Webinars & Workshops

The San José State University Research Foundation offers grant-related workshops during the academic year. Click the links below to access available handouts and recordings of past webinars and worskshops.

Webinars

National Science Foundation

PAPPG 2020 Updates

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

National Institutes of Health VideoCast

California Humanities

Environmental Protection Agency

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: OneNOAA Science Seminars

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Justice


Workshops

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. 

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

Workshop Presentations:

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.

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.  

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!