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:
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 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 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
1. ORSP/AA Research Grant:
Application Deadline: 5.00 p.m. February 2, 2015 to ORSP (ORSP-Research@csulb.edu).
2. Summer Student Research Assistantship
Applications and supporting materials must be received by Friday March 13th, 2015.