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RETURN of the RAG Mag

We are pleased to introduce the return of the Research Administration Group Magazine, the RAG Mag. In this, and future quarterly issues, we will highlight stories about grants and contracts activities at MSU Denver, with funding opportunities and policy announcements of interest to MSU Denver faculty and staff. Download the Winter 2024 issue.




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OSRP Process Flowchart

Have you ever wondered how this entire grant process works? OSRP has created this process flowchart to illustrate the “cradle to grave” lifetime of your grant. To view the flowchart PDF click here.


Please be advised that all federal, state, and local government grants and contracts must be reviewed, approved, and submitted by OSRP staff.


Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

With a $135,000 seed grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) in 2022, and an additional $500,000 award from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center Program in 2023, 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. For an in-depth look watch MSU Denver President Dr. Janine Davidson visit the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute.



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$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.



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. 

Featured Hispanic Serving Institution Grant Deadlines


2023 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report

The Colorado Talent Pipeline Report is developed by the Colorado Workforce Development Council in partnership with the Colorado Departments of Higher Education, Labor and Employment, Education, Human Services, Local Affairs, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. 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