Student Funding

The following research funding opportunities are available for CSULB students.

CSULB Opportunities

Department Scholarships

Departments in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offer a wide range of funding opportunities for student research.

APS Bridge Program

The purpose of the APS Bridge Program is to welcome, train and successfully send off students to do a PhD in Physics. The students joining the program are identified as having a strong potential and drive to succeed in this endeavor but were not given the right opportunities to prepare for entry into a PhD program. All students are welcome to apply but the program especially welcomes students from the population that are underrepresented in physics.

Beckman Scholars

The Beckman Scholars Program aims to advance the education, research training, and personal development of students with the potential to achieve distinction in their academic field, as well as become outstanding leaders in their careers and professions. Support is provided for four students working toward bachelor's degrees in chemistry or biology in the form of student stipends, laboratory supplies and funds for travel to appropriate scientific meetings.

Bridges to the Baccalaureate

Funded by the NIH, the Bridges to the Baccalaureate program designed to strengthen the relationship that exists between CSULB and two key community colleges, Long Beach City College and Cerritos Community College. The major focus of this summer program is to enhance the students' academic competitiveness. Selected students and faculty spend 9 weeks in the summer in CSULB laboratories participating in hands-on research. These experiences also provide a unique opportunity to take advantage of the latest scientific information through special seminars and field trips with industry partners.

Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)

The CSULB BUILD Program offers intensive research training opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in health-related research. Health-related research uses innovative methods to examine the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases to improve health and well-being. It is conducted across a number of different disciplines (e.g., engineering and the behavioral, biological, clinical, physical, public health and social sciences) and can include basic, applied and translational approaches to studying several health issues.

Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate candidates must be nominated by faculty. Each college selects one fellowship recipient, who must be a California resident and must meet the criteria for financial aid eligibility. In addition to these seven fellowships, there we have two additional need-based fellowships and two fellowships that may be awarded to candidates not eligible for financial aid (including international students). The fellowship is an award of $4,500 each semester. Applications are due in early March through InfoReady.

James L. Jensen Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The James L. Jensen Undergraduate Research Fellowship awards $1,000 to a declared undergraduate major in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to engage in undergraduate research with a CNSM faculty member.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Sponsored by the NSF Foundation the goal of CSULB LSAMP is to enhance math and science skills for minority students majoring in science, technology, mathematics and engineering to enable them to successfully complete their academic degree program towards careers in the STEM disciplines. This program involves a cooperative effort between CSULB and Cerritos College, and includes a three-week summer workshop designed to prepare students for enrollment in calculus during the upcoming academic year and to support student involvement in activities that enhance graduate school readiness.

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

Funded by the NIH, the MARC program aims to increase the number of well-trained students from underrepresented groups who enter research careers in biomedicine. Biomedical research is broadly defined to include biology, microbiology, physiology and kinesiology, biochemistry, neuropsychology, immunology, genetics and molecular biology, behavior, mathematics, anthropology, chemistry, bioengineering and biophysics.

Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)

Sponsored by a grant from the NIH the RISE program aims to increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of students in pursuit of biomedical research careers. Two distinct programs exist to meet the unique academic needs and professional demands of the biomedical research field.

Center for Scholarship Information (CSI)

The Center for Scholarship Information is the official hub for scholarship information at CSULB. It collects, organizes, and distributes information on hundreds of external scholarships as well as administer university scholarships for the campus.

National Research Programs and Internships

Beneath The Sea - Marine Careers Scholarships

Beneath The Sea's programs stimulates interest in the aquatic environment be it sport, scientific, medical, environmental, and the crafts whether vocation or avocation. Beneath The Sea, through its Ocean Pals art-in-education program, Marine Careers, and Sea of Tomorrow Scholarship program is responding to the changes in our environment bybringing education to youth, their parents, and teachers.

National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs

For graduate research in National Government Laboratories (Defense and Energy) and certain Agencies (NOH, EPA, NIST, NOAA).

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. There are two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.

Contact CNSM Research

Associate Dean for Research