CA Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation Research/Funding Opportunity

CA Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation Research/Funding Opportunity

Link to program announcement

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is offering researchers at CSU campuses an exclusive opportunity to study the use of tablets by inmates for external communication, videos, music, gaming, and coursework (non-credit earning and credit-earning) in their correctional institutions with a budget up to $600,000 over two fiscal years that includes indirect costs.


Interested researchers and research office staff are invited to Question and Answer Conference Calls:

  • December 16 at 1:00 pm
  • December 19 at 10:00 am
  • Conference Call: (888) 251-2909
  • Participant Code: 945579#


If you're interested in applying, please contact Jessica Mankus,


Deadline for Full Proposal Submission: January 31, 2020

  • No formatting requirements 
  • It is highly recommended to include the following:
    • Project Title
    • Project Summary/Abstract
    • Proposed Scope of Work (goals, objectives, research questions, strategy, process evaluation, cost/benefit, methodology, population, analyses, potential problems, benchmarks)
    • Data Required (some data will be provided to the research team by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, other data will need to be collected)
    • Key Tasks and Timeline connected to the Deliverables
    • Detailed Budget
    • Expected Outcomes
    • Key Personnel


Proposals can be submitted by an individual researcher, a team of researchers from a single campus, or a multi-campus team. This will be a deliverable-based contract with the first deliverable due early in fiscal year 2020-2021 (see timeline below).

  • Decision: mid-February 2020
  • First report due: beginning of FY 2020-2021
  • Second report due: December 2020
  • Third report due: Spring 2021
  • Final Project Report: June 2021



More information here




Participate in an NEH Summer Seminar or Institute for Higher Education Faculty

Participate in an NEH Summer Seminar or Institute for Higher Education Faculty

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020


Summer Seminars and Institutes are 1- to 4-week residential programs that support collegial study of significant topics in the humanities and make use of important scholarship and primary resources such as archival documents, artifacts, or historic sites.

Typically, participants develop a scholarly and/or pedagogical project based on the topic. Programs take place throughout the United States, and participant stipends help cover travel and living expenses.

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes

  • focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources;
  • provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching;
  • contribute to the intellectual growth of the participants; and
  • build lasting communities of inquiry.

This year’s programs offer new perspectives on the philosophy of David Hume and Emmanuel Levinas, and the role of imaginal worlds in Buddhism. Other programs cover visual culture from the Civil War Era and the global patterns of empire and decolonization through the lens of radio and sound technology. Those with interests in Latin America could explore social diversity in contemporary Brazilian culture or review archival materials, including maps and pictorial histories, related to colonial Mexico

For a complete list of the seminars and institutes offered this summer, along with eligibility and application requirements, please visit the link below.

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Ed Faculty

Limited Submission: NIH MBRS SCORE PROGRAM (SC1, SC2 and SC3) 2019-2020

SF State Limited Submission Guidelines

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity:  NIH MBRS SCORE PROGRAM: Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Advancement Awards (SC1), Pilot Project Awards (SC2), or Continuance Awards (SC3)

Link to program announcement


To AVP, ORSP & Associate Dean of COSE  for review and approval: November 18, 2019, 9 AM

AVP, ORSP & Associate Dean of COSE  decision: December 7, 2019

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals:  January 14, 2020

Full Proposal: January 25, 2020


Required materials for ORSP submission:

1.    Pre-Proposal REQUIREMENTS:

2.    Summary no longer than three pages in length

3.    All on- and off-campus collaborations

4.    Publications or other indicators of productivity in the past 3 years relevant to this FOA

Program officer(s) contact information
(It is highly recommended that you contact this person early in the process)

Synopsis of offering:

The SCORE program is a developmental program designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty and the research base at institutions with an explicitly stated historical mission and/or a demonstrated historical track record of training and graduating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research.


There are three award mechanisms:


SC1 - Research Advancement Award is for investigators who have a track record of research activity and are seeking to enhance their research productivity to transition to non-SCORE support in a limited period of time



SC2 – Pilot Project Award is for investigators who are at the beginning stages of a research career, applying for their first independent award, and who are interested in testing a new idea, or generating preliminary data



SC3 – Research Continuance Award is for those investigators who have been engaged in scholarly research and published, and who seek to continue to conduct competitive research of limited scope to increase their publication records and eventually transition to non-SCORE support




Since San Francisco State University can submit only a limited number of proposals, we have a pre-proposal procedure in place to decide which proposals can go forward. If you like to submit a proposal to any of the MBRS SCORE mechanisms – SC1, SC2, or SC3 – for the January 25, 2020 deadline, you must submit a pre-proposal to both Michael Scott (, Jessica Mankus ( and Uschi Simonis ( the latest by November 18, 2019, 9 am for evaluation by the SCORE Executive Committee. Please refer to the attachment for additional information on the requirements for the pre-proposal. There are slots available for the upcoming submission deadline.


