iMERS Workshop

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The Office of Research at SJSU is hosting a free two-day Interactive Mentoring to Enhance Research Skills (iMERS) workshop on National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant writing, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky iMERS program. This event is for MSI/PUI faculty, postdocs and research development professionals, from both SJSU and other campuses, who are interested in pursuing NIH funding for their research. Priority will initially be given to members of the SJSU community. Download a print version of the agenda here [pdf]

The event will take place on May 17 and 18, from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m, in room 225 of the SJSU Dr. Martin. Luther King, Jr (MLK) Library. Please note the library does not open to non-SJSU community members prior to 10:00 a.m. A member of the SJSU team will be on-hand to provide access if you arrive early.  

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Richard Mocarski, Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR), at SJSU will open the event, with the iMERS program team presenting the workshop. Their team includes experts in proposal development and grants administration and faculty with an active research history. They will share their perspectives, experience, and guidance for navigating the complex NIH grant application process. 

Attendees will be required to cover all out-of-pocket costs associated with attending the workshop, such as travel, parking, or hotel. SJSU will provide lunch on both days. Please note no food or drink can be consumed in the MLK library at this time, and attendees will be required to wear a face mask at all times. 

Please consult the Q&A below for advice on getting to San José and any other questions you might have.