored Programs
426 Auditorium Road, Room 301
East Lansing, MI 48824-2612

Description of Research Data Support Services

Research Data Planning & Design

  • Assistance with interpretation of research data management plan requirements in proposal announcements
  • Assistance with ensuring accuracy and compliance with sponsor policies on research data management plans