Workshop Archives

Below are links to the educational workshops presented by the Research Foundation over the past five years.

Advanced Budget Workshop
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. (05-08-2014)
Advanced Budget Workshop Presentation
Budget Sample
Budget Calculations
Budget Justification

 

Budget Basics: Developing Budgets for a Successful Proposal
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 a request for proposal (RFP). Each of the 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. (09-24-2010, 03-07-2012, 10-11-2012, 10-10-2013)
Budget Basics Presentation

 

Compliance Topics (including RCR, FCOI, IACUC, IRB)
SJSU and SJSU Research Foundation administrators will provide clarification and updates on important compliance issues related to external funding for research, training, and community service programs. Topics will include: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI). (05-08-2013, 11-07-2013)
Compliance Topics Presentation
Animal Subjects and IACUC
IRB Compliance
IRB Decision Charts


Federal Funding Landscape: Anticipated Status of Funding from Federal Agencies
Dr. Richard Dunfee from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities located in Washington, D.C. has been invited to SJSU to share insight into the current and anticipated status of funding from federal agencies. (03-11-2013)
Federal Funding Landscape Presentation
SJSU Success

 

Focus on Post Award and Human Resources
Meet the key post-award staff members who can assist you with managing the expenditure of your awarded funds. Managing externally funded accounts varies depending on the source of funds. The Research Foundation's post-award services are designed to help you focus on your project, rather than on its administration; however, there are policies and procedures that all account holders need to know. This workshop will help account managers of both research and self-support programs become familiar with SJSU post-award procedures—from how to get reimbursed to how to hire new employees and assign them to payroll. (02-09-2009, 3-19-2010, 11-06-2012, 12-03-2013)
Focus on Post-Award and HR Presentation

 

Funding Agency Program Officers
In many instances federal agencies suggest that principal investigators contact program officers before submitting a proposal for federal funding. This workshop will help you prepare for and learn how to confidently approach funding agency program officers for approvals and information you may need to submit successful proposals for external funding. Dr. Jerry Flanzer, Associate Dean of Research, Office of Graduate Studies & Research will present and moderate. (02-20-2013)
Funding Agency Program Officer Presentation

 

Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship: Panel Session
This session will introduce SJSU faculty to essential information about intellectual property and its relationship to entrepreneurship. Dean Belle Wei and AVP Pamela Stacks will provide opening remarks, followed by a review from industry experts on how to protect creative work, and the importance and relationship of IP to funding ventures. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. Lunch will follow beginning at noon. Please note: This session is intended for SJSU faculty and will be limited in size. Please RVSP early.

The SJSU Research Foundation is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this panel session in collaboration with the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. (02-20-2009)

 

Introduction to the SJSU Research Foundation
Each year hundreds of funding agencies partner with the Research Foundation to engage SJSU faculty and other university specialists to perform basic and applied research, public service and community projects, consulting, and other specialized educational activities. This workshop will focus on how the Research Foundation is organized to help you locate and apply for external funding, as well as explore potential partnerships within the academic community. Learn how the Research Foundation and the SJSU Office of Graduate Studies and Research work together to enable and promote externally-funded programs. Meet the key staff members who can assist you with locating resources for your research and scholarly projects. (02-03-2012)
Introduction to SJSURF Presentation

 

Introduction to the SJSU Research Foundation - Focus on Pre-Award
Each year hundreds of funding agencies partner with the Research Foundation to engage SJSU faculty and other university specialists in basic and applied research, public service and community projects, consulting, and other specialized educational activities. This workshop will focus on how the Research Foundation is organized to help you locate and apply for external funding, and how to explore potential partnerships within the academic community. Learn how the Research Foundation and the SJSU Office of Graduate Studies and Research work together to enable and promote externally funded programs. Meet the key staff members who can assist you with locating resources for your research and scholarly projects. (09-20-2012, 09-19-2013)
Introduction to SJSURF, Pre-Award, Presentation

 

National Institute of Health (NIH) R15 AREA Program
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. (04-12-2010, 04-17-2014)
NIH R15 AREA Program Presentation
NIH R15 AREA (Parent) Program Guidelines
NIH R15 AREA Contacts
NIH R15 AREA FAQs
NIH R15 AREA Summary Sheet

 

NSF Distinguished Visitor: Dr. Ferdinand Rivera
Come meet Dr. Ferdinand Rivera, SJSU Associate Professor of Mathematics and expert in mathematics education, who is currently serving as Program Director in the Education Directorate of the National Science Foundation. The first part of Dr. Rivera's presentation will focus on the program solicitations offered by NSF's Division of Research on Learning. Part two of this session will focus on proposal writing: what to write, and how to write a competitive NSF proposal. Attendees will also learn about NSF's proposal review process. Note: Dr. Rivera's most recent grant award is the prestigious NSF Career Grant, for which he received $509,000. (03-09-2009)
Getting to Know the NSF Education Directorate

