The San José State University Research Foundation is pleased to announce its fall 2017 workshop schedule. 

To register for a workshop, click the registration link below the workshop description or send a registration request to

Lunch will be provided to those who register by the workshop’s registration deadline. 

For more information about a workshop, please contact Brenda Swann at 408-924-1414
or Carmina Som at 


September 21, 2017 – Nuts and Bolts of Student Research Sponsored by Community and Industry Partners—A Case Study

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

It has been shown that fruitful relationships between the university and community and for profit partners are often multi-faceted. Such relationships offer students early exposure to the creative world of research, as well as hands-on employment experience and active community involvement. San José State University educates students in both fundamental theories and real-world examples. As such, we look to these community partners and partners from various employment industries for opportunities to help position our students for future employment, to inspire and motivate them to continue making impactful community contributions, and to prepare them to continue engaging in meaningful research. In this workshop we will hear from successful faculty researchers engaged in current sponsored projects that demonstrate these synergistic relationships.

Workshop Recording


October 19, 2017 – New Routing Procedures and Required Forms

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Are you planning to submit a proposal within the next month, two months or even sometime in the future? Do you have questions about the proposal forms you will need to complete to ensure a smooth and successful submission? Do you need clarification on the latest compliance rules? Sponsoring agencies often require the completion of forms or certifications specific to your project. The California State University system also has specific requirements that may also be applicable to your proposal. Come to this hands-on workshop for one-on-one assistance with the common proposal forms and requirements you will encounter during your proposal submission. Whether this is your first submission or even if you are a seasoned researcher, you will not want to miss this “just-in-time” informative
hands-on workshop.

Workshop Recording


Proposal Submission Timeline Chart
Proposal Preparation Checklist
Proposal Routing and Approval Form with Instructions
Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form - 1
Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form - 2
California Form 700-U
IRB/IACUC Commitment Form
Cost Share Commitment Form


November 16, 2017 – A Retrospective Review of Successful Grant Proposals

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In this interactive workshop, experienced researchers will offer a retrospective review of grant proposal development and project management. They will “walk back” through their pre-award and post-award experiences and provide insights from various aspects of their journey from their proposal development and submissions to successfully obtaining grant funding. They will share lessons learned, including insights on administrative and programmatic support, challenges, and resolutions, best practices for working with agency program managers, strategies for handling re-submissions, obtaining and incorporating relevant feedback, effective project management, and more. In a nutshell, this session will give workshop attendees the opportunity to ask these knowledgeable, successful researchers this critical question, “If you were submitting your proposal today, given your experiences and the availability of tools and resources, what would you do differently?” Mark your calendars and do plan to attend this very valuable, interactive workshop.


SJSU Research Foundation Workshop Archives

Spring 2017 Workshops
Fall 2016 Workshops Spring 2016 Workshops
Fall 2015 Workshops Spring 2015 Workshops