Workshops Spring 2014

NSF Framework for Improving STEM
February 20, 2014

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) includes in its goal support for fundamental science and engineering and is tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in a wide range of scientific areas, from astronomy to zoology. In addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports "high risk, high pay off ideas, and novel collaborations." During this informative workshop, Dr. Ferdinand Rivera, SJSU Professor of Mathematics and (former) NSF Program Director, will provide an overview of the NSF Education Directorate's strategic goals and framework that are designed to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and nurture innovation.

NSF Framework for Improving STEM with Dr. Rivera


Potential Sources of Funding for New or Early Career Faculty
March 13, 2014

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

Most know about NSF and NIH, but other sources of funding are available to support new or early career faculty who seek to advance in areas of research and scholarship. This workshop will focus on the various agencies that support the efforts of new or early career faculty engaged in research.

Funding for New and Early Career Faculty


National Institutes of Health R15 AREA Program
April 17, 2014

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

The National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program supports small-scale research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students at educational institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds. The goals of the program are to "support meritorious research, expose students to research, and strengthen the research environment of the institution." Come to this workshop to hear about program updates and eligibility, and receive tips on how to develop a competitive AREA application.

NIH R15 AREA Program Presentation Final
NIH R15 AREA (Parent) Program Guidelines
NIH R15 AREA Contacts
NIH R15 AREA Summary Sheet


Advanced Budget Workshop
May 8, 2014

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

An important part of writing a successful grant proposal is developing a budget that clearly expresses the cost of your research project. Where do you begin when creating your budget? For example, do you plan to hire students, purchase supplies, rent space, or attend conferences? How will these costs affect your proposed budget? This workshop will be a step-by-step primer on the components of a proposal budget and how best to build a budget in response to an RFP (request for proposal). Major line items in a typical budget will be discussed in detail. Important topics such as salaries, cost-sharing, facilities and administrative costs, and allowable costs will be addressed. Come prepared with specific budget questions or a proposal budget already in progress.

Advanced Budget Workshop
Budget Sample
Budget Calculations
Budget Justification