Workshops are intended to provide SDSU faculty and staff with information and resources to assist with finding and managing grant awards.
Presenting our spring workshop series! Space is limited; if you would like to participate, please RSVP using the following link: Spring 2021 Workshop RSVP. If you are interested but unable to attend, please contact Joi Coles email@example.com. Workshop locations will be sent to you via Google Calendar after you RSVP.
FINDING FUNDING 101
THURSDAY, February 11th 10:00-11:00 am
Presenter: Joi Coles, M.A. (Grant Information Coordinator)
This interactive workshop will teach you the basics of how to search for funding opportunities. If you have research ideas and need to know where to begin, we will give you the tools you need and help you develop strategies to identify sponsors. The second half of the workshop is an interactive lesson on how to use the Pivot database to create your researcher profile and conduct funding searches. Please submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR FACULTY
THURSDAY, Febrary 18th 10:00-11:00 am
Presenters: Tommy Martindale (Director of the TTO) and Kyle Welch (Licensing Associate)
This session will cover intellectual property (IP) management and commercialization. Technology Transfer Office (TTO) director Tommy Martindale will provide a description of the various forms of IP (patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets) and how each one impacts faculty and research. Tommy will provide information about the TTO’s role in supporting commercialization of faculty IP and research products. Additionally, this session will cover the do’s and don’ts of communicating ideas with potential industry partners. If you are developing intellectual property or products, this workshop will be of interest to you! If you have specific questions you'd like answered by our experts, please email them to email@example.com.
EXPORT CONTROLS: INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND COLLABORATION
WEDNESDAY, February 24th 10:00-11:00 am
Presenter: Zena Hovda (Export Control Officer)
If you hand carry equipment or your laptop abroad, participate in international collaborations or collaborate with foreign nationals in the U.S. or overseas, you are potentially an exporter and should be aware of how export control may impact your research. This workshop will explain the basics of export control regulations, what types of research are exempt and those requiring export licenses, and how to avoid delays and penalties. If you are conducting research that involves working in, traveling to, or collaborating with colleagues from another country, this important information may apply to you.
SOLUTIONS TO CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES
THURSDAY, March 11th 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Presenters: Ricardo Fitipaldi (Interim Information Security Officer, SDSU) and Peter Delaney (IT Operations Manager, SDSURF)
Cybersecurity is of the utmost importance for keeping personal and institutional data safe. This workshop will cover the basics of cybersecurity, the most common ways in which data is compromised, and best practices to ensure that you feel confident in keeping your data secure. Peter Delaney and Ricardo Fitipaldi will lead this hour-long session which will educate you about an ever-changing cyber threat landscape. If you have specific questions you'd like answered by our experts, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOSTERING PROGRAM OFFICER RELATIONSHIPS
TUESDAY, March 16th 2:00 am-3:00 pm
Presenters: John Crockett (Associate Vice President Research Advancement) and John McMillan (Interim Director Research Development)
Building and maintaining relationships with programs officers can impact your success as a grant seeker, but can be intimidating due to the perceived, or real, power imbalance. In this hour-long workshop, John Crockett and John McMillan will go over strategies to develop these relationships as well as steps to ensure you are making your best impression. The speakers will also go over resources offered through the research advancement office and on-campus to best prepare you for your grant-getting ventures! If you have specific questions you'd like answered by our experts, please email them to email@example.com.
NSF CAREER AWARD WORKSHOP
FRIDAY, March 26th 10:00 am-11:00 am
Presenters: Drs. Alicia Kinoshita, Daniel Reinholtz, Anca Segall, Satish Sharma, and Robert Zeller
The National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide mechanism that offers support to junior faculty who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” More than a dozen SDSU faculty have been recipients of this prestigious award. Five of them will be discussing their CAREER experiences and offering tips at this workshop. Assistant professors without tenure who are interested in applying for a CAREER award will find this workshop very informative. More information about the CAREER program is available here: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214.
FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE (F&A) COSTS: Why Are They Important to My Sponsored Project?
WEDNESDAY, April 14th 10:00-11:00 am
Presenters: Jennie Amison (Director, Sponsored Research Development) and John Borchert (Financial Systems Manager)
What are F&A costs (formerly known as indirect costs)? What is covered by F&A? What are the current rates? This workshop will answer your questions about Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs associated with your proposal or project. Whether you are an experienced researcher or new to the grant process this informative workshop will provide you with helpful definitions of F&A costs, explain how F&A rates are determined, and dispel the myths related to F&A costs. If you have specific questions you'd like answered by our experts, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNDERSTANDING COST SHARING
TUESDAY, April 27th 2:00-3:00 pm
Presenters: Leslie Bennett (Sponsored Research Development Specialist) and Chrissy Carr (Supervisor, Sponsored Research Administration)
Cost sharing in proposals is an important topic for faculty and research administrators. What is cost sharing? What is mandatory vs. voluntary? What are the dos and don'ts? How does cost sharing affect the project once it is awarded? What are the roles of the PI, SRD Development Specialist and the SRA Grant Specialist? What type of documentation is required? This workshop will explore the world of cost sharing, its implications and applicable regulations. If you have specific questions you'd like answered by our experts, please email them to email@example.com.