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.

CSU identifies potential Water Bond funding - webinar series

Proposition 1, the Water Bond, provides over $7.5 billion for managing water supplies, protecting and restoring wetlands, improving water quality, and increasing flood protection. WRPI staff has analyzed Prop. 1 and has identified potential sources of funding for the CSUs. We are hosting a series of webinars on what we've learned and are excited to share it with you. 


The webinars will be scheduled periodically in April, dates to be publicized soon. Please contact for webinar logistics.

2015 Individual Investigator/Collaborative Grants


The Individual Investigator or the Collaborative Grant program supports original projects that significantly contribute to the professional achievement and growth of the applicant(s).  We invite applications from collaborative groups, who may or may not propose to conduct work across disciplinary boundaries.  All proposed projects should be directed towards obtaining tangible results such as a journal article, book prospectus, seminar, colloquium, conference paper, public exhibition, community project, or concert.


Key Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm
  • Anticipated Announcement of Funded Proposals: June, 2015 (follow the Weekly Memo)
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s) for awards: July 1, 2015


Additional information, full FOA, and submission procedures

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.

Watch our new video: "10 Things PIs Need to Know"

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Alison Sanders, Interim AVP for Research, takes you on a short trip highlighting the top 10 things Principal Investigators need to know about managing grants.