During these unprecedented times for Fresno State and the nation, we’re continuing grants-related activity as much as possible. Our team is submitting proposals, negotiating and accepting awards, and submitting and processing other sponsor requests even while staff is working remotely for the most part.We continue to work with faculty/staff members on upcoming proposals and remind everyone to check for updates from local, state and federal sponsors such as NSF, NIH and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The current situation led us to regrettably cancel the 41st Central California Research Symposium, which was scheduled to be held at Madden Library on April 15. The decision was made consistent with event guidelines set forth by the CSU Chancellor's Office, as well as state and local public health agencies. We greatly appreciate the time and effort everyone dedicated to this year’s event and hope to see you next year.
While we miss seeing you in person, please don't hesitate to connect with us via phone and email. Our entire team wishes you good health and encourages you to check our website or social media channels for updates as we navigate the next few weeks.
CSU COAST is accepting applications for the State Science Information Needs Program (SSINP), which will fund $2.6M in research to support the state of California’s highest priority ocean, coastal, and coastal watershed related science needs, with the goal of reducing the impact of microplastics/microfibers on marine and coastal ecosystems. Deadline: April 8.
CSU I-Corps 2020 Summer Sprint: CSUPERB welcomes and encourages applications from CSU faculty, student and staff researchers working in all disciplines related to biotechnology, including life sciences, physical sciences, clinical sciences, math, computer science, agricultural science engineering, and/or business. Deadline: April 17.
The Minority Research Grant Program (MRGP) supports researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how to better meet the health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual gender minorities, and rural populations. Deadline: June 2.
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER): The CAREER Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department. Deadline: July 27.
The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) has issued guidance regarding ethical practices for the continuation of research involving human subjects during campus and community efforts to limit exposure to the coronavirus. "Any unanticipated problems or adverse events related to COVID-19 exposure as part of previously approved study protocols should be reported to the University CPHS immediately," stated IRB chair Jennifer Randles.
Note that the IRB workshop scheduled for April 30 on best practices for conducting ethical research and University CPHS policies and procedures has been postponed to this Fall.
Nicole Smith (Kinesiology) participated in a CSU webcast earlier this month showcasing research in Education, Health and Human Services, and Social Sciences: “Making a Difference in the Lives of Students”
Congratulations to College of Social Sciences Dean Michelle DenBeste, who has accepted the position of provost and vice president for Academic and Student Life at Central Washington University. Dean DenBeste has been a staunch advocate for grant activity on campus and we wish her all the best in her new role.
Grant writing tips: California Humanitieshas posted tips for writing grant proposals, compiled by Project and Evaluation Director Felicia Kelley. The tips are helpful when applying for California Humanities grants as well as support from other funders.
Please don't hesitate to contact the grants administrator for your college/unit as you explore potential funding opportunities. Also, be sure to share with us important news or updates on your research, scholarly, or creative activities. Include NEWSLETTER in the subject line and send details to email@example.com
This newsletter is compiled and published by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Part of the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, RSP helps faculty and staff apply for and secure external grant funds.