SPARK Program Advances Research Knowledge for Faculty

Fridays, Feb. 23-April 6
Registration deadline: noon, Feb. 16, 2018

Faculty interested in advancing their research are encouraged to attend SPARK (Scholarly Program to Advance Research Knowledge), an introductory grant development training course offered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects. Working closely with CSUF research development specialists, SPARK will provide you the opportunity to learn about the support and resources available to facilitate on-time, compliant and competitive proposals. The course is open to full-time faculty from all academic fields (arts, business, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, engineering/computer sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, etc.) motivated to enhance his/her research profile.

Program Features:

  • Hands-on, interactive training
  • Identifying potential funding sources
  • Feedback from peers
  • Components of a proposal budget
  • Learning about research compliance
  • Reviewing the CSUF internal proposal approval and submission process

Program Dates/Time
9-10:30 a.m.
Fridays, Feb. 23-April 6 (six sessions)

Pollak Library South, room 256 (Note: Please bring your laptops to each class meeting)

Seminar Facilitators
Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Staff
Chris Liu, associate vice president, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
Tami “Sunnie” Foy, director, Office of Research Development (ORD)
Amber Wynn, STEM Research Grant Developer (ORD), College of Engineering and Computer Science and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Gail Matsunaga, grants specialist (ORD)

College Research Grant Specialists:
Catie Anders, College of Business and Economics
Natalie Gharabian, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Lisa Lopez, College of Health and Human Development
Steve Reyes, College of Education

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Questions ?
Contact Tami “Sunnie” Foy, x2134 or