CAL Post Award Assistance

Management of sponsored project awards is handled by the Post Award Research Administrator for external grants, and by the Fiscal Officer for internal grants. They provide assistance with processing financial transactions, monthly reporting, and guidance on MSU’s policies and procedures. They will reach out directly to schedule a kickoff meeting upon award and assist with award closeout upon completion of the project. 

Post award support staff are available for office hours on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm on Zoom.

Post Award Resources

Training Opportunities and Videos

Account Explorer Walkthrough

Learn how to navigate Account Explorer, including an account overview, payroll review, expense review, and subaward summaries.

How to Certify an Effort Report

This tutorial teaches you how to certify your effort report, or your delegate’s effort report.

Human Research Protection Program

This training is required for anyone involved with human subject research.

Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship

Michigan State University’s Office for University Outreach and Engagement is pleased to host the seventh annual Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship. We welcome community-engaged scholars and practitioners with interests in community-engaged research and community-engaged teaching and learning, including service-learning, informal learning, and community-engaged research in courses. Through interactive workshops, field trips, lightning talks, case studies, panel discussions, and individual consultations, Summer Intensive participants explore big-picture issues related to community engagement in a learning community setting and develop strategies and plans for their own successful engagement activities. Application Deadline: April 5, 2024. Cost is $550 for MSU participants.

Frequently Used Links

Event Support Request

This link allows you to request support for hosting events, such as a conference, meeting, or workshop.

Guest Travel Request

This link allows you to request assistance for booking guest travel.

Invoice Payment, Purchase Order, and Reimbursement Request

This link allows you to submit requests to pay invoices, process purchase orders, or request reimbursement for out of pocket expenses.

Student Hire/Termination Request

This link allows you to request hiring and termination of student employees.

Supplies Order Request

This link allows you to request supply purchases on an MSU purchasing card.

Survey Approval Information

This link redirects you to the survey policy with instructions for survey submission and approval.

Temp/On Call Hire/Termination Request

This link allows you to request hiring and termination of temporary and on-call employees.

CGA Resources

Account Explorer

This site gives an overview of the account balance, payroll, expense summary, and subaward data.

Effort Report

This link will take you to the effort reporting portal.

Essentials of Research Administration

CGA course on managing sponsored projects and training videos for sponsored projects.

International Project Resources

Additional resources for international projects, including budget preparation, subaward guidance, and regulations.

PI Portal

The PI portal gives an overview of current and past projects.

Sponsor Information

This site provides information on several common sponsors.

MSU Resources

Contract and Grant Administration (CGA)
CGA supports the financial and contractual administration of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts. Activities include assigning account numbers for new awards, reviewing transactions for compliance, sponsor billing, financial reporting, and award closeouts.

Controller’s Office
Travel policies and procedures, Payroll Department, and Financial and Cost Analysis.

Enterprise Business Systems
This site provides links to access the Kuali Financial System (KFS) for processing transactions, the SAP human resources system, and Business Intelligence reports.

MSU Libraries – Open Access Publishing

This site provides information and resources for open access publishing.

Office of Regulatory Support

ORRS assists with compliance regulations and university policies and oversees several programs, including the Animal Care Program, Environmental Health and Safety, Export Control and Trade Sanctions, and the Human Research Protection Program.

Office of Research and Innovation

ORI provides support for research and innovation through seed funding, grant proposal support, protection and licensing of intellectual property, and other initiatives.