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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs helps San Francisco State University faculty members obtain and manage funds to support research, student training, and community-based projects.

Major Research Instrumentation proposals - NSFNew
This was a limited opportunity funding announcement under the Stimulus (ARRA) bill. A decision has been made to submit one proposal from COSE (Kimmerer) and one proposal from BSS (Oliphant).

Funded Interdisciplinary Proposals announced

Four interdisciplinary research Institutes and Centers, and six interdisciplinary research clusters (teams and groups) have been awarded

Funding Resources
NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)

Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA, R15) is a longstanding NIH grant mechanism for faculty at universities with high teaching loads. AREA Eligibility Issues

Resources from Previous Workshops
SF State Research News

New awards for the month of May totaled $4,545,071

SF State botanist Dennis Desjardin has discovered another new plant species, a fungus called Phallus dreweseii. 6/18/09

Strong family ties lower depression in Chinese youth. A strong sense of family obligation in Chinese-American homes may prevent symptoms of depression in adolescents, according to a new study by SF State psychologists Linda Juang and Jeffrey Cookston. Read full story in SF State News

More than 65,000 Americans have signed up to plant sunflowers and watch the bees that come to them as part of the Great Sunflower Project, which was masterminded by San Francisco State University biologist Gretchen LeBuhn. Wired Science 6/5/09

Astronomers Seek New Home Closer to Home - "I'm betting that there are planets like Earth or Mars or Venus around either or both of those stars [Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B], and the only question is whether we'll be able to detect them," said Debra Fischer, an astronomer at San Francisco State University. Washington Post 6/1/09

Spring Lecture Series Fosters Community-Focused Research. Throughout the Spring semester, SF State hosted a Community-Engaged Scholarship (CES) and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Faculty Forum Series, facilitated by visiting Professor Nina Wallerstein, Dr.P.H. (University of New Mexico).
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New NSF-funded engineering scholarships. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year grant totaling $598,840 to the University's School of Engineering, the largest in the School's history. The funding will provide 35 scholarships per year to undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, and augment mentoring and professional networking programs.
Read full story in SF State News

$1.7 million grant will prepare stem cell researchers. SF State will become a training ground for future stem cell researchers, with support from a $1.7 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The University's new stem cell biology training program is led by Biology Professor Carmen Domingo.
Read full story in SF State News

The 2009 Research and Creative Activities Retreat held at the Romberg Tiburon Center on March 6, 2009 was a success, with over 200 faculty members and administrators attending.
Read full story in SF State News
Visit the Retreat website
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and Budget Template

Post-Award Procedures
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New NIH Policy on Resubmission (Amended) Applications (15 Jun)
The US Dept. of Education announced that the FIPSE Comprehensive Program grant competition will not be held in FY 2009 due to budget constraints. (10 Jun)
(Special focus competitions are still being held)
If you are planning on requesting Summer pay from your grant, or planning to pay other faculty members, please submit your Summer Salary Request.
What Every Department Chair Needs to Know
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CSU Single Audit Report
All colleges except the College of Science and Engineering are eligible for the NIH-AREA award.
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