Monthly Memo of Announcements – September 20, 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 September 20, 2018

2018 NIH Regional Seminar – San Francisco, Oct 17- Oct 19

The National Institutes of Health will be hosting the Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in San Francisco, CA. Registration is OPEN for the 2-day Seminar, Optional Workshops, and the hotel room block.

Click here to read more.


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!


Check it out: The California State University Entertainment Alliance (CSUEA) is headquartered at San Francisco State!

The CSUEA serves as a go-to resource for ALL Cal State students on the CSU’s 23 campuses who aspire to a career in entertainment arts & media BUT this CSU Chancellor’s Office initiative is hosted by and based here at San Francisco State University.

Learn more:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) Core Programs Solicitations

How long will it take to receive a decision on my proposal? When is the best time to submit? What will happen to proposals that come in at the end of the fiscal year?
Common questions answered on the NSF BIO FAQ page.

Visit today!


Geography & Environment graduate student receives CSU Trustees’ Award
2018-2019 SF State Research and Scholarly Activity Fund Awardees Announced

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, 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!



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