CSUPERB Call for Teams: Spring 2016 CSU I-Corps Cohort

CSUPERB is pleased to issue the Call for Spring 2016 CSU I-Corps Faculty-led Teams.


Teams must be formed before the Spring 2016 application deadline (Monday, February 1st, 5 p.m. pacific time).


More information on team formation, eligibility information, and weblink to the application can be found here:


The Spring 2016 CSU I-Corps call is for Faculty-lead Teams who will participate in program activities between March 26 and June 25, 2016


After CSU I-Corps participation, faculty PIs may be eligible for the National Science Foundation's I-Corps Teams program ($50,000), even if they had not been previously funded by NSF.


CSU I-Corps is for curious researchers and nascent academic entrepreneurs. This program is designed to educate researchers about biotechnology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Faculty researchers are eligible for CSU I-Corps whether or not they have current patents, invention disclosures, or plans for commercialization activities. An idea or guess about how you might commercialize your research is sufficient for an application.


To smooth the work of moving product concepts out of the lab, teams win CSU I-Corps microgrants ($2500). Microgrants can be used to interview and work with mentors and advisors, to attend industry meetings to meet and interview potential customers or partners, to fabricate prototypes or to buy research materials and supplies for proof-of-concept work suggested by industry experts and mentors.


Please email or call the program office (619-594-2822) if you have questions about this program. 


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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.

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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.