San Jose State University
December 20, 2022

Season's Greetings from the Office of Research

As we approach the end of the fall 2022 semester and close out the year, Research Development is continuing to work hard to assist you with your research, scholarship, and creative activity (RSCA) goals. Please note that several exciting opportunities will be coming in early 2023, from new funding avenues for students, to a series of workshops to support faculty researchers.

I would like to bring to your attention a few funding opportunities that are available to student researchers with deadlines in early 2023. First is the $3,500 Research and Innovation Student RSCA Fellowship. This program supports undergraduate and graduate students and provides a $500 honorarium to their faculty mentors. Funds from this program are intended for student wages and RSCA-related travel. Participants will join a cohort with workshops conducted by the Office of Research Development, which will include training on broader RSCA issues such as ethics, diversity, and presentation skills. Applications are due February 10, 2023.

The campus deadline for the CSU-wide Student RSCA Competition is also February 10, 2023. This competition provides an opportunity for RSCA-active students to present their work and gain feedback from an SJSU-expert panel. SJSU finalists will compete for funding at the CSU system-wide competition to be held April 28–29 at San Diego State University. The competition spans all disciplines (broken into nine categories), and is open to graduate and undergraduate students.

Please also encourage your students to explore both the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and the McNair Scholars Program. These programs provide other avenues of funding for student RSCA, and offer mentoring for students with a financial need, who are first-generation college students, or are members of a traditionally underrepresented group in graduate education.

If you are a principal investigator, or you are planning to lead a research project, we encourage you to attend all four sessions of the RSCA Administration Training. As an incentive for your participation, you will receive $500 added to your SJSURF RSCA account. More details are included in the section below.

Finally, we extend our warmest wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season!


Richard Mocarski
Associate Vice President for Research

News from Research Development
RSCA Administration Training for Principal Investigators
The Workshop Series Begins February 1, 2023

The four-part workshop series presented by team members from Research Development (RD), Research Compliance (RC), and the SJSU Research Foundation | Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) 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 negotiations; (3) compliance and ethical issues; and (4) managing your grant 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.

Save the Date — CSU STEM-NET Conference March 2023

The Office of Research and the Office of the Provost are pleased to support the travel cost of up to ten faculty to attend the CSU-wide STEM-NET in-person conference — Becoming More than the Sum of our Parts. The meeting will be held at Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, 2023.

The STEM-NET conference is designed to respond to system and state goals, to identify specific actions, including policy modifications the sharing of best practices, networking, and growing sponsored program activities. The conference is intended to broaden awareness of STEM-NET in the CSU system, and its role in catalyzing and facilitating collaborations across campuses. System and state goals include increasing STEM enrollment, eliminating equity gaps, increasing graduation rates, decreasing time to graduation, promoting, and delivering equity and success for all, and responding to funding opportunities.

Interested faculty must be nominated by their college dean. Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Research at by January 11, 2023. Please note that a nomination does not equate to acceptance. The Office of Research will confer with the nominating deans prior to finalizing SJSU's list of 10 participants. Please email the Office of Research with questions about the nomination process.

In Case You Missed It
NSF_4-Color_Resized.pngThe Fall 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration Forum Webinar Presentation is now posted on the NSF website. The thirteenth forum topics included ORCID and SciENcv; — Proposal Submission updates; FastLane to Transition — Notifications and Requests; Supplemental Funding Requests and Award Notices (How-to updates); Award Notices — Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) Reporting; and Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).
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New Time Saving Feature in Pivot-RP
Pivot-RP recently introduced the Dismiss Opportunity feature designed to save users time by hiding or "dismissing" opportunities that have already been reviewed. You can now select Dismiss on the search results page to remove opportunities from your results. Dismissed opportunities will be removed from your current result list, and they will be hidden from future results. When you  select Dismiss Opportunity, a warning message will indicate that these opportunities will be hidden from future search results.
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You can view or update Dismissed Opportunities in the Dismissed Opportunities Folder which you can access from the Manage Preferences search tab.

