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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Research News and Announcements


Summer Student Research Assistantship

Academic Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is pleased to invite applications for the Student Research Assistant Program.

This program is designed to encourage student participation in a broad range of scholarly and academic activities and is open to eligible undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines and academic areas of study.  The assistantship provides financial support during the summer intersession months to undertake full-time research and scholarly activities in collaboration with a CSULB faculty (or principal investigator) research mentor.  Research mentors are expected to meet regularly with their assistant and provide a blend of supervision that provides directed guidance with scope for initiative and independent thought.

Application Deadline: Applications and supporting materials must be received by Monday, March 6, 2017.  Applications must be submitted by Faculty Mentor via Info-Ready Research Competition Space: (  Due to the competitive nature of this award, a Faculty mentor may only nominate up to 2 students.  If two students are nominated, the Faculty mentor must rank the two students. Learn more about the program and application guidelines.


ORSP Internal Grants - Requests for Proposals

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is accepting proposals for internal grants to help faculty prepare proposals for major external funding. ORSP encourages multidisciplinary research collaborations and partnerships. Funds are to be used in 2017-2018.

Please choose one of the following types of research proposals for funding:

  • Discipline Specific Research (One Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Multidisciplinary Research (Multiple PIs)

This grant program is open to CSULB tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Past award recipients must have submitted both a final report and a full length, external grant application through ORSP based upon the award in order to be eligible for funding.

Applications are due Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. Awardees of the grant will be announced by April 3. Access application information.



Call for Academic Affairs Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the following Academic Affairs Achievement Awards honoring faculty and students for their research, scholarly and creative activity:

  • Academic Affairs Award for Impact Accomplishment of the Year in Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity
  • Academic Affairs Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity
  • Outstanding Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Student - Undergraduate Division
  • Outstanding Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Student - Graduate Division


Call for Proposals: RSCA, Mini Grants, and Summer Stipends

The Division of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA) and Mini Grants/Summer Stipends (MGSS) for 2017-18. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 6 at 5 p.m. Click on the links below to learn more about applying for one of the four awards:


NSF Issues New PAPPG and Information

NSF announced that the revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 16-1) has been issued.  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016.  

 Significant changes include:

    • Enforcement of 5 p.m. submitter’s local time across all NSF funding opportunities;
    • Implementation of NSF’s Public Access Policy;
    • Submission of proposal certifications by the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) concurrently with proposal submission;
    • NSF’s implementation of the US Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences on Dual Use Research of Concern;
    • Provision of Collaborators and Other Affiliations information as a new single-copy document, instead of as part of the Biographical Sketch; 
    • Submission of Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support separately for each senior personnel;
    • Electronic signature and submission of notifications and requests by the AOR only;
    • Revision of timeframe for submission of final project reports, project outcomes reports and financial closure of awards to 120 days after the award end date; and
    • Numerous clarifications throughout the document.


Grants and Contracts Budgeting Updates

The California State University Long Beach Research Foundation’s federally negotiated Indirect Cost Recovery (IDC) rates for grants and contracts are as follows:

Indirect Cost Recovery

  • On Campus Organized Research 47.5%
  • 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


Grant Development BeachBoard

Attention Faculty and Staff!!!

A new resource has been created to help you develop a grant proposal. That resource is called the Grant Development BeachBoard and is now available to you.

The site gives you access to:

  • Successfully Funded Proposal Narratives, Project Summaries and Abstracts
  • Links to Funding Opportunities and Grant Search Tools
  • Proposal Development Support
  • Data Management Plan Development Resources
  • CSULB Institutional Data
  • College Grant Announcements
  • Links to CSULB Research News

Our goal is to provide the resources that you need to succeed, so we will continue to add new resources to the site. Please contact Jacqueline Wilvers to be included today at or 562-985-1065. Thank you!