Research and Graduate Studies

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    Research and Sponsored Projects

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    Research and Sponsored Projects

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    Research and Sponsored Projects

Research and Sponsored Projects

Mission Statement

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects is dedicated to assisting California State University, Northridge faculty and staff in obtaining research and creative activity support from federal, state, corporate, and foundation sponsored programs.

Five Year Award Activity (2007-2012) graph

    Funded Projects

• 2014





Step 1 Identify Funding Opportunities

Is anyone interested in supporting my idea?

We have electronic tools for finding a potential sponsor [SPIN Database / GENIUS/SMARTS Database]

How do I get detailed information?

We will contact the potential funding agency with you, to ask:

  • What are the statistical chances of being funded?
  • What is the review process?
  • Do you have examples of successful proposals available?
  • What else can you tell me?

Step 2 Notify the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

Communication is key to the process:

It is very important to let our office know that you are planning on submitting a proposal, even if it is just a possibility.  We need some preliminary information from you, which can be submitted via this Webform.

Step 3 Prepare a Proposal

We will help you with:

  • Narrative: We can help with drafts and make suggestions regarding organization, composition, etc.
  • Forms: We will do them for you or with you
  • Budget: We will help develop your budget
  • Logistics: We will photocopy and fedex hard-copy proposals, and will submit electronic proposals

Step 4 Adhere to Compliance Regulations

Areas of regulatory compliance include such items as:

  • human and animal subjects
  • conflict of interest
  • cost sharing controls
  • export controls
  • responsible conduct of research
  • research integrity
  • environmental health and safety

Step 5 Manage an Award

I got the grant! Now what?

The University Corporation handles fiscal matters, although we need to sign off if you decide to reallocate your budget. We will help you with operational issues as your project unfolds.