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Internal CSULB Funding Opportunities

RSCA, Mini Grants and Summer Stipends

The Division of Academic Affairs is pleased to support Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (RSCA) and Mini Grants/Summer Stipends (MGSS). When funds are available a faculty member is allowed to apply for only one of the four awards in a given year.  Application timeline and process will be announced during the Spring Session of the Academic Year.


Summer Student Research Assistantships

Academic Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is pleased to support Student Research Assistant Program every Summer.

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.


Award competition and timeline will be announced via Info-Ready Research Competition Space: ( during the Academic Year Spring Session.  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.

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.

Award competition and timeline will be announced via Info-Ready Research Competition Space: ( during the Academic Year Spring Session.