About ORSP

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
1 Normal Avenue
College Hall Room 309
Montclair, NJ 07043

Phone: (973) 655-4128
Fax: (973) 655-5150
Email: orsp@mail.montclair.edu

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides a wide breadth of services of the MSU community, to include:

Pre-Award

  • identifying, assisting and training faculty and staff in locating possible funding sources
  • assistance with institutional, as well as sponsor policies and procedures
  • developing budgets that comply with agency and institutional guidelines
  • reviewing proposals for formatting, accuracy and adherence to sponsor requirements and guidelines
  • completing agency forms, assurances and certifications, providing institutional statistics
  • assistance with online proposal application, and electronic submission
  • holding educational workshops and training activities on proposal development
  • one-on-one meetings with faculty and staff to discuss funding search strategy, proposal development best practices, and feedback from submitted proposals
  • negotiate award terms and conditions with federal and non-federal sponsors

Post-Award

  • assistance with understanding and interpreting complex agency requirements. Eg;  prior approval requests.
  • revising grant award budgets in accordance with sponsor guidelines
  • negotiate continuing awards with federal and non-federal sponsors
  • assistance with non-financial post-award matters, eg; no-cost extension requests
  • assisting with the timely submission of interim and final programmatic reports
  • help in understanding employment procedures and forms, and processing travel requests
  • guidance and assistance in sourcing and purchasing equipment
  • holding regular workshops and training activities on non-financial post-award administration
  • one-on-one meetings with faculty and staff to discuss aspects of post-award management

Updated: May 12, 2012