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Research & Creative Activity Program

RCA Committee

The Research and Creative Activity Awards Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Faculty Policies Committee (FPC), administers the Research and Creative Activity Awards program, the University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Early-Career Faculty, and the University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Senior Faculty.

Committee Chair: Katherine McReynolds, Professor of Chemistry

Committee Membership

RCA Faculty Awards Program

The purpose of the RCA Awards Program is to support faculty research, scholarly, and creative activity, and to encourage faculty contributions to their disciplines. This program is funded in part through the CSU Chancellor's Office and Academic Affairs. It is administered by the RCA Subcommittee with support from the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development.

In most cases, award recipients will produce a peer-reviewed and/or discipline or field-specific scholarly outcome, such as an article or manuscript submitted for publication, grant proposal, exhibition, performance, prototype, data collection and/or analysis for a grant proposal or publication, etc. Award recipients must also submit a required project report documenting the results of their work at the conclusion of the funding period.

All Unit 3 faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply (including full-time faculty, part-time faculty, temporary faculty, probationary and tenured faculty, lecturers, coaches, librarians, and counselors, as outlined in the Unit 3 Bargaining Agreement).

Congratulations to the 2020-21 RCA Awardees!

RCA Awardees for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

RCA 2020-2021 Proposal and Award Summary

Award for Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Early-Career Faculty

University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Early-Career Faculty

This award was established in 1989 and is given each year to recognize a colleague in the first ten years of their faculty appointment who has

made significant contributions to his or her discipline through scholarly activity, research and publication, or creative and artistic endeavors. The award includes $2,500 in professional development funds and three units of release time from the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development.

Faculty who are eligible for the award must be tenured or tenure-track faculty within the first ten years of their appointment (including tenure and tenure-track appointments at other universities), and must have been employed at Sacramento State for the past three academic years.

Applications for 2019/20

The deadline to apply for the 19/20 awards has passed. Details for the next cycle will be announced in Fall 2020.

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The 19/20 awardee will be announced in March. Please join us for the award ceremony, held on Wednesday, April 29th from 11am-1pm in the Cottonwood Suite of the University Union.

Here is a full list of our Early Career award recipients.

Award for Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity for Sr. Faculty

University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Senior Faculty

This award was established in 1961 and is given annually to a Sacramento State faculty member who, over many years has made significant contributions to their discipline through scholarly activity, research and publication, or creative and artistic endeavors. The award includes $2,500 in professional development funds and three units of release time from the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development.

Faculty who are eligible for the award must be tenured or tenure-track faculty who have been at Sacramento State for at least ten academic years.

Applications for 2019/20

The deadline to apply for the 19/20 awards has passed. Details for the next cycle will be announced in Fall 2020.

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The 19/20 awardee will be announced in March. Please join us for the award ceremony, held on Wednesday, April 29th from 11am-1pm in the Cottonwood Suite of the University Union.

Here is a full list of our Senior Faculty award recipients.