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Internal Funding

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) coordinates a number of funding programs for faculty at MSU. Questions concerning these opportunities should be addressed to Dr. Katie Echols at facultysupport@research.msstate.edu or (662) 325-3570.

To submit Advancing Collaborative Research Seed Funding, Faculty Leadership Internship Program, and ORED/OIDI Research to Advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access grants, click on the InfoReady link below. 

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Advancing Collaborative Research Seed Funding

Consistent with Office of Research goals to spur interdisciplinary research and establish new partnerships within and beyond the institution, the Advancing Collaborative Research Program (ACR) is meant to encourage both internal and external collaboration; enable new teams and/or new lines of research; and advance high-potential, high-impact activities to the next level. 

The ACR Program enables such opportunities by supporting research and scholarship that is leading-edge, interdisciplinary, and lays the groundwork for centers of excellence at Mississippi State University.

To learn more about submission requirements and review criteria click on the link Advancing Collaborative Research Seed Funding below. The InfoReady submission link is located at the top of the page.

Advancing Collaborative Research Seed Funding

Faculty Leadership Internship Program 

Talent development at all levels is important to the ongoing success of any organization. As part of developing talent and leadership within the MSU research enterprise, ORED offers scores of seminars and workshops throughout the year. The ORED Faculty Leadership Development Program (FLDP) has long been a flagship professional development opportunity helping faculty learn new skills and develop as faculty leaders in research administration.

As a follow-on to the FLDP, ORED is pleased to announce a new initiative. The ORED Faculty Leadership Internship Program (FLIP) will be piloted this year. This is a 6-month program providing faculty an in-depth, first-hand experience that broadens and deepens understanding of the university research enterprise.

To learn more about submission requirements and review criteria click on the link Faculty Leadership Internship Program below. The InfoReady submission link is located at the top of the page.

Faculty Leadership Internship Program

Undergraduate Research Program

The ORED Undergraduate Research Program is intended to foster innovative, faculty-directed research opportunities for undergraduate students. This program is distinct from and complementary to other undergraduate research programs at MSU. A wide range of projects will be considered as long as the budget explicitly supports undergraduate research. The ideal project will engage one or more undergraduate student(s) in meaningful scholarly activity and may produce results that can be incorporated into a publication or presentation or serve as preliminary results for a proposal submission. Applications for undergrad research projects are due in the fall of each year.

Proposals for the 2022-2023 Undergraduate Research Program will be accepted between August 15 and September 15, 2022.  

To learn more about submission requirements and review criteria click on the link Undergraduate Research Program below.

Undergraduate Research Program

ORED Support for Writing for The Conversation

Publishing your work in The Conversation communicates MSU’s scholarly activities to wider audiences and increases the public’s understanding about the types of work being done at MSU. In order to recognize the importance of sharing research with a wide variety of audiences ORED will provide a $500 incentive for any MSU faculty member whose work is successfully published in The Conversation.

To learn more about submission requirements and review criteria click on the link The Conversation below.

The Conversation 

Travel Grants for Program Officer Visits

The goal of the program is to improve the competitiveness of proposals from Mississippi State University faculty and researchers by facilitating interaction with prospective sponsors. Visits with program officers also provide opportunities for faculty members and researchers to provide general information about MSU and their area(s) of expertise. 

To learn more about submission requirements and review criteria click on the link Travel Grants for Program Officer Visits below.

Travel Grants for Program Officer Visits

ORED Quick Grants

ORED Quick Grants may be available on a limited basis to support activities that have a high likelihood of furthering research endeavors, (e.g., may lead to external funding, for data collection, to establish partnerships with a high likelihood of return, etc.).

To learn more about submission requirements and review criteria click on the link ORED Quick Grants below.

ORED Quick Grants 

ORED/OIDI Research to Advance Inclusion Diversity, Equity and Access

The Mississippi State University Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion provide support for grants to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. 

To learn more about submission requirements and review criteria click on the link ORED/OIDI Research to Advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access below. The InfoReady submission link is located at the top of the page.

ORED/OIDI Research to Advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access