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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  

         Mini-grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS)

         Discretionary Funding from ORSP/AA for Research Initiatives




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.  Mini-grants and Summer Stipends for 2015-2016 (MGSS)


Funding and regulations for MGSS are mandated by the Legislature and the Chancellor's office, while funding and regulations for reassigned time and discretionary initiatives are determined on the campus. 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