San Jose State University
Students sitting on lawn in front of Tower Hall
August 19, 2022
Greetings from the Office of Research

Welcome back to campus! As we start the 2022-2023 academic year, I am excited to share with you new programming from the Office of Research that aims to increase individual and collaborative opportunities for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA). Read on to see the RSCA in Five series, internal SJSU funding initiatives, workshops, and more. Our first workshop of the year is on August 30, and will cover funding programs for the year. See workshop details in the News from Research Development section below and click the RSVP button to register. Modeling collaboration, I want to highlight a new workshop series detailing how to design, set up, and run a thriving RSCA space or lab here at SJSU—our new RSCA Administration Training Four-Part Series for Principal Investigators will be delivered in February 2023. Complete all four and get a “certificate of completion” that comes with $500 into your SJSU Research Foundation RSCA account. Finally, if you are unsure of the role of the various RSCA support units at SJSU, please check out our Grant Lifecycle Graphic.

Additionally, look for a detailed announcement of our new RSCA Cafés series toward the end of August. Starting the first week of September, we will be hosting this new initiative with the purpose of creating a space for interdisciplinary collaborations around several different broad RSCA themes of interest to scholars across campus. For each RSCA café theme, there will be a series of three sessions with increasing focus: (1) areas of interest and collaborative intersections, (2) exploration of potential collaborative projects, and (3) developing project groups and pairing with Research Development support to guide a funding plan. This year’s themes are Social Justice and Equity, Sustainable Futures, Human Health, Technology and Ethics, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Smart Cities/Smart Living.

Have a fun and productive year!

Richard Mocarski
Associate Vice President for Research

News from Research Development
Internal SJSU Funding Initiatives Workshop — Plan to Join Us!
Join us Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for a virtual Internal RSCA Funding Initiatives Workshop. Associate Vice President for Research, Richard Morcarski will present the numerous Office of Research internal initiatives for academic year 2022/23, including; RSCA Seed Grants, Level-Up, University Grants Academy (UGA), and the VPRI Mid-Career Fellowship. Following a brief presentation, AVPR Mocarski and the Research Development team will be available to answer faculty questions.
Internal Funding Initiatives for the 2023/24 Academic Year

Visit the SJSU Internal Funding web page to learn more about upcoming internal funding opportunities. All Office of Research internal funding initiatives for the 
2023/24  academic year, including due dates and notification dates are represented in the figure below.
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For detailed program-specific information and application requirements, visit the websites listed below.
Meet the NSF SBE Program Officer — Now a Virtual Event!
NSF_4-Color_Resized.pngSan José State University is delighted to host a special virtual informational session with Dr. Enrique Pumar, National Science Foundation (NSF) program officer from the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). The session, originally planned as an in-person meeting will now be a virtual  event for SJSU and CSU faculty, as well as other Northern California faculty, and will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with a special session for SJSU faculty only at 12:45 p.m. During this session,  Dr. Pumar hopes to demystify NSF, and motivate all faculty working in areas funded by SBE to apply for agency funding. He specifically hopes to encourage researchers to apply to SBE’s Build and Broaden program. 
Announcing the Research Development Grant Getting Workshop Series for Fall 2022

Research Development provides a series of grant getting workshops to help faculty on the path to RSCA funding success. Please note that the fall workshops will be virtual. View the workshop schedule below and click the link(s) to register. A calendar invite with a Zoom link will be sent via email after you RSVP.

Visit the Faculty Workshops and Training web page to view the complete list of upcoming workshops and previous workshop recordings.
RSCA in Five Faculty Short Talks for AY2022/23!
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Join us on October 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for  our first Fall 2022 RSCA in Five faculty short talk —  Big Data and Data Science! We live in the world of large and complex sets of data. The multidisciplinary field of data science explores new modes of data-driven discovery in many fields including health, the social sciences, science, and engineering.

We welcome talks on data science, its intersectionality with artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity and national security, the ethics of data generation and data mining and privacy, and using data analytics and data visualization to solve real-world problems.

This will be a hybrid event—hosted online via Zoom and in-person at the SJSU Student Union, Ballroom 3. Food will be served to ballroom attendees.
NEW: RSCA Administration Training Four-Part Series for Principal Investigators — Coming February 2023!

