The San Diego State University Research Foundation is an auxiliary organization to SDSU whose mission is to help faculty and staff find, attract and administer their research and sponsored programs.
Each semester, the foundation hosts a series of grant-related workshops to guide faculty though the grants process. Topics include identifying funding opportunities, proposal writing, budget preparation, cost-sharing and more.
The spring series includes new topics related to international collaboration and changes to U.S. patent law. For more information, contact Jenna McCart, grant information coordinator.
Harmonization — American Style: Selected Issues in U.S. Patent Law Before and After America Invents Act
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
The America Invests Act made unprecedented, sweeping changes to U.S. patent laws last year. These laws will have a profound impact on academia and the nation’s competitiveness for generations to come. The laws themselves are untested in courts so their impact is still confusing to even the most experienced patent attorneys.
Budget Basics: Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Proposal
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2 to 4 p.m.
Part of writing a grant proposal means understanding the costs of your sponsored project. Staff in the Research Foundation’s sponsored research development and administration departments will help answer questions and provide examples of how to include project costs in your proposal.
Understanding Cost Sharing
Tuesday, March 4, 2 to 4 p.m.
Cost sharing in proposals is an important topic for faculty and research administrators. This workshop will explore the world of cost sharing, its implications and applicable regulations.
International Collaborations — Let’s Get Started!
Wednesday, March 12, 2 to 4 p.m.
Are you considering submitting a proposal that will involve international collaborators and activities, but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will summarize how to get started, outline best practices, identify key elements, and review budget considerations.
Understanding Foreign National Immigration Tax Issues
Wednesday, March 19, 1 to 3 p.m.
At this seminar you will learn more about the U.S. immigration system, general tax issues, residence status for IRS tax purposes, classifying and sourcing the income, and how to process payments.
Accounts Payable Essentials Workshop
Thursday, April 17, 1 to 3 p.m.
In this educational session, many questions regarding your project account(s) will be answered by the knowledgeable staff in SDSU Research Foundation’s accounts payable department.
Wednesday, April 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
This workshop will focus on how to work with and manage multi-partner international projects. Concrete, practical examples will be discussed including the project handbook and sub-agreement templates. As SDSU and SDSURF become increasingly involved in international projects, proper approaches will be discussed to ensure successful cooperation.
Order it Up: Purchasing Basics
Tuesday, April 29, 2 to 4 p.m.
This workshop will discuss purchasing, vendors and more when it comes to research. Topics to be covered include how to order what you need, checking the status of your order and who to contact in purchasing.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP online to reserve a seat. You must be logged into your SDSU Google account to sign up. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-594-4635.