Monthly Memo of Announcements- October 2018

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Monthly Memo of Announcements- October 2018
From the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, SF State

A digest of updates and announcements

October 18, 2018


ORSP Small Grant Symposium 2018


The ORSP small grant symposium will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Join us to celebrate the creative endeavors and research of our esteemed faculty.

Location: Nob Hill Seven Hills Conference Center

Time: 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Click here for more information


SF State professor receives $2.5 million grant to study New Deal’s health impact

Assistant Professor of Economics Sepideh Modrek and Stanford University Assistant Professor of Medicine David Rehkopf are launching a major new effort to study the lingering effects of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. With support from a $2.5 million five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health, they’ll study health outcomes for children whose parents benefited from New Deal programs.

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 NIH Human Subjects Trainings for ORSP

The IRB will no longer be accepting National Institutes of Health (NIH) training certificates in human subject research as of September 26, 2018. because NIH is retiring their online trainings. Our office requires current (i.e. not expired) trainings certificates for all human subjects research protocols and for IRB approvals.

For all new IRB submissions, please complete the CITI human subjects trainings course at

For those who have taken the NIH trainings in the past, please update your certificates related to the ethical conduct of research training through CITI by August 1, 2019.

See announcement for more details


New grant aims to flip stereotypes about scientists, one story at a time

HEI Research Participants needed for Link between Cognitive and Motor Skills in Aging Populations


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 Budgets


Grant Management Tip of the Month

7 Business Day Deadline for Proposals

Your proposal budget, budget justification, and draft proposal narrative must be received by ORSP no later than seven business days prior to the sponsor deadline.

Read proposal submission policy



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

10 Tips for Grant Management (Richard Male and Associates)


Pivot Funding Research Tool


ORSP provides campus-wide access to the powerful, flexible and free funding research tool “Pivot.” Did we mention it’s free?

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


Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this incredible tool!