General Information for Scholars

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements

All SEO scholars are trained in the responsible conduct of research.

For NSF scholarships the students have to complete a CITI training certificate and submit it to ORSP within the first month and then participate in RCR training throughout the year.

For NIH and privately-funded scholarships the RCR training occurs throughout the year and the RCR Taining Forms are due to ORSP in the spring.

If you have questions about RCR training for your student, please contact the SEO Office.


Signing up for Direct Deposit

SEO fellowships are disbursed a few different ways: a) as a monthly stipend check, b) as a Student Assistant Researcher with an hourly (time-sheet) paycheck, or c) as a Graduate Assistant with a monthly, salaried paycheck.

For U-RISE, Bridges, CDI, and STC CCC Scholars: Stipend checks are disbursed on the 15th of each month. With COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit, otherwise the check will be mailed to you on the 15th of each month. If the 15th of the month falls on a weekend, then the checks are usually available on the prior Friday afternoon.


For Genentech Scholars: The Genentech Foundation Scholarships are just starting to allow direct deposit for stipend checks. Ask Alyssa for details about how to sign-up for this. Otherwise, the checks will be mailed to your last known address during the first or second week of each month.

  • For address updates and direct deposit instructions, contact Precious Bowes.


Supplemental Instruction (SCI Courses)

SCI courses are small 1-unit classes that meet once per week for an hour and 40 minutes. Students work in small groups on practice problems and activities to support their learning in the parent course. There are no exams or homework in a SCI course: grades are based on class participation and in-class activities.


Student Short Term Loan

The purpose of the Short Term Loan Program is to assist registered students with unanticipated, school-related expenses. Loans are not available for payment of registration fees. All loans are subject to the availability of funds.


SF State Basic Needs Initiative 

Basic needs in the higher education setting refers to those things that are necessary for students to be active and engaged learners, with an equitable opportunity for full participation in curricular and co-curricular offerings of the University. 


SF State Library Loans Laptops

  • The SF State Library has long-term loaner laptops for students - mostly PCs. See more information HERE

SF State One Card/Gator Pass

Your OneCard/ Gator Pass functions as your identification card for our University. It can be used in the University for the Following Services:

  • Photo ID card
  • Library card
  • Print/Copy card
  • Declining Balance card
  • Access card
  • Meal Plan card
  • OneCard is also a Clipper card.  Clipper is the all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area. It can hold all transit passes, such as the SF University Pass for Muni, Higher Ed discount product for BART or other products for all major Bay Area transit systems. 

Form more information visit the One Card website HERE.


SF State Summer Science Coding Immersion Program (SCIP)

Summer Research Programs