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CSUN Competition for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Awards

The application deadline for submission to the 2017-2018 cycle of the RSCA program is Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Each year, the University Research and Grants Committee requests applications from faculty members (full-time and part-time) for the annual competition for awards to support faculty research, scholarship and creative activity, interpreted broadly to mean the disciplined quest for broadening human understanding. This quest includes artistic creation and the study of moral values, as well as logical and empirical inquiry into any field appropriate to the functions of the University. Projects related to curriculum development will not be considered. In concert with the campus-wide effort to support scholarly activity by probationary faculty, those faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

This year, there have been two categories of awards: 1) mini-grant, not to exceed $5,000 or 2) three units of reassigned time units to be utilized during the academic year.  Mini-grants may be used for student assistants, materials and supplies, travel to conduct research, and/or equipment.  Projects may involve multiple faculty (up to three), but are subject to the limits previously described.  The committee will not review incomplete, wrongly formatted, or late proposals.

All application must be submitted through the InfoReady website.  You will use your CSUN login ID and password to access the application.   If you have any questions please contact , x 2901.  You may also contact your College representative on the Research and Grants Committee.

Download the 2017-18 Guidelines for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Awards for reference, and the Project Narrative Form.


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