Please contact Uschi Simonis if you have any question regarding the MBRS SCORE pre-proposals or this funding mechanism (, 415-338-1656, TH 111A).


Eligibility as stated by sponsor


Keywords: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, STEM
Questions about this limited submission opportunity:

For CoSE PIs: Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE),
All other units:  Michael Scott, AVP for Research, ORSP,



October 25, 2019, 12:30 – 4:00 pm, Faculty Commons (Library 286)


12:30 - 1:00
Lunch and Opening Remarks

Provost Jennifer Summit and Associated Vice President Michael Scott


1:00 - 1:10
’Chinaman’ or The Missing Picture—Visualilty and Scientific Racism around 1900

Volker Langbehn, Professor of German, College of Liberal and Creative Arts


1:10 - 1:20
Activating the Visual Archive: Images, People, Excavation Photographs

Doug Bailey, Professor of Anthropology, College of Liberal and Creative Arts


1:20 - 1:30
Uncover the Ghosts: Deep Learning based Spammer Detection on Twitter

Hao Yue, Assistant Professor Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering


1:30 - 1:40
When Steel Made Dreams: The Story of Durable Inequity in Chicago’s Steel Industry

Venise Wagner, Associate Professor of Journalism, College of Liberal and Creative Arts


1:40 - 1:50
Segmentation of Japanese Rescue Dog Behavior Data: A Markov-Switching Model Approach

Rex Cheung, Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, College of Business


1:50 - 2:00
Search Queries: Investigation into the Structure of ‘Simpler’ Languages

Anastasia Smirnova, Assistant Professor of English Language & Literature, College of Liberal and Creative Arts


2:00 - 2:10
Lexico-Grammatical Alignment in Metaphor Construal

Jenny Lederer, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, College of Liberal and Creative Arts


2:10 - 2:20
Bilingual Language Rehabilitation after Stroke

Teresa Gray, Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Graduate College of Education


2:20 - 2:30
Fostering Well-being in the Face of Racism and Sexism: Examining Protective Strategies for African American Women

Tiffany O’Shaughnessy, Associate Professor of Counseling, College of Health and Social Sciences


2:30 - 2:40
Seismic Performance of Seismically Isolated Sustainable Structure

Jenna Wong, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, College of Science and Engineering


2:40 - 2:50
Cultural Brokering: Exploration of a Novel Concept in Special Education

Kathleen Mortier, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Graduate College of Education


2:50 - 3:00
Transformative School Counselor Leadership & Critical Data Inquiry

Molly Strear, Assistant Professor of Counseling, College of Health and Social Sciences


3:00 - 3:10
Using Machine Learning to Better Understand the Clinical Prognostic Features and Landscape of Immunosequencing

Tao He, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, College of Science and Engineering


3:10 - 3:20
Mechanism of fructose diffusion in sugar transporter via computational microscope

Anton Guliaev, Professor of Chemistry, College of Science and Engineering


3:20 - 3:30
Motion, Light, Space: Combining Analogue and Digital Moving Image Installation

Alexander Nevill, Assistant Professor of Cinematography, College of Liberal and Creative Arts


3:30 - 3:40
Design of New Metamaterials

Pino Trogu, Associate Professor of Design, College of Liberal and Creative Arts


Closing Remarks



CSU Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Request for Proposals

CSU Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Request for Proposals
Deadline: November 13, 2019

Synopsis: The ARI solicits proposals and funds applied research projects that support our mission to make California’s food and agricultural systems more resilient and sustainable. Agriculture is a multi-disciplinary field, and faculty from any discipline are welcome to apply.

Funding: Projects are limited to $150,000 per year for up to three years ($450,000 maximum award).  Please note a pre-proposal is required for the system competition, with a deadline of Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Consult the FY 2019-2020 RFP for further details. To learn more about the ARI program and what has been funded by the program, please access our annual reports and project abstracts.


Questions about this opportunity:

David W. Still,, 909.869.2138
Jessica Mankus, Grant Development Specialist, ORSP,