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Office of Research


SmartGrant is KSU's electronic grants management system that streamlines the grant submission, award, and management process. On the preaward side, Principal Investigators (PIs) are able to develop budgets, upload documents for review, and initiate electronic routing. Once issued an award, PIs have access to live expenditure data in a user friendly way.

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

Upcoming Training Sessions

Thursday, November 5, 2015 @ 3:00pm - Marietta B-015

Preaward: This 90-minute workshop introduces principal investigators to the pre-award side of the SmartGrant system. Topics covered include: creating a new proposal, creating a proposal budget, routing your proposal for approval, and getting your proposal submitted. This workshop is taught in partnership with the Office of Research.

Monday, November 9, 2015 @ 3:00pm - Marietta B-015

Preaward: See description above.

Support Materials

KSU's University Information Technology Services (UITS) provides 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 Creating a Proposal (PIs)

One-page Quick Reference Guide for Approvers

Reference Guide 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