ORSP Small Grant Presentation

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) invites the campus community to the annual Research Roundup. This stimulating event highlights the work of the ORSP Individual/Collaborative grant awardees. 

Each year the faculty who received ORSP small grants (internal funding) present their research/projects for about 5 minutes then answer questions for another 5 minutes. It’s very interesting learning about the wonderful research and projects happening on our campus.  

Come discover the wonderful scholarship and research happening on our campus.

Join us from 12:30 to 4:30 pm on June 13, 2016 in Library 121.

Here is the full Schedule

Philosophy receives CALL grant

The CSU Campus as a Living Lab (CALL) Program has awarded the Philosophy Department a curricular redesign grant. The project will bring campus sustainability issues as case studies into the General Education course on Environmental Ethics (PHIL 470). Students also will be offered the opportunity for community service learning by conducting campus tours on sustainability for groups from middle and high schools, senior centers and other segments of the community.  Lead project personnel are Sustainability Coordinator Nick Kordesch, Faculty Lead Chair of Philosophy Anita Silvers and Professor of Philosophy Shelley Wilcox, who is a nationally recognized researcher in urban environmental ethics.

Templeton Foundation fellowship for Professor of Philosophy

Justin Tiwald, associate professor of philosophy, gave talks at the American Philosophical Association meeting in April and another in May at City University of Hong Kong. Tiwald also gave a talk in March at Stanford’s Berggruen Center for Philosophy and Culture. He is a member of the academic board of that center. The Templeton Foundation has awarded Tiwald a full year fellowship for academic year 2016-17.


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Affordable Instructional Materials funding opportunity

Do you have an idea that can help cut the cost of instructional materials for SF State students?
The Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) initiative invites all faculty to submit funding proposals for projects that aim to lower student costs.

Funding will go to faculty and departments proposing projects that target specific courses or programs that currently use high-cost instructional materials, or have historically not used free or low-cost materials. Each SF State faculty member may submit one proposal for funding to support efforts to reduce the cost of learning to students. Multiple faculty may submit program- or department-level proposals as a group.

To review previously awarded projects and hear faculty members tell their stories in their own words, visit the Faculty Showcase page at

Proposals are due by June 30. Funding amounts range from $250 to $2,500 per proposal, depending on projected impact. Submit AIM project proposals at Email questions to

Proposal Writing Boot Camp

This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers: using a program/project logic model to craft the proposal narrative, researching foundation funding sources, planning your approach to institutional grantmakers, understanding the components of a project budget, and writing sections of the proposal and letter of inquiry. 


Topics covered:

  • What grantmakers look for and how they approach the proposal review process
  • The elements of a proposal, letter of inquiry, online applications, and how to frame your application
  • Crafting a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project’s needs and value 
  • How to analyze and evaluate prospects using Foundation Directory Online Professional to determine a potential fit

Date:    Tuesday, June 14 to Thursday, June 16, 2016

Venue:  Foundation Center - San Francisco, CA
             312 Sutter Street
             San Francisco, CA


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