2018 Carnegie Fellows Competition

Carnegie Fellows Competition 

We are seeking nominees for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows program.  For 2018, the competition is focused on the areas listed below (full details attached) and SFSU is allowed to nominate two people, one junior (Ph.D. 2007 or later) and one senior scholar.  Nominees must be US citizens or permanent residents. Complete details can be found at .

Formal applications are due at the Foundation by November 17th.  In order to identify the two strongest applicants for SFSU, we request that faculty submit a 3-page proposal addressing one of the four broad topics as well as a one-page CV to both me ( and the ORSP grant development specialist Jessica Mankus ( by October 30th.  Once all of the candidates have been identified, a formal selection process will be completed by November 2nd.


2018 Fellows Program Timeline 

September 29, 2017 Call for nominations
November 17, 2017 Deadline for submission of materials by nominees
November 2017–April 2018 Nominations reviewed
April 2018 Winners announced


ORSP Small Grant Presentation 2017

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) invites the campus community to the annual Research Roundup. This stimulating event highlights the work of the ORSP Individual/Collaborative grant awardees. 

Each year the faculty who received ORSP small grants (internal funding) present their research/projects for about 5 minutes then answer questions for another 5 minutes. It’s very interesting learning about the wonderful research and projects happening on our campus.  

Come discover the wonderful scholarship and research happening on our campus.

Join us from 12:30 to 4:30 pm on Oct. 10, 2017 in Library 121.


ORSP Training

ORSP Training

Who? Faculty and Administrative Staff interested in learning about Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

What? Two hour training session broken into pre-award and post-award (i.e. before submitting the proposal and after getting the award)

When? Session 1: Wednesday October 11, 2017 from 9:30 to 11 am

Session 2: Tuesday November 7, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm

Where? Faculty Commons (LIB 286)

Please RSVP to which date if interested in attending; the sessions will be identical.


Sponsor: NIH 

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity: Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Program (SC1, SC2, SC3)

Link to program announcement


Pre- proposal submission deadline: October 2, 2017, 9 AM 

Single PDF document by email to: Michael Scott ( and Uschi Simonis (

NIH SCORE proposal submission date:  January 25, 2018

This call does not apply to SCORE-funded investigators who received priority scores < 40 on prior submissions.  Please contact Uschi Simonis ( if you are in this category.


Required materials for ORSP submission:

  1. Specific Aims page (limited to one page) 
  2. Information on your ability to successfully compete for SCORE funding and your commitment to training students nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research (limited to one page) 
  3. Biosketch – NIH format required (

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


Synopsis of offering: SCORE is a developmental program that is designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty and research base of institutions with a historical mission and/or demonstrated track record of training and graduating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. For more information on the program and the individual mechanisms (SC1, SC2, SC3) see:

Eligibility as stated by sponsor


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Questions about this limited submission opportunity

For CoSE PIs: Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE),
All other units: Susan Pelton, Interim Director, ORSP,

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