Updated Curated Searches and Curated Lists — Available Anytime in Pivot

Remember that searches and lists of strategic funding opportunities of general relevance to SJSU faculty are available anytime in Pivot-RP. 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
RSCA Grants from the Mineta Transportation Institute
The Mineta Transportation Institute has announced the 2023 Request for Proposals (RFP) for CSU Transportation Research and Workforce Development (SB1). This CSU-wide competitive RFP can be found at the CSU InfoReady Main page. Faculty at all CSU campuses are encouraged to apply.  
  • Deadline for RFP responses: Monday, January 23, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time)
  • Announcement of selected research proposals: Late April 2023
For questions regarding this announcement and the CSU-wide RFP process, please contact Mineta Transportation Institute Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Hilary Nixon at
Strategic Grants Highlights for the Month

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

Humanities and the Arts
CalHum | Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grant Program
$5K-$15K | Deadline: February 1, 2023

NEH | Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
$250K | Deadline: February 15, 2023

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

NSF | Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)
$300K-$1M | Deadlines: February 23, 2023, January 18, 2024

NSF | Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs,
Large Projects

$3M-$5M | Deadlines: February 28, 2023, September 30, 2024, September 28, 2026

NSF | Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)
$100K-$1.2M | Deadlines: March 1, 2023, September 11, 2023


Newly Released Limited Submissions & Upcoming Deadlines


Health and Human Services
NIH | Genome Research Experiences to Attract Talented Undergraduates into Genomic Fields to Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
$350K-$1.7M | Internal SJSU Deadline: January 20, 2023 | Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2023

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
NSF | Advanced Computing Systems and Services: Adapting to the Rapid Evolution of Science and Engineering Research
Category I proposals, 1-3 Category I: $10M; Category II proposals, 1-4 Category II: $5M
Internal SJSU Deadline: January 13, 2023 | Sponsor Deadline: February 21, 2023

NSF | Strengthening the Cyberinfrastructure Professionals Ecosystem (SCIPE)
~$1.25M | Internal SJSU Deadline: January 13, 2023 | Sponsor Deadline: February 23, 2023

NSF | Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Track 2 (Implementation: Single Institution Projects may not exceed $2.5M;
Collaborative Planning projects may not exceed $100M

Internal SJSU Deadline:
January 13, 2023 | Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2023

NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)
Track 3: Institutional Transformation Projects (ITP)
~$400K-$1M | Internal SJSU Deadline: February 17, 2023 | Sponsor Deadline: August 30, 2023

NSF | CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS)
Provision of academic-year stipends of $25,000 per year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per year for graduate students
Internal SJSU Deadline: March 31, 2023 | Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2023


Research Compliance News

Important Changes for NSF Grants.
For proposals submitted on or after January 30, 2023, the National Science Foundation has introduced new requirements for the information that must be provided on several key documents. A few examples of major changes are listed below, but please refer to the NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance for a matrix of activities and relationships that must be disclosed to NSF.
  • Biosketch: Senior personnel must identify all current domestic or foreign professional and academic appointments outside of the individual's academic, professional, or institutional appointments at the proposing organization, whether or not remuneration is received, and whether full-time, part-time, or voluntary.
  • Current and Pending / Other Support:
    • Consulting that falls outside of an individual’s appointment/agreement.
    • Startup companies based on IP not licensed from SJSU.
    • Travel supported/paid by an external entity to perform research activities with an associated time commitment.
    • In-kind contributions (e.g., office/laboratory space, equipment, supplies, or employees) not intended for use on the project/proposal being proposed and have an associated time commitment.
  • Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources: Students, or visiting scholars who are supported by an external entity, and whose research activities are intended for use on the project/proposal being proposed.
  • Significant Financial Interests: Includes venture or other capital financing.
NSF has also expanded the training for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), which will now be called Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR). While SJSU has always required that undergrads, grad students, postdocs, faculty, and other senior personnel supported by NSF funds must complete training in ethical research practices, as of July 2023, this training will also be required to include mentor and mentorship training. RCU will be providing supplemental training materials that meet this requirement in early 2023, so watch this space!

New NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirement
Are you currently writing National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposals for submission in 2023, but not sure how to write your Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan? The DMPTool, provided by the California Digital Library is available to guide you through the process of writing a DMS Plan. This free service provides writing prompts, templates, and samples that meet the DMS Plan requirements of dozens of federal and non-federal sponsors, including NIH. You may also use this tool to share your drafts and work collaboratively with colleagues.

Research Compliance in the News
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Science Has as Nasty Photoshopping Problem

Blind Spots on Western Blots: A Meta-research Study Highlighting Opportunities to Improve Figures and Methods Reporting
Research Foundation Updates
Welcome to our Newest SJSURF Team Member
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to new OSP Pre-Award Specialist, Aya Ovezova
Welcome aboard, Aya!
SJSU Research Foundation Holiday Schedule
The SJSU Research Foundation Central Office will be closed Monday, December 26, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023. If you have proposals that are due during this time period, please contact your Pre-Award specialist as soon as possible to ensure that your proposals are submitted by the sponsor's required due date. Also, if you have Finance and Accounting or Human Resources matters that may require attention during that time, please contact the appropriate member(s) of those teams as soon as possible for assistance. The Research Foundation will re-open Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Upcoming Changes for NSF Proposal Submissions
While investigators have always been responsible for generating their own biosketch, current and pending, and other support documents for National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals. Please note that for proposals submitted on or after January 30, 2023, investigators will also be required to individually certify the accuracy and veracity of these documents. False representations may be subject to prosecution and liability pursuant to, but not limited to, 18 U.S.C. §§287, 1001, 1031 and 31 U.S.C. §§3729-3733 and 3802.

As of October 2023, you must have a SciENcv account to complete the NSF Biosketch and Current and Pending / Other Support Forms. Please note that you can save yourself time and effort by linking your SciENcv account to a pre-existing National Institutes of Health eRA Commons, NSF, or National Center for Biotechnology Information accounts. If you would like to get an early start, NSF has prepared a Using SciENcv Frequently Asked Questions document to assist you in setting up your account.

If you have questions about this change or need additional information, please contact to your Research Foundation Pre-Award specialist at
Reminder — New Supplier Request Form is Now 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.
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

Connie L. Lurie College of Education
Emily Slusser, Andrea N. Golloher, Maria Fusaro — Child and Adolescent Development
Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan Mid-Implementation Review | Sponsor: Santa Clara County Office of Education

Cara Maffini-Pham, Matthew R. Carpriotti, Nidhi Mahendra — Child and Adolescent Development
Healthy Development Community Clinic: Wellness for Children, Youth, & Families | Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
Dahyun Oh — Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Center for High Precision Patterning Science (CHiPPS) | Sponsor: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Farzan Kazemifar, Anil R. Kumar, Crystal Han, Nicole Okamoto — Mechanical Engineering
Establishing an Industrial Assessment Center at San José State University | Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

College of Health and Human Science
Jennifer A. Schachner — Kinesiology
American Rescue Plan Act Funding | Sponsor: Sourcewise

College of Science

Julio Soto — Biological Sciences
NSF Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) 2022-2023 | Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Adam Kochanski — Meteorology and Climate Science
Improving Understanding of the Impact of Fire-Atmosphere Coupling Processes on Near Fire Circulations and Fire Behavior | Sponsor: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Michael Wood — Moss Landing Marine Lab
Greenland Ocean Observations (GOO) | Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ross P. Clark — Moss Landing Marine Lab
Multi Benefit Land Repurposing Program | Sponsor: California Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Ehsan Khatami — Physics and Astronomy
AI and Data Science Enabled Predictive Modeling of Collective Phenomena in Strongly Correlated Quantum Materials | Sponsor: University of Tennessee

College of Social Sciences

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