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Sacramento State and CSU System Support

Get details on campus resources available to support faculty research, scholarly, and professional development activities:

Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Faculty Awards Program supports faculty research, scholarly, and creative activity, and faculty contributions to their discipline. All Unit 3 faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply. Deadline: Monday, December 12, 2016. 2016-17 Awardees & 2016-17 Competition Facts & Figures

University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Senior Faculty (formerly the Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award) recognizes tenured and tenure track faculty who have been at Sacramento State for at least ten academic years and who have, over many years, made significant contributions to a discipline through research, scholarly activity, creative/artistic endeavors, and publications.

University Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for Early Career Faculty (formerly the President's Award) honors a Sacramento State faculty member who has made significant contributions over the last five years to their discipline.

Academically Related Activities (ARA) Student Travel Fund provides funds to students who are presenting papers at scholarly and professional conferences, selected for competition to perform musical or dramatic pieces, or invited by a recognized gallery to exhibit artistic works.

ASI External Grants fund on-campus programs that support and serve Sacramento State students. 

Faculty Research Fellows Program (FRFP) links the policy research resources of California State University with the policy research needs of the legislative and executive branches of state government. Administered by the Center for California Studies, FRFP distributes over $80,000 annually.

Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) grants support educational experiences that supplement activities sponsored by an academic department or discipline. 

Pedagogy Enhancement Awards offered through the Center for Teaching and Learning support faculty to improve the quality of teaching and learning at Sacramento State.

Student Academic Development (SAD) funds support activities that extend students’ educational experiences including attendance at a professional meeting or workshop, development of a special curriculum-related project or presentation, and participation in an academic competition or artistic performance. 

UEI Campus Grant Program funds projects that are innovative, have a demonstrable need and clearly benefit Sacramento State students, faculty and/or staff.

CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) promotes research and education to advance our knowledge of marine and coastal resources and the processess that affect them. 

California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) seeks to develop a professional biotechnology workforce by mobilizing and supporting collaborative CSU student and faculty research, innovating educational practices, and partnerning with the life science industry. 

CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) is designed to target the capabilities and resources within the twenty-three California State University Campuses to provide academic preparation, applied research and policy development that addresses all aspects of water use. Funds are available through the Applied Faculty Research Program.