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Student Research and Travel

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Program Description

Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) is an on-campus organization that provides many services for students, one of which is awarding funds to support student research. They offer a substantial amount of money, which provides funding for both undergraduate and graduate student research and creative activities. The application process has become increasingly competitive, so ASI recommends that students read through each page of the application thoroughly in order to ensure it is understood completely and properly. ASI is an invaluable resource to students, so make sure to visit the ASI website to take advantage of what they offer.

Award Details

This program encourages and supports both undergraduate and graduate student research and creative activities by providing funding to support student research, as well as travel-related to academic growth and development. Students may use the funding to conduct research for an independent study, an academic course, honor’s project, or master’s thesis project, to present at a conference, or attend a conference. Funds are made available through Associated Students Incorporated and Instructionally Related Programs.

There are no guarantees that any request or project will be funded. A limit of $1,000 will be awarded to a student per academic year. There is no limit to the number of requests submitted during an academic year. There are no guarantees that the full amount requested by a student will be funded.

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.


  • CSUSB undergraduates, postbaccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral students.
  • Must be enrolled in the semester in which they apply.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Undergraduate minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Graduate GPA: 3.0

NOT ELIGIBLE: Students enrolled through the College of Extended Learning

Submission Guidelines

The following submission guidelines should be followed:

  • Applications are due on the 20th of each month (September- April, excluding May) by 11:59pm. December cycle application is on the 18th, 2023 at 11:59pm.
  • Application and proposal submission must be submitted online through InfoReady.
    • Please select the grant to which you are applying,
    • Log in with your MyCoyote ID,
    • Complete application
  • Application must be written by the student, and not the faculty mentor. Any signs of
    plagiarism will result in the application being withdrawn.
  • The research proposal can be no longer than four pages, and all supporting documentation
    should be included at the time of submission. Applications that are incomplete will not be
  • Notification of the award will be sent to the student’s CSUSB email within 2-4 weeks following
    the application deadline.


  • Students MUST apply for funds prior to travel. Applications for retroactive reimbursement will not be accepted.
  • Students must complete the Travel Liability Waiver.
  • All students traveling internationally MUST complete a Foreign Travel Approval/Insurance Request form found with the application documents. Travel insurance should be confirmed prior to the travel, OSR will provide support with this, please contact our office for more information.
  • International travelers must also attend the pre-departure meeting. The OSR will notify students of the meetings once a request has been received.
  • Group Travel – if traveling with a group, each student must present their own receipts for airfare and hotel. Students must provide the attendees’ name within the group and those that they are lodging with start date.

Please review FULL guidelines BEFOER submitting an application as retroactive reimbursement is not allowed.

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Application Cycle: The grant cycle for SRT will be year-round September -through August.

Application Deadlines: The application deadlines will fall on the 20th of every month at 11:59pm. Excluding December, the deadline for the December cycle will be on the 18th at 11:59pm.

Travel to PRESENT or ATTEND a conference

Submit Application - Travel to PRESENT or ATTEND a Conference

Funding for Research Supplies

Submit Application - Research Supplies

Travel to CONDUCT Research

Submit Application - Travel to CONDUCT Research