San Jose State University
November 15, 2022

Greetings from the Office of Research

As the semester begins to close, I want to remind you that the Office of Research continues to be available should you require our assistance. Federal funding continues to adapt its goals to best serve the needs of the public. This is evident in the new mandates for data management and sharing disclosure at NIH and in continued investments in minority serving institutions (MSIs) like San José State University. In the coming months, we will provide the information and tools needed for you to navigate these changing requirements. Additionally, we encourage you to explore funding mechanisms designed for MSIs, such as NSF Build and Broaden, National Endowment for the Humanities Awards for Faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions, as well as Department of Defense Research and Education Program (REP) for HBCUs and MSIs. Each of these opportunities align with our mission and promise as an MSI, and could potentially benefit your personal RSCA and the university.

We encourage you to stay informed of upcoming RSCA-related events. One of note is our December 2 in-person RSCA in Five Faculty Short Talks. The theme for the session is Community Engaged RSCA. Please find the event details below. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Research at


Richard Mocarski
Associate Vice President for Research

News from Research Development
RSCA in Five Faculty Short Talks for AY2022/23!
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Join us on December 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for our next RSCA in Five: Faculty Short Talk — Community Engaged RSCA! Much of the research, scholarship, and creative activity (RSCA) on campus is designed to bring educational, economic, and social benefits to our local and global communities.

Are you curious about what your fellow Spartans are working on, and how their RSCA benefits our local and global communities? Now is your chance to hear about this exciting research in short, five-minute talks. Our flagship research, scholarship, and creative activity (RSCA) dissemination series, hosted in person, allows us to showcase our faculty and their work, and creates space for potential research connections and future collaborations. 


When: Friday, December 2, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: SJSU Student Union, Meeting Room 3 A & B


The session will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend the talks in person; however, to maximize networking opportunities, we strongly encourage in-person attendance. The in-person event concludes with opportunities for general group discussions that include the audience, the presenters, and representatives from the Office of Research. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Coming February 2023 — RSCA Administration Training Four-Part Workshop Series for Principal Investigators


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 and efficiently manage your research and creative activities. Whether you have already received a grant, or you are planning a proposal, there are many things to know to be able to design, plan, and manage your personal RSCA within the context of San José State University.

The series will include the following: (1) planning your lab or RSCA space as well as mentoring and hiring students; (2) contract negotiation; (3) compliance and ethical issues; and (4) managing your grant post award in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Attend all four virtual workshops to receive a certificate of completion and $500 added to your SJSURF RSCA account.

Name Changes Announced for NSF's Education Directorate
NSF_4-Color_Resized.pngThe National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced changes to the names of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources and the Division of Human Resource Development. The change is intended "to more accurately reflect and communicate the values and totality of NSF’s work with STEM education including supporting the missing millions — Americans from every background, in each state, who have the potential to participate in STEM — the directorate will now be known as the Directorate for STEM Education, or EDU, and the division will be known as the Division of Equity for Excellence in STEM, or EES."
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Are You Getting The Most out of Pivot-RP?
Pivot, SJSU’s go-to tool for finding funding, is a comprehensive funding opportunities database that features customized funding searches, funding opportunity tracking, deadline alerts, and more. The Pivot tool is available to faculty, staff, and students.

By making just a few changes to your Pivot-RP profile, you can greatly improve the quality and breadth of recommendations that you receive via  the Adviser Alerts feature. The changes described below will allow yo to receive increased funding matches targeted to you, get discovered as a potential collaborator, and receive relevant funding alerts directly to your inbox. 

To make changes to your profile do the following: 
  1. Log into Pivot-RP.
  2. From the Home screen, click the down arrow next to your name, and then click Your ProfileThe profile Editor will open in a new tab.
  3. On the profile Editor page, in the upper right corner, click the Edit Profile button, and then click Continue. Your profile page will open.
  4. Scroll to the Expertise section, click Add and add your expertise statement.
  5. Scroll to the Keywords section and click the Edit button, select the relevant keywords, and then click Save.

Remember to Review Curated Searches and Curated Lists 
Searches and lists of strategic funding opportunities of general relevance to SJSU faculty are now available anytime. Sign into 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

USDE | Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice
$80K-$1M | Deadline: February 23, 2023

Health & Human Services
NICHD Research Education Programs (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
$150K | Deadline(s): January 25, 2023 / May 25, 2023 / September 25, 2023

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
ROSES 2022: Physical Sciences Informatics
$225K | Deadline: January 10, 2023

NSF | Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
~$155K | Deadline(s): February 2, 2023 / August 3, 2023

NSF | Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)
$200K-$500K | February 13, 2023

NSF | Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT)
$1M | Deadline(s): March 2, 2023 / September 14, 2023


