December 15, 2021
The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022. Please review the RSCA Guidelines here for instructions on proposal format, content, and evaluation criteria.
Each year, the CSU Chancellor's Office provides funding to each campus 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. Please note, 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, and 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) three 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.