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 2022 Workshop RSVP. If you are interested but unable to attend, please contact Melanie Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop locations will be sent to you via Google Calendar after you RSVP.
PIVOTING TO SUCCESS
TUESDAY, February 22nd 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Wil Weston (Head of Collection Management, Love Library and Senate Chair)
TThe Pivot funding resource provides access to a variety of funding opportunities and is available to all SDSU faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Wil Weston, head of collections at SDSU’s Love Library, will provide an overview as well as a hands-on training experience. This workshop will benefit anyone seeking external funding sources and collaboration opportunities for their research programs.
EXPORT CONTROLS: INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND COLLABORATION
WEDNESDAY, February 23rd 10:00-11:00 am
Presenter: Zena Hovda (Director of Export Control, SDSU)
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.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR FACULTY
THURSDAY, March 3rd 10:00-11:00 am
Presenters: Tommy Martindale (Director of the Technology Transfer Office)
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. Tommy will also answer any questions you may have regarding the SDSU Pilot Innovation Fund.
PCARD FOR TRAVEL New!
THURSDAY, March 10th 11:00-12:00 pm
THURSDAY, April 14th 11:00-12:00 pm
Presenters: Jennifer Sneed (Associate Director, Sponsored Research Administration) Tannaz Niknejadi (Procurement Card Administrator)
This workshop is intended for principal investigators, fund managers and project staff with Signature Authority who wish to be setup with a Procurement Card (PCard) or to have the ability to use their PCard for Travel added to an existing PCard. The PCard program provides a more efficient means of making routine purchases by reducing paperwork and waiting time, allowing more purchasing responsibility and control at the department and project levels, and streamlining the purchasing cycle for frequent and routine purchases.
This workshop will cover PCards in general and PCards for Travel in detail. Please reach out to your Grant Specialist to discuss the process and forms required to request a PCard in advance of the training. See more Information about the Procurement Card Program.
FOSTERING PROGRAM OFFICER RELATIONSHIPS
THURSDAY, March 17th 10:00-211:00 am
Presenters: John Crockett (Associate Vice President, Research Advancement)
Building and maintaining relationships with program 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, Dr. Crockett will review strategies to develop these relationships as well as steps to ensure you are making your best impression. This workshop will also cover 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE (F&A) COSTS: Why Are They Important to My Sponsored Project?
TUESDAY, April 5th 11:00-12:00 pm
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 email@example.com.
NSF CAREER WRITING WORKSHOP
FRIDAYS, May 20th - June 10, 1:00-3:00 pm
Presenters: John Crockett (Associate Vice President Research Advancement)
Research Advancement leads an NSF CAREER Writing group. This year's meetings will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10.
You can register to participate by clicking here. Please note that a commitment to participate in all sessions is required to be enrolled.