Workshops are intended to provide SDSU faculty and staff with information and resources to assist with finding and managing grant awards.
Presenting our fall workshop series! Space is limited; if you would like to participate, please RSVP using the following link: Fall 2021 Workshop RSVP. If you are interested but unable to attend, please contact Joi Coles firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop locations will be sent to you via Google Calendar after you RSVP.
FINDING FUNDING 101
WEDNESDAY, September 15th 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 email@example.com.
FOSTERING PROGRAM OFFICER RELATIONSHIPS
FRIDAY, September 24th 1:00-2:00 pm
Presenters: John Crockett (Associate Vice President, Research Advancement) and John McMillan (Director of Research Initiatives, Engineering & Physical Sciences)
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUDGET BASICS: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL
TUESDAY, September 28th 2:00-3:00 pm
Speakers: Pascheline Peter (Associate Director, Sponsored Research Administration) and TBD (Sponsored Research Development Representative)
Part of writing a grant proposal means understanding the costs of your sponsored project. Where do you begin when creating your proposal budget? Experienced staff in SDSURF’s sponsored research development and administration departments will help answer questions and provide examples of how to include project costs in your proposal. The information presented will be useful for faculty and staff who are new to proposal preparation or submitting to a new agency, and for those who need a “refresher” on budget development. In addition, a guest speaker will share their experience and tips for creating a successful budget.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ESSENTIALS
WEDNESDAY, October 6th 10:00-11:00 am
Speakers: Femi De Ala (Accounts Payable Supervisor) and DeDe Taylor (Accounts Payable Contracts and Tax Coordinator)
If you are interested in obtaining your project disbursements quickly or have questions about accounts payable, this is the session for you. Our knowledgeable staff in the accounts payable department will answer your questions regarding requests for disbursement. Topics include: what to do with an invoice or vendor credit memo, understanding accounts payable forms, obtaining and clearing advances, completing travel reimbursement requests, how to report a lost check, procedures to stop payments, requirements to re-issue a disbursement, understanding tax implications for individuals from out of state, understanding IRS requirements to classify payments to individuals as independent contractors rather than employees, and alternative disbursement methods. Come ready with any questions, and our accounts payable team will guide you through the process.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR FACULTY
THURSDAY, October 14th 2:00-3:00 pm
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.
UNDERSTANDING FOREIGN NATIONAL IMMIGRATION TAX ISSUES
THURSDAY, October 21st 10:00-11:00 am
Presenters: Femi De Ala (Accounts Payable Supervisor) and DeDe Taylor (Accounts Payable Contracts and Tax Coordinator)
Does your project involve international collaborations? Are you contracting with a nonresident? If you would like to learn more about the policies involved in collaborating with international colleagues, you will not want to miss this workshop. Topics to be covered include: the U.S. immigration system; general tax issues; residence status for IRS tax purposes; classifying and sourcing income; and how to process payments.
ORDER IT UP: PURCHASING BASICS
WEDNESDAY, October 27th 10:00-11:00 am
Presenter: Charla Mullen (Purchasing Manager)
Make the most of your project dollar by participating in this valuable workshop. Why do we need a purchasing department? What are my responsibilities when I need products or services? How do I find vendors? What if I have an urgent/emergency requirement? These questions and more will be answered in this informative session presented by our experienced and knowledgeable purchasing team. Topics will include how to place orders; checking the status of your order; and who to contact in our purchasing department.
EXPORT CONTROLS: INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND COLLABORATION
WEDNESDAY, November 10th 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.
DATA MANAGEMENT PLANS
THURSDAY, November 18th 2:00-3:00 pm
Speaker: Margaret Henderson (Health Sciences Librarian)
Federal funding agencies (NSF, NIH, etc.) now require a data management plan with all new grant proposals. This workshop, geared toward graduate students, faculty, and researchers, will provide an overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan with a focus on data preservation issues and tools for sharing your data (e.g., subject-based repositories. This workshop is discussion-based and will work through each of the five data management questions.