Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
MSU Collage Image


Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Morehead State University
901 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Fax: 606.783.2130





The Pre-Award unit within ORSP provides a wide variety of specific services to assist all faculty and staff with external funding, including but not limited to:


  • Faculty and staff consultations
  • Funding source identifications and searches
  • Guideline interpretations
  • Agency contacts
  • Budget development
  • Proposal forms preparation
  • Proposal review and approval routing (this includes critiquing narratives)
  • Proposal submission (electronic and hardcopy)
  • Post award budgets, contracts, and account set-up notification
  • Trouble shooting with PIs, agencies, on-campus departments
  • Education and training workshops
  • Quarterly and annual reports of external grant/contract activity
  • Annual report of earned Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs


Research Integrity and Compliance


The Research Integrity & Compliance unit within ORSP offers a wide variety of services that aid in research compliance and a smooth transition to post-award work, including, but not limited to:

  • Award notifications
  • Contract review and approvals
  • Agency contract negotiations
  • Subcontract development and review
  • Liaison with Accounting & Budgetary Control, Human Resources, Payroll, and Support Services
  • Progress report submissions
  • Oversight of Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects
  • Oversight of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Oversight of Intellectual Property Committee
  • Oversight of Research Misconduct Committee
  • Oversight of Conflict of Interest Committee



Research Enhancement


ORSP offers a number of programs to encourage and facilitate faculty and student research, scholarship, and other creative activities. These programs include:

For Faculty:

  • Research and Creative Productions Grants (up to $5,000) - administered by the University Research and Creative Productions Committee
  • Research and Creative Productions Summer Fellowships ($5,000) - administered by the University Research and Creative Productions Committee
  • ORSP Seed Grants (up to $5,000)
  • Grants Cash Match Fund
  • F&A Reimbursement Incentive Fund
  • Start-up grants for new faculty

For Students:

  • Undergraduate Research Fellows Program
  • Student Research Travel Awards
  • Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship
  • ORSP Poster Printing Service - contact Brenda DeHart at 606.783.9399