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The National Institutes of Health awarded the $871,000 grant CSUSB ASPIRE logo (Advancing Sponsored Program Infrastructure for Research Excellence) to increase the diversity of faculty and students engaged in research and streamline CSUSB’s grant operations.


We are pleased to announce Research Linx: Interdisciplinary Tenured to Pre-tenured Faculty Mentorship Program.

Sponsored by the Academic Research and the NIH grant CSUSB ASPIRE, the goal of this program is to support pre-tenured faculty on their research journey to tenure. In this program mentors will build cross-campus connections with pre-tenured faculty through conversations about research/creative activities, career advancement, the role of research in mentee’s RPT process, balancing research, teaching and life priorities, and academic life at CSUSB.

Visits Research Linx Website.


BRESE (Biomedical/biobehavioral RESearch Enrichment) Scholars Program is a two-year mentored grantsmanship program for new faculty in biomedical and biobehavioral disciplines.

To learn more about the BRESE Scholars Program visit the Academic Research BRESE Scholars Program Website.




The Academic Research Team is offering Certificate Series in the following categories:

            Series I:     Sponsored Research

            Series II:    Teacher Scholar

            Series III:    Mentoring Students in Research

            Series IV:   Research Compliance


To earn a certificate in Sponsored Research (series I) the participants must complete at least four (4) workshops. To earn a certificate in Teacher Scholar (series II), Mentoring Students in Research (series III), Research Compliance (series IV) and Diversity and Inclusion in Research (series V), the participants must complete at least three (3) workshops in this category. To view the schedule and register for workshops visit the Academic Research Certificates and Workshops website.

Series I: Sponsored Research 

Workshops: 1. Internal Funding, 2. Proposal Preparation and Submission, 3. Budget Development, 4. White Papers, 5. Tips for Managing your Award.







Internal Funding Workshop

This workshop is designed to introduce faculty to the variety of the internal funding options available to support research, scholarly, and creative activities at CSUSB and help faculty design scaffolding approaches to coordinating research funding through on-campus sources.                     

By: C. Crawford and R. Keating

Sept. 20, 2022

12:00-1:00 PM


Passcode: w8yd8?&K

Proposal Preparation and Submission

In addition to covering how ORSP can assist you with your proposal preparation and submission, ORSP will also provide tips for using the SciENcv portal for exporting personnel documents in various agency formats. NSF is partnering with the NIH (and more recently, Department of Energy) to use SciENcv as an approved format for use in preparation of the biographical sketch and current & pending sections of a proposal. SciENcv will allow users to export NIH, NSF or DOE formatted personnel documents for inclusion with your proposal submission(s). Additional federal agencies may start using the system as well. Come learn how to get started!               

By: P. Tagle and C. Lucas

Oct. 12, 2022

10:00-11:00 AM


Passcode: &26bwxyX

Budget Development

ORSP will present tips on how to develop a realistic and compliant budget proposal for Federal grant applications. Come learn the fundamentals, including standard cost-categories to consider, the differences between allowable and unallowable costs, as well as our process for obtaining internal campus approvals.

By:  P. Tagle and C. Lucas

Oct. 19, 2022

3:00-4:00 PM


Passcode: @A=JF9J0

White Papers: Communicating your Research Goals

This session will go over the benefits of writing a 1–2-page concept paper (i.e., white paper) about your research project.  The session will focus on using white papers to contact external funding agencies.                       

By: C. Crawford

Nov. 09, 2022

12:00-1:00 PM


Passcode: GD72HX*C

Tips for Managing your Award

Managing your award is the final and longest phase of the Grant Lifecycle. 

By:  Y. Meyer, W. Wahba, J. Wessel, and D. Trujillo

Mar. 1, 2023

10:00-11:00 AM

Managing your Award Flyer


Series II: Teacher Scholar 

Workshops: 1. Productive Online Writing with Accountability (POWWA), 2. Balancing Teaching and Research, 3. Tips on Successful Publishing of Scholarly Work, 4. ZOOMBIE Writing Apocalypse Back. 







Productive Online Writing with Accountability (POWWA)


Designed specifically for CSU tenured/tenure-track and full-time faculty, POWWA will help you write in a safe and productive space with someone who has successfully supported faculty writing across all disciplines. Faculty working with her have drafted journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, grant proposals, novels, musical compositions, poetry collections, and more.

