Services Offered

The Office of Research Facilitation and Dissemination provides:

  • Grantwriting assistance for approved cross-disciplinary, all-university, or multi-department proposals;
  • Information regarding open grant competitions and RFPs;
  • Travel support for visits to federal and other grant officers for discussion of possible projects (typically matched by a college or department).
  • Direct training and subventions for third-party training. 

Join our mailing list to receive special announcements and information on grant writing and other proposal support workshops.

Download a helpful handout Research and Creative Activity Resources. Updated February 2015. (PDF)

Grant Writers and Support for Services Above:

Shobha Ramanand, Research Specialist
PhD in Organizational & Community Resource Development  from Michigan State University
MSU employee for 20 years, grant writer at VPRGS since 2008
Assisted in grant proposal development across several funding agencies and foundations
Lauren Aerni-Flessner, Research Specialist
Joined OVPRGS staff in August 2014
PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from Washington University in Saint Louis
Graduate and Post-Doc work in Molecular Biology and Genetics (Washington University and State University of New York)

Contact Lori Hudson, director of Research Facilitation and Dissemination at 517-432-4499 to schedule an appointment for any of these services.