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Grant Resource Center (GRC)

OSRP subscribes to the Grants Resource Center (GRC), a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). A subscription to GRC provides you with access to a comprehensive suite of tools, services, and expertise to improve our institution’s success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors. The members-only GRC website serves as a clearinghouse for higher education grant-seeking tools and resources. It provides access to the GrantSearch database, GRC publications and funding guides, and the GRC_News Twitter feed. The website also houses proposal development guides, a library of funded proposals, and a weekly list of federal meetings. To access GRC, please contact Kristin Schneider Baldwin for the User Name and Password (ext. 5008). Click here for more information about GRC.  


Resource Library

A selection of articles on proposal development and principal investigator issues can be accessed through the links listed below:

Becoming a Successful Principal Investigator

Crafting a Sales Pitch for your Grant Proposal by Robert Porter

How Your Grant Proposal Compares

What do Grant Reviewers Really Want, Anyway? by Robert Porter  


Federal Resources

  • Other Useful Links includes many of the sub-directories of the U.S. Departments, Foundations, and electronic funding submission portals that could be used by a proposal developer. 


State Resources

  • The State of Colorado Purchasing & Contracts Office ( provides current and upcoming bid opportunities with the State of Colorado. 
  • The State of Colorado official website includes the Learning and Education section, which provides information on grants and grant opportunities available through state agencies, as well as the the Educators Links to Colorado Education section, which provides access to information and resources on issues of interest to teachers, administrators, librarians, and paraprofessionals.
  • Additional websites for reference and state government information:
    • Colorado Executive Branch
    • Colorado Legislative Branch
    • Colorado U.S. Representatives
    • Colorado U.S. Senators
    • Colorado Boards including the Governors Boards and Commissions, Elected Boards, and License Boards.
    • All Colorado State Departments and Agencies provide contact address and phone numbers of state departments and staff directories. 
  • The Colorado Department of Higher Education provides statistical information on state colleges and universities pertaining to transfers, freshmen admissions standards, student levels for multiple years, and student headcount by race/ethnicity, gender/age, and residency. 


MSU Denver – Institutional Resources

Administration and Finance is a service-oriented division that supports the overall mission and goals of a diverse and dynamic campus community. The division has the following responsibilities:

  • Provides support in the areas of Accounting Services (including Student Accounts and Cashiering), Budget, Facilities Planning, Human Resources, Institutional Research, Retirement Plan Administration, and Internal Audit
  • Develops, evaluates, and supports the human and fiscal resources and the business framework of the University
  • Embraces the institution’s vision for academic excellence and student success by upholding core values of compliance, competence, professionalism, respect, collaboration, confidentiality, and responsiveness
  • Meal Allowance Rates are located under the Office of the Controller

The Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) is the official site of the Auraria Campus, which includes information and services that are part of the AHEC organization. AHEC oversees such services as: Auraria Media Center, Campus Event Services, Campus Police, Classroom Services, Facilities Management, and Parking.  In addition to MSU Denver, AHEC houses our two sister institutions, Community College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver.

The Office of Marketing and Communications exists to build understanding of, and support for, MSU Denver through communication of the University’s unique role and mission, key planning themes and goals, recognition of faculty achievements and expertise, and promotion of student accomplishments and experiences. Included on this site is Brand Central, which houses the University’s branding, identity, and editorial standards.

The Office of Development coordinates private funding for the University.

The Faculty Experts Guide was designed to help journalists find faculty experts to provide perspective on current issues and events. This guide is also beneficial to the principal investigator in obtaining assistance in issues related to grant requirements (e.g. underrepresented populations, literacy, etc.). Many MSU Denver faculty members are leading academic experts and have significant real-world experience in their professional fields that include aviation and aerospace, politics and public policy, criminal justice and criminology, and business.

Institutional Research (OIR) is the official source for all statistical data regarding students, graduates, course enrollment, faculty workloads, and other University characteristics. This department has the following responsibilities:

  • Provides statistical data to state and federal agencies and to internal and external constituents
  • Designs, administers, analyzes, and reports the results of student and alumni surveys
  • Conducts research on national norms and statistics relevant to the University, including peer group analysis
  • Collaborates with other departments to respond to inquiries
  • Acts as an institutional information resource for all units of the University

Procurement is a division of the Information Technology department. This site provides the policies and procedures, equipment and configuration, and ordering of equipment information needed for grant projects. 

The Educational Technology Center (ETC) develops, supports, and incorporates online systems and learning technologies in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and the community. The office provides and maintains a suite of technologies and services for the development and presentation of all campus websites and online courses.


U. S. Government Websites

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