Monthly Memo of Announcements – Apr. 19, 2018

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From the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, SF State

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
A digest of updates and announcements Apr 19, 2018


$3.2 million grant supports SF State study of childhood obesity disparities

Associate Professor of Health Education Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh has been awarded a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how federal and state nutrition policies and community environments affect childhood health.  

Over the next five years, Sanchez-Vaznaugh and her team, including researchers at the University of Michigan, will investigate whether the policies — which attempt to improve school nutrition standards and reduce childhood obesity — are effective across different racial/ethnic populations. The study will also evaluate whether the policies are more effective when children attend school in neighborhoods with healthier food options than in neighborhoods with more fast food outlets.

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Request for applications for the SF BUILD 2018 mini-grants

SF BUILD is seeking SF State faculty applicants whose research relates to health inequalities in communities in San Francisco. Proposals should involve SF State students and encourage a sense of giving back to communities. A UCSF faculty collaborator is required*. Priority will be given to proposals that address issues of social justice and health inequalities that are relevant to SFSU students and their communities. Mini-grants of up to $40,000 each will be awarded to 4 successful applicants! Aug. 14 is the deadline. 

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Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase

The Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase is an annual exhibition of the diverse work of SF State’s graduate students. Each year, more than 150 graduate exhibitors create poster displays depicting the purpose, methods and results of their research or creative projects. All are welcome to the Main Gym between 3 and 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, to see and be inspired by these talented students’ innovative work.


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UCSF-SFSU Team Science Event

Please join us on May 3rd, 2018 from 5:00- 7:00 PM at the UCSF Parnassus Library, Lange Room for an evening team science event to encourage cross-institutional collaboration between the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University. For this second of our new ‘In the Mix’ series, developed to foster faculty interaction between UCSF and SFSU and support a research collaboration pipeline between the two institutions, the theme is ‘Broader Impacts’. Click here to register.

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Eisman Award for Engaged Scholarship

Named in honor of Dr. Gerald (“Jerry”) Eisman, a new Eisman Award for Engaged Scholarship provides university-wide recognition of highly engaged community-based scholarship collaborations that positively impact both the community and research/creative works endeavors.  This award was announced at the ICCE Awards Ceremony on April 12, 2018, and the first nomination process will begin in Fall 2018.  Jerry Eisman is former Director of ICCE who has a long-standing reputation as a change agent and demonstrates active involvement in the community.  The Eisman Award for Engaged Scholarship will be given annually to one full-time, tenured/tenure track faculty or lecturer who has research or creative scholarship as part of their required duties. 


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Making Slides

“There is more than one way to give a good talk, and there is more than one way to make “good slides” or—better—make good use of slides and other material you might want to show people. So the things I’ll talk about and especially the specific techniques I’ll discuss are selected from many good ways to present yourself and your work. Presenting is a two-sided process, where you should be comfortable with what you are saying (and how you’re saying it), on one side, and where your audience should be able to follow along and understand your message, on the other.” – Kieran Healy

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Grant Management Tip of the Week 

10 Common Grant-Writing Mistakes (The Chronicle,01/04/18)

10 Tips for Grant Management (Richard Male and Associates) 

If you are applying for a grant…

  • Review the funding opportunity announcement to confirm appropriateness and eligibility
  • Tell ORSP you want to apply by filling out our online PI CheckList
  • Consider contacting the Program Officer to discuss suitability of idea(s)

Stay on the Route to Successful Grant Submissions

Free Online Workshops

 Introduction to Finding Grants

• Introduction to Proposal Writing

• Introduction to Project Budget

ORSP provides campus-wide access to the powerful and flexible funding research tool “Pivot.”

With a few easy steps, you can sign up for a Pivot account, link it to a pre-populated profile (or create a new one), and instantly find funding opportunities. For step-by-step instructions on getting started with pivot follow the steps here.  

For how to get the most from Pivot check out their YouTube channel:

Still have questions please contact Jessica Mankus


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