Events & Workshops

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Faculty Research Lightning Talks

Undergraduate Research - presentations with Q&A

Tuesday, April 25th | 12:30 - 1:20pm | Zoom


The Office of Sponsored Projects Lightning Talks are a fun and informative way to learn about the scholarship taking place by faculty across campus. Each faculty presenter has 5 minutes to share their project.

Join us for our Spring Quarter Lightning Talk where faculty will talk about incorporating undergraduates into their research. Learn best practices from seasoned faculty. OSP will also give a brief overview of resources on campus to support undergraduate research. The panel will also be available for a Q&A session!

Presenters include:

  • Brett Kaiser, College of Science & Engineering
  • Jackie Helfgott, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Erica Rauff, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Pasha Tabatabai, College of Science & Engineering

NSF Demystified: Preparing a competitive proposal to the National Science Foundation 

Tuesday, May 2nd | 12:30 - 1:20pm | Zoom


Interested in pursuing support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) – which funds 27% of all federally-supported research at U.S. colleges and universities and over 25% of current externally-funded dollars at SU – but slightly overwhelmed by what can feel like an intimidating process? It is more manageable than one might think!

Join us as we ‘demystify’ the NSF by guiding participants to:

  • Understand the objectives and structure of the NSF
  • Identify promising NSF funding opportunities
  • Delve into NSF opportunities that are particularly well-suited for the SU context, including the Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) program
  • Break down the components of NSF proposals
  • Gain critical insights into developing and writing a competitive NSF proposal


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OSP PI Picnic

Wednesday, May 17th | 12:00 - 2:00pm | In-person


Please join the OSP in celebrating all the Principal Investigators ("PI"s) who submitted grant proposals, received new awards, and carried out their sponsored projects over the 2022-23 academic year! Lunch will be served!