Weekly Memo of Announcements – Jan. 25, 2018

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From the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, SF State research.sfsu.edu

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
A digest of updates and announcements Jan 25, 2018
Featured Announcement

ORSP Weekly Funding Opportunities 

As we’ve mention this year the memo will be split. The funding opportunities will now come directly from Pivot, if you haven’t claimed your profile now is the time to do so.  Remember you can use your SFSU ID and password to log-in to Pivot.  If you have any trouble please let Jessica Mankus know.

The former Weekly Memo will now become a Monthly Memo highlighting research and scholarship by our faculty and students, news, events, and announcements from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. If you have a story you’d like to share please e-mail Jessica Mankus (jmankus@sfsu.edu).

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ORSP Weekly Funding Opportunities  

To see the new funding opportunities provide to you, you’ll need to claim your Pivot profile here.

If you’re not using Pivot  to search for funding opportunities now is the perfect time to start.

What’s Pivot?

See the easy guide in the next section to learn how to create/claim your profile using your SFSU ID.


Professor studies challenges for same-sex couples

Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc is the co-author of two new studies examining the unique stressors affecting same-sex relationships. In the first study, recently published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, LeBlanc and colleagues conducted in-depth interviews with 120 same-sex couples from two study sites, Atlanta and San Francisco, and identified 17 unique pressures that affect LGB couples. Those range from a lack of acceptance by families to discrimination or fears of discrimination at work, public scrutiny, worries about where to live and travel in order to feel safe, and experiences and fears of being rejected and devalued. The second study, just published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, finds that feelings of being in a "second-class" relationship are associated with mental health issues, such as greater depression and problematic drinking.

Click here to read more.

Estuary & Ocean Science Center launched

San Francisco State University’s Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies has announced the launch of a new research and service organization, the Estuary & Ocean Science (EOS) Center. The EOS Center will serve as one of the world's leading sources of scholarship on marine and estuarine environments, a dynamic, hands-on center for learning, an innovative training ground for future scientists and a trusted public source of knowledge about San Francisco Bay and the California coast. With the launch of the EOS Center, the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies has changed its name to the Romberg Tiburon Campus while the EOS Center carries on the environmental studies mission.

Click here to read more.

Grant Management Tip of the Week 
10 Common Grant-Writing Mistakes (The Chronicle,01/04/18)

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 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: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProQuestPivot

Still have questions please contact Jessica Mankus jmankus@sfsu.edu.


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