Management of your personal RSCA enterprise at SJSU can be complex and somewhat challenging. Beginning  February 2023, Research Development (RD), Research Compliance (RC) and the SJSU Research Foundation Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will offer a four-part workshop series that will equip you with the knowledge you will need to successfully navigate the process. The series will include the following: (1) planning your lab or RSCA space and mentoring and hiring students, (2) contract negotiation, (3) compliance and ethical issues, and (4) managing your grant post award in compliance with applicable regulations. Complete all four virtual workshops to receive a certificate of completion and $500 added to your SJSURF RSCA account. 
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Need Help Finding Funding?
Pivot is now SJSU’s go-to tool for finding funding. It is a comprehensive funding opportunities database that features customized funding searches, funding opportunity tracking, deadline alerts, and more. Pivot is available to faculty, staff, and students.

Explore Pivot. You will need to create a new account with your SJSU login information. Do not sign in using the “Institution’s Credentials” option. This year there are four workshops on how to use Pivot to manage your scholarly identity and how to create custom funding searches that enable you to track your specific RSCA interests.

Plan to Attend a Managing Scholarly Identity and Using Pivot

Four workshops are planned for the 2022/23 academic year. Register for the workshop that you wish to attend. All workshops will be virtual. A calendar invite with a Zoom link will be sent via email after you RSVP.

Review Curated Searches and Curated Lists 
Searches and lists of strategic funding opportunities of general relevance to SJSU faculty are now available anytime. Just sign in to Pivot or access the opportunities via the links below. Opportunities are also posted on our RD General Funding web page.

Arts and Humanities | Education, Economics, and Community Development | Health and Human Sciences and Social Sciences | Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math | SJSU Strategic Grants
Strategic Grants Highlights for the Month

Humanities & The Arts
NEH | Collaborative Research
$25K-$250K | Deadline: November 30, 2022

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

NSF | Computer and Information Science and Engineering Minority-Serving Institutions Research Expansion Program (CISE-MSI Program)
(SJSU is eligible to participate as a collaborator with an eligible lead institution.)
$400K-$1.2M | Deadline: February 10, 2023

Minority Serving Institutions & Underserved Communities

DOD (Army) | Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)

$250K-$1M | Deadline: Open Continuously until April 30, 2024


Newly Released Limited Submissions 


NSF | Expanding Capacity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (Track 2)
Note: Up to two (2) Track 2 proposals per lead institution are allowed.
The Limited Submission process only applies to Track 2 proposals.
There are no limits on the number of Track 1 proposals.
$5M | Internal SJSU Deadline: November 4, 2022 | Sponsor (required) LOI Due: February 03, 2023 | Sponsor Deadline: March 03, 2023

DHHS | Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
$350K | Internal SJSU Deadline: January 20, 2023 | Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2023

RSCA Tip of the Month
Use Successful Proposal Examples to Help you Write a Better Proposal!

SJSU faculty may now request access to see successful proposals written by fellow SJSU faculty members who have volunteered their proposals to benefit others. We currently have proposals for NIH and NSF. We are growing this profile and could use additional examples. Contact your RD Specialist or email us at OfficeofResearch@sjsu to share your successful proposal. Your work will only be accessed by verified SJSU faculty as "read only," and will be not be downloadable or printable.

Also be sure to check out Open Grants, a growing, searchable open repository of funded (and some unfunded) proposals. There are currently over 250 proposals posted from many U.S. and some international funding agencies and foundations.

Research Compliance News


New Reporting Policy for NIH Awardees

As part of their commitment to fostering safe and healthful working environments, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a new policy for NIH recipient institutions. As of July 8, 2022, SJSU is required to notify NIH when individuals identified as PI or other Senior/Key personnel on an NIH award are removed from their position or otherwise disciplined by the recipient institution due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation, or hostile working conditions.

To discuss discrimination or harassment based on (but not limited to) age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation, you can contact the Office for Equal Opportunity at 408-924-2250.

The SJSU Title IX and Gender Equity Office is committed to protecting all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, stalking, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. If you or someone you know has experienced sex discrimination or sexual misconduct, please file an online report or contact the Title IX Office at 669-877-0620 for resources and assistance.

Further Reading

Research Foundation Updates
New Faces at the SJSU Research Foundation

Please join us in welcoming two new members to the SJSU Research Foundation team!

