Workshops

The San José State University Research Foundation offers grant-related workshops during the academic year. Available handouts and recordings of past worskshops are posted below.

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

October 30, 2019 - The Nuts & Bolts of Proposal Preparation and Award Management

The most successful outcomes during proposal preparation and award administration processes involve solid partnerships and many individuals—the principal investigator, Research Foundation and SJSU staff—working closely together to meet sponsoring agency deadlines and all requirements.

This workshop focused on the collaborative processes that help facilitate successful outcomes during all phases of the research project life cycle including proposal planning and development, award negotiation, award management, and project closeout. 

Workshop Presentation

 

April 10 & 11, 2019 - (Spring Presentation) GRC Presents Research Resources, Trends, Strategies, and Opportunities

GRC Executive Director, Erika Thompson and Program Manager, Willette Fatoyinbo were on campus April 10 and 11 to provide updates on GRC’s research tools and resources, share insights on proposal development strategies and discuss high-priority grant programs. Individual sessions were arranged for researchers to meet with a representative one-on-one to discuss their projects or research goals. Target Audience: Researchers at all experience levels—from new researchers just getting started to seasoned researchers with grant experience. 

April 10Location: SH331 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

April 11 - Locaion: MLK 255/257 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Presentations

GRC Overview with Effective Proposal Development Strategies

Federal Funding Landscape: Funding Trends, Funding Priorities, High-Priority Opportunities

 

 October 17, 2018 – (Fall Presentation) 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.

This workshop focused on the partnership between the researcher and the collaborative effort of the "whole team" throughout research project life cycle. Successful outcomes require the principal investigator, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and others working together to meet deadlines and all requirements from the sponsoring agency. This workshop focused 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. Target Audience: Those who have begun developing a proposal, are planning a proposal submission, or have already been awarded and want to learn more about best practices for award management.

Workshop Presentation

Workshop Recording 

February 15, 2018 – (Spring Presentation) 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 focused 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. Target audience: Those developing a proposal, planning a proposal submission, or have already been awarded and want to learn more about best practices.  

Workshop Recording

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.

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!

Workshop Recording

SJSU Research Foundation Workshop Archives

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