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Working In Research Administration

Research administration is a broad field involving various types of activities that support sponsored research projects.  Research administrators help faculty navigate the often-complex administrative environment, allowing them to focus their time and energy on their research.

Research administration can involve any aspect of the lifecycle of an award, including:

  • Pre-award proposal review and submission
  • Award negotiation and acceptance
  • Post-award account set-up and modifications
  • Award management
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Technology transfer
  • Award closeout
  • Audits

Research administration can be an exciting and rewarding career that encourages the use of problem solving skills and creativity in a dynamic, collaborative work environment. If you are interested in learning more about working in research administration at MSU, please watch this short video.

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