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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

                                               Research News and Announcements

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 reassigned time, small faculty grants, mini-grants, and summer stipends. 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. Please see the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Funding Opportunities website for details and 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.



NSF Issues New PAPPG and Informational Webinar

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.

 A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on October 29th at 2 PM EST.  Registration is required at


Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing & Professional Development

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) invites post-doctoral/post-residency trainees and junior faculty to apply for the next Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development opportunity:  Grant writing for Underrepresented Minorities Seminar: Help, Opportunity, Experience (GUMSHOE)

GUMSHOE is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. GUMSHOE will link mentors from various disciplines who have highly successful track records in obtaining federal funding and grant writing coaches with early career faculty mentees from traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented minorities who wish to prepare an application to National Institutes of Health to conduct biomedical research.

Fall 2015-Winter 2016 GUMSHOE Details: Dates: October 21-23, 2015 kick-off in Denver, Colorado, followed by distance communication and mentoring over the subsequent 6-months. Population of Focus: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders

Application Deadline: Monday, September 7 at 5 p.m. PST  To learn more about GUMSHOE, and to apply, please visit the website.

About NRMN: The National Institutes of Health-funded NRMN was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and biobehavioral research workforce.

The NRMN is offering a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators from underrepresented populations who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. These programs are designed to enhance participants' career development, preparing them to meet each program's ultimate goal: the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding in the biomedical or biobehavioral sciences.  Learn more about the four programs here


Grants and Contracts Budgeting Updates

The California State University Long Beach Research Foundation’s federally negotiated Indirect Cost Recovery (IDC) rates from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 for grants and contracts are as follows:

Indirect Cost Recovery

  • On Campus Organized Research 46.5%
  • 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


Mark your calendars!

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

The notification for RSCA AT, SGG, and MGSS will go out on November 20, 2015.  The application due date will be January 22, 2016.

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.

July 16, 2015