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OSRP is Moving!

The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs is moving. We’re relocating to another convenient location on the 3rd Floor of the Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB). During our office renovation and relocation we will continue to be available via email, phone, Teams and Zoom meetings, with the ability to submit, receive and manage your grant activities. If you prefer to schedule an in-person visit please contact us for an appointment.



NSF Virtual Grants Conference

The National Science Foundation (NSF) held its Fall 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference during the week of October 4-8, 2021. The conference was designed to give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. Program officers provided up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answered attendee questions.

If you were unable to attend the virtual conference, all presentations, handouts, and webinar recordings will be posted on NSF’s policy office website. Additionally, all webinar recordings will be posted on NSF’s YouTube page.


NIH Virtual Grants Seminar

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is bringing back the NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, directly to your computer from November 1-4, 2021. This seminar is designed for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, NIH experts provide a few sessions that are designed for participants that are more advanced and are focused on more in-depth polices and processes.

Learn more about the seminar here, and free registration is here.

Upcoming Hispanic Serving Institution Grant Deadlines


Funding Success with Hispanic Serving Institution Grants

Learn more about recent grants and how centering diversity, equity and inclusion has provided new opportunities for students and educators.


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University Joins National Push to Diversify and Grow Cybersecurity Workforce

MSU Denver is one of just 11 institutions taking part in the National Security Agency (NSA) grant-funded Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative.


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High School Students Find "Pathways to Possible"

A new MSU Denver grant-funded program helps recruit students from rural and underserved communities, and provides support needed to succeed in college and their careers.


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Boldly Going Where Few Universities Have Gone Before

New Lockheed Martin contract provides MSU Denver community with paid research and learning opportunities in space-related fields and beyond.


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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.


New Requirement for Principal Investigators

To comply with best practices for grants administration, potential PIs are now required to complete a Proposal Summary. This is a tool to assist PI’s to ensure that all items of a grant proposal have been addressed with the appropriate departments, chairs, deans, supervisors or directors. This tool must be filled out with approvals in place prior to submission of any proposals. Complete information with a link to the tool is available on the OSRP Authorization to Submit page.

Research Continuity Plans for PIs

In response to COVID-19, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs has instituted a university-wide Research Continuity Plan for all active grants as part of their grants management plan.  We are requiring that all Principal Investigators on currently active grants work with their grant support staff to complete Research Continuity Plans in an effort to best prepare for, and anticipate, any interruptions in program progress as a result of COVID-19. For instructions, please refer to our Research Continuity Plan.

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 – #350

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