The Midwestern State University Proposal Development Grants program is intended to support faculty in the biomedical/biobehavioral sciences as they prepare and submit a research grant proposal to an external funding agency. The program provides grants-focused professional development opportunities on grant writing and one-on-one coaching and editing. Previous recipients of intramural grants are encouraged to apply for Proposal Development Grant funds when their research is developed to a level that would justify support from external agencies, though having been awarded an intramural grant is not a requirement for this program.
Proposal Development Grants are competitive, and awards made are contingent on the availability of funds as well as the quality and quantity of applications received.

Important note on eligibility:

For the current cycle, eligibility is limited to faculty pursuing research in the biomedical sciences. The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) has received funding for this grant program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Program Consortium (DPC), and NIH funding cannot support research outside of those categories. However, the DPC definition of biomedical research is relatively broad and encompasses many disciplines within the life sciences, engineering, health professions, physical sciences, social sciences, and others.. For more detail, please visit the DPC biomedical majors list, and reach out to OSPR with any questions.

Proposal Development Grants - 2022-2023
Deadlines and Contact Information
  • Deadline for Application: This program has a rolling deadline, and faculty may apply at any time. However, priority will be given to proposals received by November 7, 2022, and the program will be closed when all funds are awarded. To see if the program is still open and accepting applications, contact Brittany Norman in OSPR (
    • Priority Deadline: November 7, 2022
    • Regular deadline: Rolling—proposals accepted anytime as long as award funds are still available.
  • Submission method: Apply using the submission web form.
    • Note: You must log in to access the survey using your MSU faculty email address ( and current password.
    • Confirmation emails may be captured by MSU’s spam system. You can also download a copy of your responses
  • Award period: Up to 12 months from Notice of Award issuance, but no later than April 30, 2024.
  • Contact Information: Email Brittany Norman at with any questions.
Request for Proposals and Application Materials: