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Welcome to the SPA Website

How Is this Website Organized?

As part of our commitment to providing excellent client support, our website has been designed to follow the life cycle of an Award to MSU from external entities for MSU projects and programs.  It is our hope that you will find the resources and tools you need to assist you with administrative requirements and related questions, and we invite you to contact us directly if you need further assistance.

The main stages of the life cycle are identified at the top of our website and are also listed below.  As you visit each page, you’ll notice a “Toolbox” on the left side of the screen that shows you tools that may be helpful based on the stage of the life cycle being reviewed.  We have also created a Site Map if you would prefer to find the content in another way.

Life Cycle Labels

We're Here to Help

View of the Hannah Administration Building in Spring

Our staff are here to help with proposal submissions for external funding, award negotiation, and the various stages in financial and administrative management. Many faculty members work with an administrative support person within their unit/department or college and that person then interfaces with our offices.  The staff of SPA, OSP, and CGA strive to efficiently and effectively work with campus in completing day-to-day work, and improving processes and systems in order to support projects and MSU’s Mission.  For SPA/OSP/CGA general contact information and a staff directory, please visit this page or you may call our main line, (517) 355-5040 with questions.  Additionally, if you would like to leave feedback on our website, we encourage you to send an email to Jodi Heliste,

We are thankful to be supporting you and MSU in managing the complex environment of implementing projects or programs while addressing sponsor requirements.  Together, as Spartans, we are finding solutions, getting things done, and making a difference every day!  We look forward to supporting you! 

Twila Fisher Reighley, Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Evonne Pedawi, Director of Contract and Grant Administration
Katie Cook, Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs

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