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Roles & Responsibilities Guidance for MSU Sponsored Programs

Each of the below links describe the roles & responsibilities of individuals at MSU involved in sponsored programs that run through SPA/OSP/CGA for the identified part of the life cycle. This guidance was reviewed by SPA/OSP/CGA, Sponsored Programs Advisory Committee, SPROUT, as well as, various research administrators on campus.

Proposal Process

Tasks related to creating, reviewing and submitting a proposal.

Award Negotiation

Tasks related to receiving, reviewing, negotiating, and finalizing an award.

FDP Subawards

Tasks related to the review and issuance of new FDP subawards and modifications.

International Subawards

Tasks related to the review and issuance of international subawards.

Account Setup

Tasks related to the set-up of a financial account for a new award in Kuali Research (KR), Kuali Financial System (KFS) and Account Explorer (AE)

Award Modifications

Tasks related to creating, issuing and finalizing a modification.

Audit and Compliance

Tasks related to reviewing RC account expenses for allowability.


Tasks related to timely and accurate reporting of financial and program information.


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