Dr. Pam Hunt Awarded $2.7M from US Dept. of Education

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a grant in the amount of  $2,750,320 to SF State in support of Professor of Special Education/Communicative Disorders Pam Hunt's research on implementing an emergent literacy program for students with severe intellectual disabilities and autism. Designed to replicate and extend the investigation begun in previous studies of the Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB) program in special class settings, this project proposes to study the effects of using ELSB in general classroom settings.


Instruction will occur in small group contexts during each classroom's literacy block. A special education teacher at each school site will carry out the ELSB lessons. One to two classmates serving as "reading buddies" will participate in the reading lessons on a rotating daily schedule, with all classmates having the opportunity to take part. Outcome measures will address not only the development of emergent reading skills by the students with disabilities, but also changes in the attitudes of peers who participate as reading buddies towards their classmate with disabilities.

Intensive Methodological Training Grant - Deadline 12/10/15


Description and Objectives

Stat CORR (Statistics Community of Representative Researchers) is funded through ORSP to host meetings, workshops, and training clinics to foster and promote the dissemination of quantitative and qualitative research skills.


The purpose of this ORSP/Stat CORR funding opportunity is to advance the statistical and other methodological knowledge base among investigators at SF State.


Due to rapid changes in the complexity of research methodology and statistical analysis, investigators may find themselves unable to conduct analyses applying the latest techniques. These more complex approaches may require specialized training outside of the San Francisco Bay Area.


We invite applications from individual investigators who would like to advance their statistical skills with the goal of helping them publish in peer-reviewed journals and prepare extramural grant applications. 


Key Dates

  • Deadline for online submission: Rolling submission deadline until December 10, 2015, with earlier potential funding for earlier proposals.
  • Anticipated Notification of Funded Proposals: Reviews are on a rolling basis
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Dates(s) for awards: May 2015


All FOA Components

Full Funding Opportunity Announcement

Online Submission Form

Additional CSU Campus As A Living Lab Grant Opportunities

The CSU CALL Team is wrapping up its review of the 2014/15 applications, and will announce the grant awards later this week.


There are enough funds to offer two more awards. The CSU CALL Team is opening a mini call for applications to fund two additional course redesigns as part of CALL. It will be a competitive process, being that there are only two more awards. Please use the same application (below) to submit your course redesign. The original call letter is also provided for your reference.



--Applications will be accepted for requests up to $11,800

--The program is maxed out on infrastructure funds, so the only funds are for the course redesign – no infrastructure dollars. (Consider reaching out to your local utility provider as a partner)

--This is a quick turnaround. Applications are due via email to by May 7, 2015 @ 5PM.

--If you submitted more than one application as part of the initial call and want to use that as your request for this round, just let me know.


CALL Application

Original CALL Letter

Dr. Allen LeBlanc Selected for NIH Study Section

Dr. Allen LeBlanc, SF State Professor of Sociology, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to serve as a member of the Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019.


Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort.


Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science. These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country.

SF State Receives NLGCA Certification from USDA

SF State has been certified as a non-Land Grant College of Agriculture by the US Dept. of Agriculture.  This makes SF State  eligible to apply for Capacity Building Grants when the FY 2015 opportunity is announced in June.  ORSP will keep the campus community posted on any developments, new information and deadlines.