Weekly Memo of Announcements and Funding Opportunities – Oct. 19, 2017

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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
A digest of updates, announcements, and significant funding opportunities Oct 19, 2017

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Featured Announcement

ORSP Training

Who? Faculty and Administrative Staff interested in learning about Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

What? Two hour training session broken into pre- award and post- award (i.e. before submitting the proposal and after getting the award) Both sessions will be covering the same material. 

When? Session 2: Tuesday November 7 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

Where? Faculty Commons (LIB 286)

Please RSVP to jmankus@sfsu.edu which date if interested in attending; the sessions will be identical. 

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Changes to Proposal Submissions in FY2018

The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) is notifying members of the research community of important changes to the core program solicitations effective in calendar year 2018. You are strongly encouraged to read the Dear Colleague Letter and the Frequently Asked Questions for complete details and contact your program officer for specific questions.


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2018 Carnegie Fellows Competition

Image result for carnegie corporation of new yorkFor 2018, the competition is focused on the areas listed below (full details attached) and SFSU is allowed to nominate two people, one junior (Ph.D. 2007 or later) and one senior scholar.  Nominees must be US citizens or permanent residents. Complete details can be found here. Formal applications are due at the Foundation by November 17th. 

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ORSP Training

When? Session 1: Wednesday October 11, 2017 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Where? Faculty Commons (LIB 286) 

Please RSVP to jmankus@sfsu.edu which date if interested attending; the sessions will be identical. 

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ORSP Small Grant Presentation

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) invites the campus community to the annual Research Roundup. This stimulating event highlights the work of the ORSP Individual/Collaborative grant awardees. Come discover the wonderful scholarship and research happening on our campus.

Join us from 12:30 to 4:30 PM on October 10, 2017 in Library 121. 

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Other News & Events

Video of the Week: What is Innovation? - Science of Innovation

More videos10 Things PIs need to know about Managing Grants

Grants Management Tip of the Week

Many Grant Administration Forms Have Changed

Please rely on our website for the most up-to-date versions of all grant-related forms (follow the Forms Library link). Many forms have changed recently due to Uniform Guidance and the new calendar year.

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 for grant seekers

Pivot Funding Research Tool

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. ProQuest also provides Pivot customers with training webinars here. Questions and comments to Jessica Mankus, Grant Development Specialist, jmankus@sfsu.edu


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