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Internal CSULB Funding Opportunities


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

The Division of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA) for 2016-17.  Internally administered support for RSCA is available in the form of

The Chancellor’s Office will provide system-level funding for mini-grants and summer stipends (MGSS).  Faculty members receiving new faculty reassigned time are only eligible to apply for Small Faculty Grants.


Reassigned Time and Small Faculty Grants

All tenured, probationary, and full-time lecturers are eligible to compete for Reassigned Time and Small Faculty Grants.  Support will be available in the form of:

  • Reassigned Time – Equal to three (3) units per AY, to support the following activities: basic, applied, or developmental research and creative activities.
  • Small Faculty Grants – Not to exceed $5000, may be used for: student assistance, minor equipment or materials and supplies, travel to advance RSCA.  

Each academic college administers the award process. College award committees will review, evaluate, and rank proposals, and the Deans will make final decisions on Reassigned Time and Small Faculty Grant awards. Contact your college office regarding application information. 


Mini-Grants and Summer Stipends

All members of Unit 3 (all lecturers, probationary faculty, tenured faculty, librarians, coaches, and counselors) are eligible to compete for mini-grants and summer stipends.  Support will be available in the form of:  

  • Mini Grants – Not to exceed $5000, are intended to be “seed” money leading to the application for external support. Since this award is “seed” money, acceptance of a mini-grant requires that the application for external funding based on the proposal be submitted within two years of the date of the award and prior to any subsequent mini-grant awards.
  • Summer Stipends – Equivalent to the prevailing 3-WTU Vacant Rate to support a recipient in continuance of scholarly and creative activity during the summer. A recipient of a summer stipend may not be employed in summer session during the stipend period.

 Each college review committee, the college dean, and the university MGSS committee will review and provide recommendations. Please see the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website for the MGSS Application.

 All proposals are to be submitted to your college office by Friday, January 22 by 5 p.m.  A faculty member is allowed to apply for only one of the four awards in a given year. Please see the Academic Senate Policy 11-08 §3.1 for details.


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.