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Office of Research

Welcome to SmartGrant

The Office of Research has implemented an electronic grants management system (SmartGrant) to streamline the grant submission, award, and management process at KSU. Principal investigators (PIs) will have access to live expenditure data in a user friendly way. On the preaward side, PIs will be able to log into the system, upload documents, and initiate electronic routing.

Go to and log in with your KSU netID and password to get started!

Updates & Tips

November 10, 2014: A joint Preaward and Postaward training session will be held November 18 @ 9am. Please sign up on OwlTrain to attend the session.

July 28, 2014: PIs, always communicate with your Chair and Dean to make sure you are providing all the documents needed for approval, e.g. an abstract, complete budget, budget justification. Although electronic routing can be started before these items are complete, your Department may require them before approving.

March 6, 2014: SmartGrant is now available to PIs and approvers for electronic routing.

Support Materials

KSU's Information Technology Services (ITS) has documentation to help you navigate SmartGrant. Please contact the Office of Research with any questions concerning the use of SmartGrant or proposal development.

Step-by-step guide to entering proposals in the system

1-page Quick Reference Guide for Approvers

Reference Booklet for Approvers

New User Request Form
* Complete and email to the Office of Research if you do not have access to SmartGrant using your KSU netID.


Kelly Millsaps

Proposal Submission Coordinator

Carolyn Elliott-Farino

Executive Director, Office of Research