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Undergraduate Student Grants

The OSR Undergraduate Student Grant is designed to fund costs associated with faculty mentors, student-based research projects or creative activities outside the classroom.

Award Details

The OSR Student Grant is not designed to cover the costs associated with class projects, class assignments or any activities that are associated with a traditional “in the classroom” course. This grant cannot be used to fund or supplement funding for study abroad trips, student teaching, training, internships or travel. The maximum amount of each award is $500.

Applications for the Student Grants will be competitively evaluated by the OSR Awards Committee. The quality of the student research or creative activity (RCA) experience will be a determining factor in being selected. The committee may require budget revisions and/or reductions and other changes before a grant is made. The number of grants awarded depends on the budget and the funds available to the OSR each year.


To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA 3.0) and registered as a full-time student in any undergraduate program at CSUSB. If you have received an OSR Student Grant previously, please be aware that preference will be given to new applicants, unless funding permits for additional awardees.

All projects involving human subjects and/or vertebrate animals must submit proof of Institutional Review Board and/or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval as part of the application and/or prior to the release of funds.


If this is your first time preparing a grant proposal, you are encouraged to attend the Grant Writing Proposal Workshop, September 24th at 12pm. Register HERE.

Application Opens: August 17th, 2020

Application Closes: November 1st, 2020

Undergraduate Student Grant Guidelines

Submit Application for UG Student Grant