Monthly Memo of Announcements – June 21, 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 June 21, 2018


ORSP Small Grant Recipients Presented Their Research At Google

Professors Anoshua Chaudhuri (Economics), Yeon-Shim Lee (Social Work) and Grace Yoo (Asian American Studies) presented at Google on May 23, 2018 on their research, “Experiences Of Chinese, Filipino, Indian And Korean H1B Visa Workers In The United States: Caring For Family Abroad.” Chaudhuri, Lee and Yoo are recipients of a 2015 ORSP Collaborative Award.

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Three early-career faculty members win prestigious NSF CAREER grant

Three San Francisco State University faculty members have been given the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) prestigious CAREER award this year: Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Xiaorong Zhang and Assistant Professors of Biology Andrea Swei and Scott Roy. The five-year award supports early-career faculty who have the potential to be leaders in both research and education. San Francisco State leads the California State University system in these awards, with 17 winners since the program’s inception in 1996.

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Health Equity Institute gets new director

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, a public health leader, scholar, author and filmmaker, will join SF State as director of the Health Equity Institute (HEI) on Aug. 20. Ramirez-Valles has spent more than 20 years in academia leading educational programs, recruiting and mentoring faculty and doctoral students and, most recently, chairing the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health.

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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

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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