Sponsored Programs Administration


Twila Reighley
Associate Vice President for Research 
Sponsored Programs Administration
Michigan State University
Hannah Administration Building
426 Auditorium Road, Room 2
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-5040

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Sponsored Programs Administration’s vision is to be a valued partner to support, influence, and elevate research at MSU. Its mission is to facilitate and protect MSU's research enterprise by working collaboratively to provide effective and efficient administration. The office is led by the Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and oversees and supports the following administrative offices: the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Contract and Grant Administration (CGA). SPA promotes integration between the offices and effective and efficient processes. SPA also provides operational and logistical support. Areas of focus include initiating streamlining efforts, listening to the campus community, coordinating educational programs and resources, providing analytics and reporting, and enhancing electronic systems.