 

NSF Framework for Improving STEM
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. (02-20-2014)
NSF Framework Presentation
FAQs - NSFIES

 

NSF TUES (formerly known as CCLI)
The NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) program supports efforts to create new learning materials and teaching strategies; develop faculty expertise; implement educational innovations; assess learning and evaluate innovations; and conduct research on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. Twelve TUES awards have been received by SJSU faculty since 2000. This workshop will focus on guidelines, budget forms and frequently asked questions about the program. (03-08-2010)
NSF TUES Presentation
Proposal Routing and Approval Form
Proposal Content and Forms Chart

 

Online Tools for Sponsored Programs
From locating funding sources to submitting a grant proposal, sponsored programs activity is increasingly occurring through electronic means. At this workshop, we will demonstrate how to utilize resources such as the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) and Community of Science (COS) to locate funding opportunities. We will also cover the SJSU Research Foundation Funding Alerts system and the University Experts Database. Learn how to submit proposals using web-based sponsor systems such as Grants.gov. (05-05-2010, 12-11-2012)
Online Tools Presentation

 

Potential Funding for New and Faculty Early Career Faculty
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. (03-13-2014)
Potential Funding Presentation

 

Proposal Review Sessions Revealed
Dr. Marc d'Alarcao, Biochemistry and Chemical Biology Professor, as an experienced Principal Investigator and reviewer for federal agencies, will provide an inside look at federal proposal review sessions. This workshop will provide insight on how to best position your proposal for success during evaluation. (05-10-2010, 04-17-2013)
Proposal Review Sessions Presentation

 

Room to Negotiate: Practical Strategies for Positive Results
We are pleased to present Bradley Davis, AAVP for San Jose State University’s Office of Faculty Affairs and his workshop on negotiating skills. Participants in the workshop will learn about interest-based and positional negotiation and acquire a pragmatic framework to prepare for and conduct meetings, implement agreements and track progress. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the interests, constraints, and perceptions of the parties to negotiation, and learn to listen, empathize, communicate, engage and negotiate successfully. This workshop will benefit all faculty, staff and students of SJSU. (04-03-2009)

 

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are the federal government's largest R&D grants/contract programs targeted to the small business community. With over $2.5 billion available annually, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are a source of seed capital to help fund the development of promising new technologies. SBIR/STTR funding can also serve as a pathway to equity financing. This overview will cover a number of aspects about SBIR and STTR that may be of interest to faculty. Presenter: Charles Eason, Director of the Solano College Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
SBIR/STTR Presentation

 

Special Grants Resource Center (GRC) Workshop
Dr. Richard Dunfee, Director of the Grants Resource Center (GRC), will present a special workshop at SJSU for faculty and staff interested in pursuing external funding for research, education and service projects. The GRC is part of the American Association for State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of the FY 2010 funding priorities of federal agencies with particular emphasis on the areas of Energy and Sustainability, Science and Engineering (including STEM), the expanding and interdisciplinary field of Health Informatics, and the Humanities. Stimulus bill funding will also be discussed. The second part of the workshop will focus on grant writing, covering proposal “do’s and don’ts” from perspectives of sponsoring organizations and proposal reviewers. (10-15-2009)

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Submitting Your Proposal through the SJSU Research Foundation
Each year hundreds of local, state, and federal agencies, businesses, and private foundations partner with the Research Foundation to engage SJSU faculty and other university specialists to perform basic and applied research, public service and community projects, consulting, and other specialized educational activities. This workshop will focus on how the Research Foundation is organized to help you locate and apply for external funding, as well as explore potential partnerships within the academic community. Learn how the Research Foundation and the SJSU Office of Graduate Studies and Research work together to enable and promote externally-funded programs. Meet the key staff members who can assist you with locating resources for your research and scholarly projects. 09-01-2010

 

Write Winning Grants Webinar
In collaboration with CSU Chico, we will webcast this widely acclaimed seminar that comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects important to the proposal-writing process. It is designed for faculty members and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training / mentoring or personal experience. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. Participants are taught to organize their presentations into a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. Strategies designed to garner a fundable priority score from each kind of audience are presented. (10-01-2010)  See links for additional information:
Grant Central
Writing Winning Grants Agenda
Proposal Content and Forms Chart

 

Working with Funding Agency Program Officers
In many instances federal agencies suggest that principal investigators contact program officers before submitting a proposal for federal funding. This workshop will help prepare you prepare for and learn how to confidently approach funding agency program officers for approvals and information you may need to submit successful proposals for external funding. Dr. Jerry Flanzer, Associate Dean of Research, Office of Graduate Studies & Research will present and moderate. (05-17-2012, 02-20-2013)
Working with Funding Agency Program Officers Presentation

 

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