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Funding Opportunities

Grants

Faculty/Student Grants

Purpose: Designed to facilitate the initiation and/or development of collaborative research or creative activities (RESCA) between students and faculty. Preference will be given to faculty whose proposals demonstrate collaboration with students in the following areas:

  • Publications
  • Peer-reviewed conference presentations
  • Performance/Exhibits
  • Pilot project implementation
  • Data collection and/or professional development.

Applicant eligibility: Any full-time faculty member, tenured or tenure-track

Maximum award amount: $1,500

Application deadline: November 1st, 2020

ASI Student Research & Travel

Purpose: This grant supports both undergraduate and graduate student research and creative activities and travel related to academic growth and development.

Applicant eligibility: Currently enrolled, undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA; graduates must have a 3.0 GPA.

Maximum award amount: $1,000

Application deadline: 20th of each month (September - April)

Undergraduate Student Grants

Purpose: Designed to support costs associated with student-based research projects or creative activities (RESCA) pursued outside the classroom.

Applicant eligibility: Students must be in good academic standing, have GPA of 2.5 or above, and be registered full-time in any program at CSUSB.

Maximum award amount: $500

Application deadline (Extended): November 1st, 2020

SSI Graduate Student Culminating Project Fund

Purpose: This program is designed for graduate students completing a thesis, project, or dissertation. Funds from the SSI Culminating Project Fund, if awarded, must be used to support recipients’ thesis, project, or dissertation research or professional development activities. 

Applicant eligibility:  Students must be in good academic standing, have GPA 3.0 or above, and be registered full-time in any graduate program at CSUSB.

Maximum award amount: $2,000

Application deadline (Extended): November 1st, 2020

Faculty Assigned Time Grant

Purpose: To support faculty conducting RESCA that will contribute to students’ overall educational experience through research and creative activities.

Applicant eligibility:  Any full-time faculty member, tenured or tenure-track

Maximum award amount: $4,700

Application deadline: February 16th, 2021

 

Programs

Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP)

Purpose: The USRP is a 10-week, mentored research program that provides funding and resources to support undergraduate students who, under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor, will complete a research project or other scholarly activity related to their field.

Applicant eligibility:  Any full-time faculty member, tenured or tenure-track

Maximum award amount: $5,000 faculty stipend, $2,800 student pay and $500 for research materials

Application deadline: February 16th, 2021

Peer Lab Program

Purpose: The function of this program is to schedule regular out-of-class supplemental instruction sessions to assist students in understanding the course material and to improve students’ overall learning and reasoning skills.

Applicant eligibility:  Any full-time faculty member, tenured or tenure-track

Maximum award amount: Peer Leader pay $14.85/hr. 10hrs/week.

Application deadline:

Fall Deadline for Spring: November 9th, 2020

Peer Research Consultant Program

Purpose: Peer Research Consultants (PRC) assist undergraduates with their research projects for a course. Faculty will select a graduate or undergraduate student to serve as the PRC. The PRC attends all class sessions and lead discussion groups where they assist students with aspects of their research project.

Applicant eligibility:  Any full-time faculty member, tenured or tenure-track

Maximum award amount: Peer Leader pay $14.85/hr. 10hrs/week.

Application deadline:

 

Fall Deadline for Spring: November 9th, 2020

 

STEM en Familia

Purpose: Faculty designs a one-week research experience for RCC students during the summer term. 

Applicant eligibility:  Any full-time faculty member, tenured or tenure-track from STEM disciplines

Maximum award amount: $2,000 faculty stipend, $300 peer mentor pay

Application deadline: February 16th, 2021

 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF)

Purpose: The MMUF is a 2-year program at CSUSB that provides financial support, research mentorship, and assistance with graduate school applications to undergraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Applicant eligibility:  Students must be in good academic standing, have GPA of 3.5 or above, and be interested in pursuing a Ph.D.

Maximum award amount: $15,000

Application deadline: February 16th, 2021

 

Awards

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Mentor Award

Purpose: The Faculty Research and Creative Activities Mentor Award is awarded annually to one faculty member from each college who exhibits exemplary mentoring. Faculty mentors can be nominated either by themselves, a student, or a colleague.

Applicant eligibility:  Any full-time faculty member, tenured or tenure-track

Maximum award amount: $2,000

Application deadline: February 16th, 2021

Outstanding Student Researcher Award

Purpose: The award is designed to acknowledge one graduate and one undergraduate student who has demonstrated exemplary scholastic work in both their academics and research.

Applicant eligibility:  Undergraduate or graduate students must be enrolled, and in good academic standing with a GPA of a 3.5 or higher. Must have extensive experience in research or creative activities.

Maximum award amount: $500

Application deadline: February 16th, 2021