Monthly Memo of Announcements – August 16, 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 July 19, 2018

Telling a Great Story by Mary Ellen Hannibal
Invitation to a UCSF-SFSU Team Science Event

Please save the date for a faculty networking event to encourage cross-institutional collaboration between the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University. The theme for this third event in the ‘In the Mix’ series is ‘Telling a Great Story’. Seating is limited. Be sure to register soon.
September 6th, 2018
UCSF Parnassus Library, Lange Room

Click here to read more.

2018-2019 SF State Research and Scholarly Activity Fund Awardees Announced

ORSP congratulates the awardees from this year’s SF State Research and Scholarly Activity Funding Opportunity

The SF State Research and Scholarly Activity Fund aims to support the creation of new or ongoing research projects and scholarly activities (including creative works and community-engaged activities) that encourage application to externally funded opportunities and/or bring external recognition to the PI and university

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Proposal Writing Boot Camp, September 11-13 (San Francisco)

This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers:
using a program/project logic model to craft the proposal narrative, researching foundation funding sources, planning your approach to institutional grantmakers, understanding the components of a project budget, and writing sections of the proposal and letter of inquiry.

Click here to read more.

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


Grant Management Tip of the Week

Compliance Resources

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

CSU Travel Policy (revised 01/2018)

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

10 Tips for Grant Management (Richard Male and Associates)

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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