Manage an Award

ORSP is ready to assist you in managing your grant.  Our Post-Award services include:

  • request approval to incur pre-award costs or create and advance fund
  • guidance and assistance in sourcing and purchasing equipment
  • help in understanding employment procedures
  • processing travel requests
  • assisting with the timely submission of interim and final programmatic reports
  • revising grant budgets
  • requesting an extension from the agency

Catherine Bruno, the Post-Award Officer, is available to assist you with these tasks.  She can be reached at or at extension 6923.

For questions about the day-to-day financial management of your awards (e.g., incurring expenses, balances, cost-transfers, financial reports, invoices) please contact the Office of Grant Accounting.

Below are links to specific post award issues.  Click on the appropriate link to learn more.

Prior Approval
Click here to learn how to request approval to incur pre-award costs up to 90 days prior to the start date of your federal grant, or to create an advance fund.

Required Responsible Conduct of Research Certification
All faculty receiving NSF grants (and staff and students) must complete the attached responsible conduct of research training online module as soon as a grant is awarded to MSU. They must print certifications to demonstrate that they completed the course.

Post Award Process
Once your grant has been awarded, click here to learn what happens next.

Managing Grant Funds
Click here to learn how to manage your grant funds, understand which costs are unallowable, hire staff and students, review travel policies and procedures, purchase equipment and indirect costs. 

Most funding agencies require some form of reporting.  Click here to find links to several standard report forms required by funding agencies.

Please feel free to contact the Post-Award Officer at extension 6923 if you have any questions.