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Since 2013, MSU’s Office of International Research Collaboration has helped the university receive over $85 million in awards in a wide range of research areas.

OIRC has been instrumental in assisting faculty in receiving funding from sources including USAID, NSF, NIH, USDA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.


Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (USAID)

The GCFSI Mission is to create, test, and enable scaling of effective solutions and evidence-based approaches to a defined set of future critical global trends impacting food systems. The GCFSI is one of eight development labs funded by US Global Development Lab at USAID. This network of labs is creating a vibrant framework of cooperation between development professionals and academia by harnessing the ingenuity and passion of scientists, students, faculty, and entrepreneurs to solve some of the world’s most pressing development challenges. The GCFSI is multi-disciplinary project including faculty from the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Social Sciences.


Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (USAID)

The mission of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) is to help USAID-supported countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to fight hunger, reduce poverty and improve nutritional outcomes through better food policy. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy is funded by an award from the U.S. Agency for International Development as part of the U.S. Government's Feed the Future initiative. MSU's efforts were led by members of the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research (USAID)

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research is a five-year, $13.6 million research and capacity building program (2018–2022) funded by USAID that focuses on grain legumes, including common bean in Central America and cowpea in West Africa.  Building upon the scientific advances and technological achievements of the Bean/Cowpea and Dry Grain Pulses Collaborative Research Support Programs and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research, the program responds to the agriculture development priorities and objectives set forth in the 2016 GFSA. Working alongside with MSU faculty, OIRC served as the primary proposal coordinating office throughout the proposal process.


International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research (NIH)

The team of Dr. Terrie Taylor, MSU University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine, was awarded an $8.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to build on the team's groundbreaking research on cerebral malaria in children. This critical research will continue in Malawi alongside local clinicians and researchers, in an effort to fight the deadly disease that killed an estimated 303,000 children under 5 years of age in 2016.