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SJSURF Office of Sponsored Programs Workshops - Spring 2015

The San Josť State University Research Foundation is pleased to announce its Spring 2015 workshop schedule. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to Carmina Som at by the deadline.

For more information, contact Carmina Som at 408-924-1437 or Brenda Swann at 408-924-1414.

February 19 - Budget Basics - Developing Budgets for a Successful Proposal

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

An important part of writing a successful grant proposal is developing a budget that clearly expresses the cost of your research project. Where do you begin when creating your budget? For example, do you plan to hire students, purchase supplies, rent space, or attend conferences? How will these costs affect your proposed budget? This workshop will be a step-by-step primer on the components of a proposal budget and how best to build a budget in response to a request for proposal (RFP). Each of the major line items in a typical budget will be discussed in detail. Important topics such as salaries, cost-sharing, facilities and administrative costs, and allowable costs will be addressed.

pdf Budget Basics - Developing Budgets for a Successful Proposal
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March 12 - Colleague Collaboration Connection

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come meet colleagues at this fast-paced mixer that will introduce you to the amazing variety of expertise and research activities of the SJSU faculty and staff. You will have the opportunity to have brief one-on-one discussions about your research interests and efforts with most attendees in timed intervals. Near the end of the workshop there will be additional opportunity to have longer discussions with potential collaborators to set the stage for moving forward with your successful colleague collaboration connections from there.

April 23 - Grant Development Workshop

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come to this hands-on workshop prepared to work on one or more sections of your in-progress proposal or to get started on one. Regardless of your proposal development stage - whether you are needing to learn how to read proposal guidelines, getting started with the help of grant-writing assistance, or receiving peer review edits of what you have written, you will have the opportunity to receive targeted assistance. Because of the nature of this workshop attendance is limited to the first 15 participants to RSVP. Additional RSVPs will be placed on a waiting list for the workshop to be repeated as needed. Please also RSVP if you have grant writing or grant development experience and would like to volunteer to be a mentor at the workshop. Additional volunteers may allow us to increase the attendance limit.

RSVP by April 17 to Carmina Som at

May 7 - Compliance (Federal Uniform Guidance, RCR, FCOI, IACUC, IRB)

Location: MLK Library, Room 255/257
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SJSU and SJSU Research Foundation administrators will provide clarification and updates on important compliance issues related to external funding for research, training, and community service programs. Discussion will include changes to federal compliance as a result of the new federal Uniform Guidance 2-CFR-200, as well as Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Institutional Review Board (IRB).

RSVP by May 1 to Carmina Som at



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