The San José State University Research Foundation is pleased to announce its spring 2018 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 


February 15, 2018 – Building the Bridge To Facilitate Effective Proposal and
                                  Award Management

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

Proposal preparation and award administration can be challenging and sometimes even difficult undertakings. Successful outcomes require a collaborative "whole team" effort, which usually involves the principal investigator, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and others working together to meet deadlines and all requirements of the sponsoring agency. This workshop will focus on building the bridge between principal investigators, OSP, and various on-campus and Research Foundation departments to facilitate effective project management of the proposal and the award. If you are developing a proposal, planning a proposal submission, have already been awarded and want to learn more about best practices, you will not want to miss this workshop.  


March 15, 2018 – A Retrospective View of Successful Grant Proposals

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 9
Registration Link:

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. Researchers 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?” Please join us!


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