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


February 16 – The Nuts and Bolts of Proposal Preparation and Award Management

Location: SJSU Research Foundation, 4th Floor Conference Room
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 usually involve several individuals including the principal investigator, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and others working closely together to meet deadlines and all requirements of the sponsoring agency. This workshop will focus on building the bridge between principal investigators, OSP, and the departments to facilitate effective project management of the proposal and the award.

The Nuts and Bolts of Proposal Preparation and Award Management Presentation


March 14 – The Proposal Review Process Revealed

Location: Instructional Resource Center (IRC), Room 210
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Are you considering submitting a proposal to NIH? Maybe you are already developing your proposal. Are you curious about the criteria NIH uses during the review process? Whether you are currently developing an NIH proposal for submission, planning to submit to NIH in the future, or just want to learn more about the proposal review process, you will not want to miss this informative workshop. During this session Dr. Marc d’Alarcao, Associate Dean for Research, College of Science, Chemistry Professor, successful principal investigator, and reviewer for federal agencies will provide an inside look at federal proposal review sessions and share insight on how to best position your proposal for success.

The Proposal Review Process Revealed Presentation


April 13 – NSF Insights and Updates

Location: SJSU Student Wellness Center, Conference Room
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

So you have selected a National Science Foundation grant that matches your research idea, you have thoroughly read the RFP, and you have begun developing your proposal. Now you have more questions . . . . How can I ensure that my proposal aligns with NSF’s goals? Should I contact the program officer directly? What assistance can program officers provide? During this workshop Dr. Julio Soto, SJSU Biological Sciences Professor, successful principal investigator, and former NSF program officer will share insights into the role of agency program officers and the expert guidance they can offer researchers. Dr. Soto will also provide important agency updates and offer tips on how to write a competitive NSF proposal.

NSF Insights and Updates Presentation

NSF Insights and Updates Workshop Recording


May 10 – Colleague, Collaboration, Connection

Location: MLK Library, Room 225
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come and meet colleagues at this fast-paced mixer that will introduce you to the amazing variety of expertise and research activities of the SJSU faculty and staff. You will have the opportunity to have brief one-on-one discussions about your research interests and efforts with most attendees in timed intervals. Near the end of the workshop there will be additional opportunities to have longer discussions with potential collaborators to set the stage for moving forward with your successful colleague collaboration connections.





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