Events Archive

OSP Event & Workshops Archive

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- DETAILS Happy-Hour Conversation-

Co-sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Projects and the Center for Faculty Development; facilitated by Holly Slay Ferraro, David Green, and Jenna Isakson

Thu, May 14 | 4:00–5:00 | Zoom link will be sent upon registration

What happens to our scholarly and creative efforts when our lives have been significantly disrupted?

Clearly there is no single “right” answer to this question: individual contexts require individualized strategies and orientations to help us find our own balance in an unbalanced world.

Perhaps for you, scholarship pales into insignificance compared to supporting your students, caring for relatives and for yourself, and/or home-schooling your children; it’s a luxury you need to let go of. Or maybe time spent on scholarship provides you a welcome reprieve from email, social media, and the news – a chance to get comfortably lost in ideas and projects. Alternatively, you may be someone for whom scholarship is a form of healing, enabling you to think and write your way through the present trauma to new realizations and a deeper appreciation of what matters to you most.

Whatever your stance – and whatever your discipline, career stage, rank, or research funding – we invite you to join us for this happy-hour conversation to share and explore the myriad approaches to scholarship that are enabling you to stay grounded in the age of COVID-19.

In addition to creating a space for you to share with colleagues, staff from the Office of Sponsored Projects and Center for Faculty Development will be on hand to reflect on “nuts-and-bolts” approaches to addressing the challenges associated with timelines and/or research funding when so many factors are beyond our collective control.

Outside the session, we’ll share a few resources that provide contrasting perspectives on scholarly productivity in a time of crisis as well as resources for managing a sponsored project through this new environment.

Remember to bring your own beverages and snacks!

Register here 

Spring Quarter Peer Learning Group

In anticipation of many changes and questions surrounding research at SU amidst the current crisis, OSP will host our Spring Peer Learning Group via Zoom on Tuesday, April 28th.  We will review the steps OSP has been taking to proactively determine the effect of current sponsor policies, issues that may arise due to the crisis and procedures when making changes to grant budgets and/or deliverables.  The policies and new procedures can also be found on our website.  It will also be an opportunity to see some friendly faces and ask any questions!   We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 28th at 10am.  Stay healthy!

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Essentials of Proposal Development 

In WQ, the OSP will host a faculty-focused workshop titled Essentials of Grant Development where we will explore how you can position yourself for success when writing grant proposals. This workshop will be offered twice (same content at both) to accommodate schedules. 

For the workshops, materials, you can access them here

Faculty Research Connections Lightning Round 

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) will be hosting an inaugural event: Faculty Research Connections Lightning Round. At this event, faculty from all SU colleges will present their work in a fun, informal and fast-paced format. Join us to learn about your colleagues' research and make interdisciplinary connections! 



WQ Peer Learning Group

This quarter's agenda will have a focus on allowability when making purchases on grants, where we'll hear from our Grant Accountant. The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) team invites all staff who are responsible for the management of grant programs and/or grant budgets to gather with peers over coffee and tea to discuss relevant issues, policy updates and learn about the sponsored project activity on our campus.

 For allowability materials, click here

Holiday Gathering & Report Drop-Off 

Feeling flustered by quarterly reports & effort reports? No fear, OSP is here! Faculty and staff can drop off their quarterly reports and effort reports, ask questions and grab a cookie and hot chocolate. We'd love answer any reporting questions you may have and share in some holiday cheer. 



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FQ19 Peer Learning Group: Subaward vs. Subcontractor

Slides from the Fall Grant Managers Peer Learning Group focused on understanding the distinction between sub-awards and sub-contractors and determining the post-award processes that apply to both are available here. This event is part of the quarterly series OSP hosts for staff responsible for managing grant programs and/or budgets.

FQ19 Faculty Workshop - Identifying Funding Opportunities

Co-hosted by OSP, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), and Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Identifying Funding Opportunities provided faculty with a variety of resources available to you to help find funding opportunities for your unique project.

View or download the slides and handouts from this workshop here.

  • Identify SU resources and staff available to support your funding search
  • Navigate the new Funding Resource Guide
  • Create a set of keywords and gain insight on efficient on-line searches
  • Develop skills in interpreting search results
  • Understand basic terminology associated with external funding
  • Begin to assess fit between sponsor objectives and project aims

Grant-curious faculty and staff who were unable to participate in the workshop are encouraged to reach out to to learn about how OSP and other campus partners can support your funding search and research!

OSP Year End Celebration

Join us in early June for our annual end-of-year open house to celebrate the sponsored project successes over academic year 2019-20!

Summer Quarter Peer Learning Group 

Tuesday, July 28th 10am-11am

The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) team invites all staff who are responsible for the management of grant programs and/or grant budgets to gather with peers over (virtual) coffee and tea to discuss relevant issues, policy updates and learn about the sponsored project activity on our campus.

Summer quarter's peer learning group's topic will be TBD. 

You can register here

School of Law Research Speed Dating

September 10th 1pm-4pm

All School of Law faculty and staff are invited to sign up this fun event!  Each “date” with your external funding support team will only last 10 minutes via a Zoom call.  Representatives from the Office of Sponsored Projects, Corporate and Foundation Relations and University Advancement will be in each session to learn about your scholarship and funding needs and answer any questions you may have.  We’ll then brainstorm on next steps and send you any potential funding opportunities that may be a good fit. Sign up today with Brooke Coleman at