Jalyn Pambid
Administrative Assistant –  Central Office Administration & Human Resources

Stephanie Hober
Pre-Award Manager –  Office of Sponsored Programs
New Research Awards

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
Yu Chen
— School of Information Systems and Technology: An Interdisciplinary Approach to AI Education for Social Good | Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Connie L. Lurie College of Education
Saili S. Kulkarni
— Special Education: Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers | Sponsor: University of Houston

Office of Research
Richard Mocarski
— Office of Research: The Spartan SBDC | Sponsor: Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation

College of Professional & Global Education
Lili Luo
— School of Information: Expanding Access to Research Training for Academic Librarians (IRDL Online) | Sponsor: Loyola Marymount University

College of Science
Frank Huynh 
— Biological Sciences: Regulation of Mammary Gland Development by Sirtuin 4 | Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Walter Adams
— Biological Sciences: Microbial and Host Factors that Promote Epithelial Disruption and S. pneumoniae Transit out of the Lung | Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Alberto A. Rascon Jr.— Chemistry: Understanding the Functional Roles of Newly Identified Serine ‘Orphan’ Proteases and Two Chymotrypsins in the Aedes aegypti Midgut | Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Laura C. Miller-Conrad — Chemistry: Blocking Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide-Resistance in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa | Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Nicholas Esker — Chemistry: HIPPO: Horizon-broadening Isotope Production Pipeline Opportunities | Sponsor: Texas A&M University

Nicholas Esker — Chemistry: RUI: Targetry Development and Nuclear Structure Studies Near 100Sn | Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Craig B. Clements, Adam Kochanski — Meteorology & Climate Science: EAGER: Observing Extreme Fire Behavior in Canyons | Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Craig B. Clements, Amanda Stasiewicz, Adam Kochanski, Kate Wilkin — Meteorology & Climate Science: IUCRC Phase 1: San José State University: Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center (WIRC) | Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Miguel Valero — Meteorology & Climate Science: Quantitative Measurement of Wildfire Behavior in the Field: Leveraging Remote Sensing for Reproducible Observation and Improved Understanding | Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Ross P. Clark — Moss Landing Marine Laboratory: Planning for Predicted Sea Level Rise Within the Salinas Valley | Sponsor: Coastal Conservation & Research

Scott L. Hamilton, Richard M. Starr — Moss Landing Marine Laboratory: California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program – Monitoring and Evaluation of California Marine Protected Areas | Sponsor: CA Natural Resources Agency

James Harvey, Scott Benson — Moss Landing Marine Laboratory: Contract for Services to Support Leatherback Monitoring | Sponsor: Upwell Turtles

Timothy P. Stanton — Moss Landing Marine Laboratory: Long Term Observations of Upper Ocean Fluxes and Pycnocline Diffusivity in the Canada Basin Buoy Instrumentation | Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

Edward Thornton — Moss Landing Marine Laboratory: Coastal Land-Air-Sea Interactions- Thornton Portion | Sponsor: Office of Naval Research

College of Social Sciences
Metha Klock — Environmental Studies: Broadening Opportunities for Underserved Students to Engage in Ecosystem Restoration | Sponsor: Mid-Peninsula Region Open Space District

Jonathan Daniel Gomez
— Mexican American Studies: The Cultural Work of Poetry: A Reading, Writing, and Community Discussion Series in San José, CA | Sponsor: California Humanities

Evan Palmer
— Psychology: Mobile Device Thermal Comfort – Study #2 | Sponsor: Google, Inc.

Sean P. Laraway
— Psychology: Test Subject Recruitment Office – Task Order No. 2 | Sponsor: ASRC Management Services

Sean P. Laraway
— Psychology: Human Systems Integration: Collaborative Human Factors Research to Improve Safety, Efficiency, and Reliability of NASA Aeronautics & Space Missions | Sponsor: NASA

Shishir Mathur, Hilary K. Nixon
— Urban & Regional Planning: Impact of Innovative Financing Tools on the Production of In-Fill Housing and Reduction in VMT | Sponsor: California State, Air Resources Board

Provost & VP Academic & Student Affairs
Vincent Del Casino, Feruza Amirkulova — Provost’s Office: ADVANCE Partnership: Kindling Inter-University Networks for Diverse (KIND) Engineering Faculty Advancement in the California State University System | Sponsor: California State University Fresno

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Last Updated Sep 22, 2023