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Spring 2024 Research Administrator Spotlight Award Nominations Due March 29!

The offices of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and Contract and Grant Administration (CGA) would like to encourage excellence and exemplary service by recognizing unit research administrators who go above and beyond. The recipient(s) of this semiannual award will be recognized in an article in the SPA Newsletter and will receive a plaque and a financial award as a token of our appreciation.

Banner image annoucing the Spring 2024 Unit Research Spotlight Awards.

Nominees must be MSU employees that meet three or more of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates a consistent ability to make a significant, positive impact within their department/college/unit, fostering the research mission of the University and providing the Spartan Experience in their daily activities.
  • Demonstrates a consistent commitment in providing expert service to MSU faculty and researchers, and continues to develop strong, positive working relationships with faculty, colleagues and central research offices.
  • Provides effective and efficient administration while adhering to procedures, policies and regulations.
  • Exemplary recognized resource who contributes to campus research administration (RA), RA education, or RA improvement efforts, which could include presenter/collaborator for ERA, or contributing member of SPAC, RASIC, SPROUT, or ISAW*.

The next recipient of the Research Administrator Spotlight Award will be featured in the Spring 2024 edition of the SPA Newsletter. Please access the nomination form here.  Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 29th, 2024. It is anticipated that the recipient will be identified by a Recommendation Panel** and notified in April.

*Essentials of Research Administration (ERA), Sponsored Programs Advisory Committee (SPAC), Research Administration System Implementation Committee (RASIC), Sponsored Program Research Opportunities and University Training (SPROUT), International Sponsored Awards Workgroup (ISAW)

**The Recommendation Panel includes campus and central representatives.

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