Welcome Back from ORSP

Welcome Back!

As we begin this semester, I wanted to reach out and welcome everyone back for the new academic year.  We are excited to see all the interesting and engaging projects ramping up around campus, and ORSP is here to help you find external support for them.  A few reminders, it is helpful to everyone if could submit a PI Checklist as soon as you identify a funding opportunity for which you like to submit a proposal including federal, state, local, or foundations.  Also, please remember to speak with our talented HR team prior to hiring students or staff on your current grants.   We need to make sure all prospective employees fill out the required paperwork including I-9 verification before they actually start work related to the grant.

If you would like to find external support for your work, we have two practical ways to help you get funding.  First, we offer access to Pivot, and with this powerful database, you can search funding opportunities related to your research interests using simple keywords (remember start broad and refine as you go).   You can also make an appointment with our gifted Grant Development Specialist, Jessica Mankus, and/or me.   We can assist in identifying funding opportunities, discussing your ideas (are they fundable, what is reasonable for the grant you wish to apply for, etc.), and even offer to read through drafts as you craft the best possible proposal.

Finally, I’m pleased to announce that our extremely hardworking and dedicated faculty submitted 318 proposals last fiscal year resulting in a large increase of external grant support in comparison to the previous year. The majority of grant funding coming into SFSU goes directly to tuition, stipends, and salaries of our students, faculty and staff, and ORSP is here specifically to help bring in more funds to support the Gator community so please do not hesitate to contact our office.   ORSP is excited to assist your research, scholarship, and creative activities at SF State.

Go Gators!

Michael Scott

NSF Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter - Auguest/September 2017

NSF has revised eligibility standards by adding the new subcategory
Institutions of Higher Education (IHE). Special instructions have been added
for international branch campuses of IHEs. Specifically, if a proposal includes
funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a U.S. institution
(including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the
proposer must explain the benefit(s) of performing (part or all) of the project
at the international campus. Further, the proposer must justify why the
project activities cannot be performed at the U.S. campus.


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Campus Census on Researchers interested in Big Data and Health

There is a growing community of scholars interested in "Big Data" and issues related to health and healthcare on this campus.  There are also several campus initiatives to foster "Big Data" collaborations, including the Big Data and Health Cluster and Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab (SOUL Lab). To better facilitate collaboration​, The Big Data and Health Cluster and Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab (SOUL Lab) invite faculty to respond to a short survey​ to connect with these on-going initiatives.

If you would like to know more about this survey, please contact Dr. Sepideh Modrek, Assistant Profressor of Business,

2017 ORSP Small Grant Program Awardees

The ORSP Small Grants Program fosters the professional development of investigators and creative artists at San Francisco State University by supporting original projects that contribute significantly to the professional achievement and growth of applicants.





Su-Jane Hsieh Accounting College of Business
Kathleen Mortier Special Education & Communicative Disorders Graduate College of Education
Christen Sasaki Asian-American Studies College of Ethnic Studies
Grace Yoo Asian-American Studies College of Ethnic Studies
Tiffany O'Shaughnessy Counseling College of Health and Social Sciences
Susan Zieff Kinesiology College of Health and Social Sciences
Hsiao_Yun Chu Design and Industry College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Martha Kenney Women & Gender Studies College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Laura Moorhead Journalism College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Scott Siegel International Relations College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Johnny Symons Cinema College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Nicole Adelstein Chemistry College of Science and Engineering
Jonathon Stillman Biology College of Science and Engineering

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Upcoming PCORI Applicant Webinars

If you're interested in applying for a PCORI funding opportunity, consider attending one of PCORI four upcoming webinars, which will provide tips on how to submit responsive applications.

Tuesday, July 11, PCORI Dissemination & Implementation Funding Opportunities Webinar

Wednesday, July 12, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Delivery for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) Applicant Town Hall - Cycle 2 2017

Wednesday, July 12, Symptom Management for Patients with Advanced Illness Applicant Town Hall - Cycle 2 2017

Monday, July 17, Cycle 2 2017 LOI Submission Webinar

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