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                                               Research News and Announcements

Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing & Professional Development

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) invites post-doctoral/post-residency trainees and junior faculty to apply for the next Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development opportunity: 

Grant writing for Underrepresented Minorities Seminar: Help, Opportunity, Experience (GUMSHOE)

GUMSHOE is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. GUMSHOE will link mentors from various disciplines who have highly successful track records in obtaining federal funding and grant writing coaches with early career faculty mentees from traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented minorities who wish to prepare an application to National Institutes of Health to conduct biomedical research.

Fall 2015-Winter 2016 GUMSHOE Details:

Dates: October 21-23, 2015 kick-off in Denver, Colorado, followed by distance communication and mentoring over the subsequent 6-months. Population of Focus: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders
Application Deadline: Monday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. PST  To learn more about GUMSHOE, and to apply, please visit the website

About NRMN
The National Institutes of Health-funded NRMN was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and biobehavioral research workforce.

The NRMN is offering a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators from underrepresented populations who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. These programs are designed to enhance participants' career development, preparing them to meet each program's ultimate goal: the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding in the biomedical or biobehavioral sciences.  Learn more about the four programs here


Grants and Contracts Budgeting Updates

The California State University Long Beach Research Foundation’s federally negotiated Indirect Cost Recovery (IDC) ratesfrom July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 for grants and contracts are as follows:

Indirect Cost Recovery

On Campus Organized Research 46.5%

On Campus Instruction 50.5% 

Off Campus Organized Research 26.0%

Off Campus Instruction 26.0% 

 If you have any questions about these rates or general budget preparation questions, please contact your Pre Awards Specialist.

 David Smith-CHHS, COE, Student Affairs x55330

Nora Momoli-CNSM, CCPE x51567

Monida Hean-CLA x55633

Nazareth Lijiam-COTA, CBA, CED x52478


Mark your calendars!

RSCA – Reassigned Time (AT), Small Faculty Grants (SFG), & Mini Grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS)

The notification for RSCA AT, SGG, and MGSS will go out on November 20, 2015.  The application due date will be January 22, 2016.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Internal grants

The notification for ORSP internal grants will go out on January 25, 2016.  The application due date will be February  29, 2016.

Summer Student Assistantships

The notification for Summer Student Assistantships will go out on February 8, 2016.  The application due date will be March 7, 2016.


The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) co-hosts with

The Office of Extramural Research (OER) at the National Institutes of Health

A one-day pre-seminar workshop

“Getting through Human Research Reviews with Skill”

On Wednesday October 14, 2015

At the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar, Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California

This workshop aims to provide participants with the skill and knowledge necessary to have their NIH grant applications and research protocols pass reviews for human research protections. It will focus on clarifying confusions and providing participants with practical tips and solutions to problems and difficulty commonly encountered during such reviews.

 REGISTER NOW at if you answer YES to any of the following questions:

  • Do you feel quite baffled by the different requirements on human research protections and wondered how you could get ahead of the process?
  • Are you sometimes confused when a research using data collected from human participants is considered ‘human subjects research’ and when it is not?
  • Have you ever felt frustrated with being told that you had not included adequate protections for human participants, when you had already spent hours working on the proposal?


July 16, 2015

Awards Given for Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

Congratulations to the 13 members of the campus community who were honored at the University Achievement Awards on April 22.  Among those who received awards were four faculty members and a student, who were honored specifically for their research, scholarly or creative activity.

Betty McMicken

Dr. Betty McMicken (Speech-Language Pathology)

Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award

Leslie Reese

Dr. Leslie Reese (Teacher Education)

Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award.

Ezra LeBank

Ezra LeBank (Theatre Arts)

Impact Accomplishment of the Year in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

Praveen Shankar

Dr. Praveen Shankar (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)

Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

Alireza Ameri

Electrical Engineering graduate student Alireza Ameri:

Outstanding Graduate Research Student Award