Research and Graduate Studies - Research

  • Proposal Development

Faculty Resources

Campus Resources

CHORUS: Advancing Public Access to Research

CHORUS is a suite of services and best practices that provides a sustainable solution for agencies and publishers to deliver public access to published articles reporting on funded research in the United States. More than 100 publishers - who collectively publish the vast majority of articles reporting on publicly funded research - have voiced their support for CHORUS. New articles are continuously added and freely accessible to the public on the publisher's sites, either immediately on publication or after a designated embargo period.

Coalition of Urban Serving Institutions

CSUN is a member of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), a group of public urban research universities seeking to provide innovative solutions, to address critical issues and to develop additional support for our communities.

If you’re interested in promoting an urban agenda, creating a competitive workforce and fostering student achievement, building strong communities, and improving the health of a diverse population, check out USU’s web resources, including USU publications, national news archive, and their resources library.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

CSUN is an enhanced institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), a not-for-profit educational organization whose mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. CSUN faculty, staff, and students are eligible to join CUR as individual members at no cost. For more information, select from the following topics: 

Note: The self-service portal, in which faculty, staff and students are able to sign up on the CUR website and add themselves to the Enhanced Membership, is currently under construction. During this time, please send an email to the Membership Coordinator, Janae Douglas at , and she will manually add you to CSUN's membership. 

Data Management / ScholarWorks

The Oviatt Library maintains a number of resources for data management, sharing, and visualization. Please see their overview for details. 

Specific resources are available on the following topics:


CSUN's Center for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation (CARE) helps researchers, principal investigators, and community agencies to design and conduct evaluations of funded programs. CARE personnel are well trained to assist as 1) developers of scales and assessments based on modern psychometric theory, 2) consultants for research design and staffing for research implementation, and 3) evaluators for grants, grant proposals and contracts. Contact CARE to find out how their services can strengthen your project design.

Faculty App - Scholarship

The CSUN Faculty App features faculty Profiles, Stories, and Scholarship.

  • Showcase and explore CSUN research, creative, and community projects
  • Define and search for project and individual expertise
  • Collaborate with colleagues and engage students in research.

Federal Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget published the Uniform Guidance for the administration of federal grants and agreements in 2014. 

The CSU Chancellor's Office issued a PI Quick Reference Guide to identify the major changes in the Uniform Guidance that impact equipment purchases, project staffing, support for students, and more. 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) published Frequently Asked Questions regarding the implementation of the Uniform Guidance.

Hanover Research Services

Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) serves as a repository for research, data, best practices, emerging innovations and ideas on and within MSIs. With support from sponsors, the Penn Center on MSIs supports funders, researchers, policymakers, MSIs and scholars to promote the strengths and address challenges facing these institutions. 

Highlights of the Center's work include: 


MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC)

The MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC) is a nonprofit corporation formed under a cooperative agreement with the US Department of the Army. The agreement, sponsored by the Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC), engages MSIs in the pursuit of technology advancement in the areas of importance to ECBC, Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal agencies engaged in science and engineering research. 

National Academies Press

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. More than 8,500 titles are available in PDF format, most of which can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book. Browse their new releases here.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

For general guidelines on responding to a NASA funding announcement, see the NRA or Cooperative Agreement Notice Proposers' Guidebook

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The following resources will help you navigate the application process with the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) publishes the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide annually. 

FastLane is a web-based portal used to conduct official business related to NSF grants. 

Search for active awards and review abstracts available for NSF-funded projects.

US Department of Education (USDE)

The following resources are offered by the US Department of Education (USDE) to assist in proposal development and grant award management: 

US Department of Energy (DOE)