Toolkits & Templates

Every proposal is unique. The following are examples and resources the Office of Research Development can provide or assist with for your specific proposal.

Please contact us to request these and similar tools and resources.

Project Design Resources

  • Logic Model Examples & Templates
  • Objectives Worksheets
  • Evaluation Plan Resources
  • Outreach & Engagement Information
  • White Paper Templates
  • Contacting Program Officers Guidance
  • Timeline/Responsible Party Grids and Charts

Proposal Preparation Tools

  • Boilerplate language (where appropriate)
  • Sample proposal excerpts (if available)

Agency-specific Guidance & Checklists

Administrative Resources and Forms

  • Proposal packaging and submission checklist
  • Subaward information request template
  • MSU OSP internal procedures and documents

Budget Guidance and Resources

  • Standard templates
  • Justification samples
  • Category Planning Worksheet
  • NIH Modular v. Detailed Budgets
  • Archive Budget-Related Workshops

Personnel Documents

  • Biosketch template & instructions
  • Current & Pending Support Forms (C&P)
  • NSF Collaborators & Other Affiliations Template (COA)
  • SciENcv Instructions

Supplemental Document Templates & Resources

  • Data Management and Sharing Plans
  • Letter Templates
  • NSF Post-Doc Mentoring Plan
  • Human Subject Study Record docs
  • Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources
  • Specific Aims