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Internal CSULB Funding Opportunities

Internally administered support for research, scholarly, and creative activity (RSCA) is available from 3 sources/programs:

  • Mini-grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS)
  • Reassigned Time; and
  • Discretionary Funding from ORSP/AA for Research Initiatives

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.

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

The Chancellor's office has reinstated system-level funding for RSCA and allocated approximately $200,000 for CSULB for the 2015-2016 AY based upon FTES. A specific plan for the criteria for disbursing the funds cid:image001.gif@01D01B95.0ACE6580 will be formulated shortly.


2.     Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Reassigned Time for the 2015-2016 Academic Year:

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce plans for the 2015-16 faculty Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Award. Academic Affairs plans to allocate approximately $1.5 million to support faculty research, scholarly and creative activities.

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