CSUN Virtual Jump Start Spring 2023

Two-day VIRTUAL Jump Start Grantsmanship Workshops

Dates: March 24th and 31st (9:00 am – 3:00 pm PST)


The workshop provides basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding.  The workshop prepares attendees to submit applications to the NSF HSI STEM.

The content will focus on preparing grants for the new NSF HSI Initiative that seeks to increase grant support for STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Institutions (due date August 31, 2023, Last Wednesday in August, Annually Thereafter)

During the event, participants will have a rare opportunity to seek advice from successful grant applicants to direct questions to experienced and knowledgeable grant awardees and to closely analyze a sample proposal to learn which pitfalls to avoid.

Intended Audience

The workshops are open to anyone interested in applying for the NSF HSI Initiative call NSF 22-611. Preference is for applicants who are (1) from 2-year and 4-year HSIs with limited prior NSF support (2) faculty within their first 10 years of academic appointment, and (3) those who seek to collaborate on applications with these institutions.

Dates & Locations

  • Dates: March 24th and 31st (9:00 am – 3:00 pm PST)

Note: This virtual workshop requires attendance on BOTH days.


Submit your application at this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/6KXP335


  • Workshop Organizer

    Dr. Maria Elena Zavala, CSUN Lead PI, NSF HSI  National STEM Resource Hub

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  • Cost

    There is NO cost of attendance.

  • Application

    Submit Application

    It is recommended to attach a letter of institutional support with your application.

  • Travel

    None: This is a virtual workshop.

  • Final Agenda

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  • Workshop Participants

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  • Workshop Speakers

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  • Workshop Materials

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March, 2023

  • Faiza Peetz – Doctoral Lecturer & Clinical Coordinator MLS Program, CUNY/College of Staten Island
  • John Montgomery – AVP for Research, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Celia Jenkins – Director of Grants Management, Cochise College
  • Lakshmi Devi Subramanian – Assistant Professor, University of Texas-El Paso
  • Karen Perell-Gerson – Professor, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Sajid Liu – Professor, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Spencer Hutchinson
  • Shadi Mahjoob – Assistant Professor, California State University Northridge
  • Mayra Puente – Assistant Professor, University of California
  • Yingjie Liu
  • Daya Nand
  • Anna Bezryadina
  • Stephen Adamo
  • Amjad Nusayr
  • Cengiz Gunay
  • Anca Doloc-Mihu