Laneika Musalini

Welcome Dr. Laneika Musalini

Laneika Musalini, Ed.D, was named Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs. She comes to the University with more than 20 years of experience in research and grants administration. Most recently, she was the director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Columbus State University in Georgia. Like many Roadrunners, Dr. Laneika started her higher education at a community college. She went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Anderson University, a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Clemson University and a doctorate in Higher Education Executive Leadership with a focus on Economic and Workforce Development from Wingate University. She also holds certificates in Project Administration, Grant Writing and Diversity in the Workplace. Dr. Laneika joins MSU Denver remotely from her home in South Carolina. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Laneika to the OSRP team!





2021-2022 OSRP Annual Report

Please join us in congratulating the MSU Denver faculty and staff who have been successful in securing external grant funding from public and private agencies to support their endeavors. Please take a moment to learn about their exciting, impactful, and innovative sponsored research and other projects. Click here to download the 2021-2022 OSRP Annual Report.


Pisces Program v2

$500,00 Colorado Attorney General’s Office grant supports PISCES cybersecurity program

For sophisticated hackers, small government agencies and local institutions can seem like sitting ducks. And while the federal government and major corporations all have generous budgets to fund monitoring and protection, most smaller organizations and civic institutions simply do not. Through PISCES, student analysts provide a monitoring service, and when they spot anything suspicious, they escalate it immediately to the National Cybersecurity Center. Read the full story in MSU Denver’s RED.



Space Tech Scholars v2

US Department of Education grant funds Space Tech Scholars

For the majority of the aerospace industry’s existence, its workforce has been a fairly homogenous landscape. With a five-year, $2.9 million Department of Education Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions grant, MSU Denver created its SpaceTech Scholars program to help support underrepresented students and diversify pathways into the industry. Read the full story in MSU Denver’s RED. 



Hawkins Grant

$1.5 million workforce grant for the School of Education

Metropolitan State University of Denver is launching a new effort to grow and diversify Denver’s teacher workforce with the help of a $1.5 million federal grant. MSU Denver’s School of Education is one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program. Read the full story in MSU Denver’s RED. 



Fulbright Scholars

Top Fulbright-producing Institution

Metropolitan State University of Denver is among the nation’s top Fulbright Scholar-producing institutions in 2022-23. The University is one of only six master’s-degree-granting institutions in the country to produce three or more Fulbright scholars. Read the full Early Bird story. 





Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

With a $135,000 seed grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the MSU Denver Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute  has partnered with other higher-education institutions on the Auraria Campus to create the Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence. Read the full story in MSU Denver’s RED.

Featured Hispanic Serving Institution Grant Deadlines

Butterfly art piece in Science building

National Science Foundation STEM Workforce Report

Individuals in the STEM workforce make important contributions to improve a nation’s living standards, economic growth, and global competitiveness. This National Science Foundation (NSF) report, The STEM Labor Force of Today: Scientists, Engineers, and Skilled Technical Workers, details aspects of the U.S. STEM workforce, including growth, demographic makeup, earnings, and unemployment. Read the report.


Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Supporting faculty and staff fundraising goals

Phone: 303-605-5297

Email: [email protected]

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB)
890 Auraria Parkway
3rd Floor – #342

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP)
Campus Box 4
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362