Research and Sponsored Programs

Our Mission: To promote learning through encouraging and assisting faculty and staff in their pursuit of external funding for research, scholarship, service and creative endeavors. Mission & Services

Find Funding

Access Grantforward and other grant searching tools, funding alerts, Faculty Research Grants and more.

Proposal Development

Pre-Award, Post-Award, Budget Development and Contracts.

Training and Events

Current training opportunities, events, and workshops to improve your success with grant and contract development.


Forms for processing your funding request.


View the different policies associated with grant funding and contracts.


Make RASP your first contact for project funding.

Mission and Services

Learn more about the Research and Sponsored Programs Department at Mankato State and our Mission.

Affinity Groups

University based Affinity Groups have significant impact both in what they accomplish as a team in terms of research, program development, grant and contract procurement; as well as in the professional growth and success of individual team members.

Research Spotlight

The latest Research Spotlight Newsletter for Minnesota State University Mankato