BARI Offers Survey Support, Training

The Bay Area Research Initiative (BARI) -- a polling center housed at SF State that focuses on the Bay Area -- seeks to support the faculty and community by making methodological training and survey resources available to both students and faculty. Faculty who are interested in fielding survey questions or having students trained in social science research methods or students who are interested in course credit, social science methodology or survey work are encouraged to contact Assistant Professor of Political Science Marcela García-Castañon at for opportunities for the upcoming fall semester.


For more information, read "New polling project releases first results."



Fall 2015 ORSP Guide for Faculty

Slides from Interim AVP for Research, Alison Sanders's presentation at the 2015 New Faculty Orientation (pdf format) are available here. Learn how the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs can help you.

SF BUILD's Request for Applications of Mini-Grants for Fall 2015

SF BUILD seeks applications from SF State faculty that increase understanding of the underlying social, psychological, and biological mechanisms that contribute to or decrease stereotype threat (or stigma) that can have adverse effects on educational outcomes and well-being. To see more details and for directions on applying for the grants please read the full announcement below.


No applications will be accepted if received after midnight of October 1, 2015.

Full Announcement

SF BUILD Website

ORSP Welcomes New Grant Development Specialist

ORSP would like to welcome Jessica Mankus, Ph.D to our office. In this newly-created ORSP role, Jessica will work closely with faculty across campus to advise and support them in their grant seeking.


Jessica is joining SFSU after a post-doctoral research associate position in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi. In this role, Jessica assisted in facilitating teams of researchers and faculty members for grant writing and proposal development, analyzed developments in the field of research administration, and performed research related to strategic institutional priorities. Jessica holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Mississippi; her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Chemistry and French, is from Case Western Reserve University. She is originally from Wisconsin.

2015/16 ORSP Small Grant Program Awardees Announced

ORSP announces the awardess of the 2015/16 Small Grant Program competition.

The ORSP Small Grants Program fosters the professional development  of investigators and creative artists at San Francisco State University by supporting original projects that contribute significantly to the professional achievement and growth of applicants.