By:  T. Patchen, CSF 

Sept. 12, 2022 - Nov. 18, 2022

12:30 - 1:30 PM


Balancing Teaching and Research 

Time management strategies for successful advancement of your research agenda and dedicated time for writing while teaching at a CSU.

By:  T. Patchen, CSF

Oct. 16, 2022

12:00 -  1:30 PM

Tips on Successful Publishing of Scholarly Work

Strategic insights for manuscript development and journal article publication. 

By:  T. Patchen, CSF 

Oct. 24, 2022

12:00-1:30 PM

ZOOMBIE Writing Apocalypse Back (from the dead?) 

Join the Zoombie Writing Apocalypse with renowned dead-paper communicator, Terri Patchen, Ph.D., on Friday, November 4th, 8:00 am-11:00 am. You won't need to snack on brains - just comb through them to extract the words you drop delectably on the page. Email to bring your desiccated, rotting papers back to life. Three hours of brain picking. YUM!

By:  T. Patchen, CSF 

Nov. 4, 2022

8:00 - 11:00 AM 

Series III: Mentoring Students in Research 

Workshops: 1. Non Traditional Collaborative Research Process, 2. Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students, 3. Research Collaboration with Students.







Non Traditional Collaborative Research Process


Including student researchers in fields that don't traditionally have labs or collaborative approaches to the research process.

By:  R. Keating & TBD

Sept. 13, 2022

12:00-1:00 PM


Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

This workshop introduces  funding opportunities for graduate students, including the Graduate Equity Fellowship, Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program, and the California Pre-Doctoral Program.

By:  C. Vickers and R. Keating

Oct. 4, 2022

10:00- 11:00 AM


Passcode: #Sj9G+qx

Research Collaboration with Students 

This workshop will focus on developing research collaboration and formalizing agreements between authors/co-authors. Ethical aspects.

By:  C. Vickers, R. Keating, and J. Munoz

Feb. 20, 2023

12:00-1:00 PM

Research Collaboration Flyer


Series IV: Research Compliance 

Workshops: 1. IRB Essentials for Faculty, 2. How to Submit an IRB Application for your Student Research Project, 3. Export Controls, 4. Federal Agency Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies, 5. IRB Q&A Answering Your Questions in Human Subject Protocols. 







IRB Essentials for Faculty: Keys to Designing Ethical Human Subject Research

For faculty members who plan to conduct research on human participants, this workshop will discuss key ethical concerns and major steps in an IRB application. CSUSB IRB reps will be there to answer your questions.

By:  King-To Yeung, Dr. Brian Heisterkamp & Michael Gillespie

Oct. 12, 2022


    12:00- 1:30 PM



Passcode: t%MZ55J1

How to Submit an IRB Application for your Student Research Project For students

For students at any level who plan to conduct research on human participants, this workshop will go over the IRB application step-by-step. You will find that the IRB process is far from scary. IRB reps will be there to answer your questions. 

By:  King-To Yeung

Oct. 24, 2022

       5:30 - 7:00 PM 


Passcode: #6j2xH++

Export Controls

The workshop provides a brief introduction to faculty of the Export Control regulations for EAR (Export Administration Regulations) and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) covering sharing or transferring technology to foreign persons, deemed exports, and sanctioned countries. 

By:  M. Gillespie 

Feb. 14, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Export Controls Flyer


Federal Agency Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies


This workshop provides a brief introduction to faculty of NIH, NSF, USDA, and DOE Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies designed to ensure a safe and civil work environment that is free of harassment, bullying, intimidation, violence, threats of violence.

By:  M. Gillespie

Feb. 16, 2023

1:00- 2:00 PM

Federal Agency Flyer


IRB Q & A Answering Your Questions in Human Subject Protocols

This informal session will answer your IRB questions, including ethical research designs, recruitment of human participants, informed consent process, risk mitigation, privacy and confidentiality in data collection, etc. Representatives from CSUSB IRB will be there to answer your questions.

By: King-To Yeung

Mar, 07, 2023 12:00 - 1:00 PM

IRB Q&A Flyer