Research and Graduate Studies

On-campus Opportunities

CSUN Competition for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards

The office of Research and Sponsored Projects sponsors its own internal grant competition. Faculty may apply for 3 units of release time or a $5,000 mini-grant. In concert with the campus-wide effort to support scholarly activity by probationary faculty, those who have been at CSUN for 5 years or less are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Awards should:

  • Initiate a project with the expectation that the faculty member will apply for external funding or
  • Enable faculty to complete research or a creative project.

Proposals are reviewed by the Research and Grants Committee.

Download the 2014/15 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Awards guidelines and application (.pdf).

Review standards: Rating the RSCA Application (.pdf)

Application Deadline: The deadline for the 2014/15 program is Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Informational/Brown Bag Sessions - Noon - 1:00PM (except Feb 13 - 10:30-11:30 am)

  • Thursday January 9, 2014; Jacaranda Hall 1535
  • Friday January 10, 2014; Jacaranda Hall 1535
  • Thursday January 30, 2014; Jacaranda Hall 4440
  • Tuesday February 4, 2014; Juniper Hall 3107
  • Tuesday February 11, 2014; Nordhoff Hall 211
  • Thursday February 13 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Education 3118


Faculty Development Grants

  • Judge Julian Beck Learning-Centered Instructional Projects
  • Probationary Faculty Support Program


Community Engagement

  • Community Engagement Course Development & Implementation Grants
  • Community Engagement Student Scholar Grants
  • Disciplinary-Oriented Community Learning Project & Research Grants
  • Interdisciplinary Community Learning Project & Research Grants