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Internal CSULB Funding Opportunities

Internally administered support for research, scholarly, and creative activity (RSCA) is available from 3 sources/programs:

         Reassigned Time  

         Small Faculty Grants

         Discretionary Funding from ORSP/AA for Research Initiatives


The Division of Academic Affairs will allocate $200,000 from the Chancellor’s Office to research and scholarly activity for 2015-16.

Members of Unit 3 (all lecturers, probationary faculty, tenured faculty, Librarians, coaches, and counselors) are eligible to compete for funding of Mini Grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS). Faculty members with 12-month appointments are not eligible for summer stipends.  

Support will be available in the form of:

  • Mini Grants – Mini-grants 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. The maximum amount of this award is $5,000.
  • Summer Stipends – Summer stipends are 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.

According to Academic Senate Policy, a faculty member is allowed to apply for only one of the following awards: a summer stipend, a mini-grant, or reassigned time in a given year. (Note: A faculty member can receive only one Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA) award of any kind: a summer stipend, a mini-grant, reassigned time, or a small faculty grant.)

Submit proposals Word icon to your college office by Monday, April 6, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.  Each college review committee, the college dean, and the university MGSS committee will review and provide recommendations. Please see the Academic Senate Policy 11-08 §3.1 for details.

We are pleased to be able to provide this additional support for RSCA, which plays an essential role in the life of faculty and has an impact on instruction and the value of our degrees.



The Chancellor's office has reinstated system-level funding for RSCA for the 2015-2016 AY.   Academic Affairs is pleased to announce plans for the 2015-16 faculty Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Awards to support faculty research, scholarly and creative activities.

         1.  Reassigned Time for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

         2. Small Faculty Grants

Please contact your College Office regarding application information.

Academic Senate policy 11-08 Section 3.2 Adobe PDF Document dictates the competitive process by which reassigned time will be awarded. Individual College Councils are responsible for determining the criteria for applying, evaluating and recommending RSCA reassigned time. Although there are no required guidelines or application forms, Colleges may wish to use the forms previously required for assigned time applications. Assigned Time Guidelines and Application Forms


Discretionary ORSP/AA Research Funding Initiative:

        1.  ORSP/AA Research Grant:

              Application Deadline: 5.00 p.m. February 2, 2015 to ORSP (

              Instructions and Guidelines_ RFPMS Word Document

        2.  Summer Student Research Assistantship
           Applications and supporting materials must be received by Friday March 13th, 2015.

           Please send materials electronically to Full Announcement  Summer Student Research Assistantship Applicaton