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Updated Tables for Estimating GRA Stipends & Tuition

The Vice President for Research Office has updated the graduate student tables for budgeting stipends and tuition.  These rates are to be used immediately in proposal budgets to external sponsors.

The tuition rates per credit differ between Non Engineering/Computer Science and the Engineering/Computer Science disciplines.  Remember to take this into account when budgeting for one (1) credit.

The updated stipend and tuition tables can be found on the VPR forms page at:

GRA Stipend Rates

GRA Tuition Rates


Educational Session: Review of Foreign National Restrictions on Awards

The Vice President for Research Office will hose an educational session entitle, “Review of Foreign Restrictions on Awards” from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26th.  The session will be in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.  Registration begins today and ends on April 24th.

This session will help faculty and staff understand and address foreign national restrictions when conducting research.  Topics covered will include:  managing technical data, intellectual property and proprietary materials; defining and working with foreign nationals, publishing and teaching; and exporting and licensing considerations.  A Counterintelligence representative form the Defense Security Service will give a brief presentation, and representatives from the FBI, NCIS and DoS will also be in attendance.

Register now to reserve a seat!

Desserts and beverages will be provided, please bring your own lunch.

If you have any questions, please contact Ramona Englund at 487-2654 or rlenglun@mtu.edu


Change in Internal Deadline for January 23, 2017 submissions

Due to the large number of proposals expected to be submitted to sponsors on January 23, 2017, the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) finds it necessary to adjust the internal proposal deadline for this specific date only to two working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.  The additional time will allow for our analysts to perform sufficient review of all proposals to ensure sponsor deadlines are not missed.

The internal deadline for those proposals due to sponsors on January 23rd will be January 19th at 7:00 a.m.  In order to apply the revised deadline equitably to all PI’s, proposals sent to SPO after the internal deadline will not be submitted to sponsors.


Holiday Hours for the VP for Research Units

The  Vice President for Research Office (VPR), Sponsored Programs Office (SPO), Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA), Research Development (RD), Sponsored Operations Office (SOO), Compliance, Integrity & Safety (CIS), Occupational Safety and Health Services (OSHS), Institutional Analysis (IA), Budget Office and Innovation and Industry Egagement (IIE) all will be CLOSED on the following dates:

Monday, December 26th

Tuesday, December 27th

Wednesday, December 18th

Thursday, December 29th

Friday, December 30th

Regular office hours of 8:00-5:00 will resume on Monday, January 2nd.


Change in Internal Deadline for January 13 submissions

Due to the large number of proposals expected to be submitted to sponsors on January 13, 2017, the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) finds it necessary to adjust the internal proposal deadline for this specific date only to three working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.  The additional time will allow for our analysts to perform sufficient review of all proposals to ensure sponsor deadlines are not missed.

The internal deadline for those proposals due to sponsors on January 13 will be January 10 at 7:00 am. In order to apply the revised deadline equitably to all PI’s, proposals sent to SPO after this internal deadline will not be submitted to sponsors.