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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!

Updates & Tips

August 11, 2015: College of Science and Math - CSM Dean requires one week to review a proposal, so it is best to start routing at least 2 weeks before the due date!

March 17, 2015: Make sure you always start routing at least a week before your deadline and inform OR if your Chair or Dean is out of the office and has someone filling in.

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 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