Post Award Support

Researchers are encouraged to contact Casie Hansel in the ComArtSci Office for Research for assistance in grant management and award support. Casie Hansel can assist researchers with all post award activities between the time an award/account is established and when the closeout process begins. This includes budget monitoring, allowable expenses, reviewing grant activities, hiring employees, salary allocations, prior approvals, financial reporting, and budget oversight and projections. It is our goal to meet with our PI’s on a monthly bases to review grant activities.


2.5 month summer pay limit

The College of Communication Arts & Sciences has elected to utilize the university guideline of 2.5 months max as our practice.

ComArtSci Research subject payments College Policy

Participating in subject payments requries prior approval via your GPM and department chair before funds will be made available. Contact your GPM to review processess and procedures.

ComArtSci Research Travel

Any travel must be preapproved prior to makin any travel arrangements. Contact your GPM to begin the preauthorization process.

Prior Approvals

Throughout the project period, it may be necessary to make changes to the project that require approval from the awarding agency/grantor.

Needed, Received and Used

Expenditures that occur close to the project end date need to be reviewed with the "needed, received, and used" concept.

Effort Reporting

Documentation MSU uses to validate the percent of salaries charged or cost shared to projects funded from the Federal Government, the State of Michigan, or other agencies, as applicable.

Federal and State Cost Policy

MSU’s interpretation of federal/state requirements. Assists faculty and staff in determining allowability of costs under federal and state sponsored programs.

Award Closeout

The closeout of a restricted (RC) or unrestricted (RG) sponsored program award finalizes the MSU project account and closes it in the university financial system.


  • Responsible Conduct of Research Policy
  • Grant Hiring Form
  • REU Student Hiring Form
  • Participant Payment Tracking Sheet
  • Web Based Technology Request