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

Each year, the University Research and Grants Committee requests applications from faculty members 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 through this competition. Faculty are encouraged to use the activities and results from these awards to pursue external funding, if applicable, to broaden the scope of their research, scholarship and creative activities.  There are two categories of awards: 1) mini-grant, not to exceed $5,000 or 2) 3 units of reassigned time (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.Applicants must complete and submit their applications at the InfoReady website, which is accessible via this link: Sign in using your University Credentials (CSUN User ID and password).

2020-2021 RSCA Guidelines.pdf

Please see the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award Information video prepared by the CSUN Research & Grants Committee that includes an overview and some helpful tips for this competition.


RGS Summer Grant Program

Awardees for the 2019 Summer Grant Program will be announced on Monday, April 15, 2019. 

Direct any questions regarding the Summer Grant Program to Sherrie Hixon



Strategic Funding Initiative

Coming soon!


CSU Chancellor's Office 


Faculty Technology Center


 Office of Faculty Development


Office of Community Engagement

  • Student Scholar Grant
  • Travel Support Grant
  • Service Learning Grant
  • Disciplinary Grant
  • Interdisciplinary Grant


College Research Fellowships

  • Each College awards an annual fellowship. Please check with your Dean's Office for information.