Newly Released Limited Submissions & Upcoming Deadlines


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
AERA-NSF | Research Grants
$35K | Internal SJSU Deadline: December 1, 2022 | Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2023

NSF | Expanding AI Innovation through Capacity Building and Partnerships
$400K-$700K | SJSU Internal Deadline: January 13, 2023 
Sponsor’s Deadline: March 13, 2023

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

RSCA Tip of the Month

Attend a Sponsoring Agency's Webinar

Most funding agencies conduct numerous webinars, either specifically for a funding opportunity or more generally for a program, division or department. Make sure to look for webinars relevant to your funding opportunity or agency of choice. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting the  Fall 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference now through November 17. Conference highlights include the following:
  • New programs and initiatives
  • Proposal Preparation
  • The Merit Review Process
  • Award Management
  • Directorate Sessions (such as the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP), Directorate for STEM Education (EDU) and others)

Research Compliance News

Important Reminder for NIH Awardees
On September 16, 2022, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released NOT-OD-22-210, which included important reminders about the disclosure of significant financial interests, especially financial interests from sources outside of the United States.

It is important to remember that Public Health Service regulations require investigators to disclose "income from seminars, lectures, or teaching engagements, income from service on advisory committees or review panels, and reimbursed or sponsored travel" received from "any foreign entity, including foreign institutions of higher education, or foreign governments, including local, provincial, or equivalent governments of another country," when such income is in excess of the $5,000 threshold. This information is noteworthy, because income from these same activities received from a U.S. institution is specifically excluded from the NIH definition of Significant Financial Interest.

If you have any questions about which financial interests should be disclosed while applying for federal funding, check out our Conflict of Interest FAQs on our Conflicts of Interest web page or contact Research Compliance directly at

Research Compliance in the News — Research Culture and Ethics
Research Foundation Updates
New Supplier Request Form — Required for Supplier Transactions

Suppliers must be set up in the SJSU Research Foundation (SJSURF) system before purchases can be made from the supplier. The new Supplier Request Form, recently introduced by the SJSU Research Foundation Accounts Payable department, will ensure that the required information is available to accurately assess and set up suppliers after they are approved.

If you are contacting a new supplier directly, please be sure the supplier submits the completed form along with their W-9. If the Accounts Payable (AP) staff contacts the supplier on your behalf, the AP staff member will ensure that the form is completed as required. Complete instructions are included with the form.

The new Supplier Request Form is available on the SJSURF Forms web page listed under Accounts Payable. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact SJSURF Accounts Payable at  
New Research Awards

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
Karen E. Philbrick — Business, Dean's Office: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility (MCTM) TO 022 | Sponsor: CA State, Department of Transportation

Karen E. Philbrick — Business, Dean's Office: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility (MCTM) TO 023 | Sponsor: CA State, Department of Transportation

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
Chang Y Choo — Electrical Engineering: Study of Resource Allocation Schemes for AI-Based Self-Configuration in Ultra-Dense Small Cell Systems | Sponsor: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

Katy Kao — Biomedical, Chemical & Materials Engineering: Adaptive Evolution of Candida Biofilms | Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Michael Oye — Biomedical, Chemical & Materials Engineering: Community Planning: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy | Sponsor: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

Jonathan Ponniah — Electrical Engineering: Deep Reinforcement Learning for Smallsat/UAV Swarm Motion Control | Sponsor: Lockheed Missiles & Space Co.

College of Health and Human Sciences
Miranda Worthen, Soma De Bourbon — Health Science and Recreation: CIVIC-PG Track B: Strengthening Community Paramedicine Services through Action Research: Pathfinding for Patients in Complex Crises | Sponsor: National Science Foundation

College of Professional & Global Education
Anthony Chow — School of Information: Reading Nation Waterfall | Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services

College of Science
Craig B. ClementsMeteorology & Climate Science: Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center | Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce

Michael J. Kaufman, Christiaan BoersmaScience, Dean's Office: NIRSpec IFU: Deuterated PAHs, PAH-nitriles, and PAH Overtone and Combination Bands (ID 1591) | Sponsor: Space Telescope Science Institute

Cassandra A. Paul, Gina Quan, Resa Kelly, Jennifer AvenaPhysics & Astronomy: Agents of Change: Faculty-Learning Assistant Partnerships Supporting Active, Engaging, Equitable Learning Environments | Sponsor: California State University System

Roger H. TerrillChemistry: Enhanced Coating Technology | Sponsor: Sahajanand Technologies Private Limited

Abraham WolcottChemistry: Supporting Active Learning in Introductory STEM Courses with Extended Reality | Sponsor: California State University, Fresno

College of Social Sciences
Valerie CarrPsychology: A Harmonized Medial Temporal Lobe Subregion Segmentation Protocol: An Essential Element for Dementia Research | Sponsor: Ohio State University

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Last Updated Nov 17, 2022