Monthly Memo of Announcements – July 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 July 19, 2018

Troubled Waters?

As climate change looms, SF State’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center monitors the health of the Bay

"Paradise Drive” is the name of the road leading to San Francisco State’s Estuary and Ocean Science (EOS) Center. It lives up to the name, meandering along the northeastern edge of the Tiburon Peninsula with forest on one side and clear views of the San Francisco Bay on the other.

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SF State researcher explores how information enters our brains

SF State Associate Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella, one of four authors on a new study that examines how sets influence what we end up thinking about.

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Wider access to HIV prevention drugs still needed

SF State Associate Professor of Sociology Rita Melendez and three other researchers reviewed 10 years of scientific literature, 47 studies in total, to examine why the virus is still infecting people and to identify possible solutions. Their analysis was published in the journal AIDS and Behavior in June and will be presented at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam later this month.

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Professor Ruotolo to Head to Ghana on Fulbright Scholarship

Humanities Professor Cristina Ruotolo will spend the coming school year in Ghana after winning a Fulbright scholarship. Dr. Ruotolo, Director of San Francisco State’s School of Humanities and Liberal Studies, will study Ghanaians’ relationship to American literature and culture at University of Ghana in Legon.

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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

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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