Internal Funding Opportunities

Internal funding opportunities from CSU System:

California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) link:

The max limit is $15,000. There are several types of grants and the deadline varies (for example, the NEXT new investigator award deadline is February 4, 2019). The new investigator grants are seed grants that are intended to provide time and money to generate preliminary data for a larger grant (e.g. NSF, NIH, DOD, DOE, etc.). Preliminary data are not required but will certainly make the grant application stronger. Please read the details online about the timeline, proposal format, etc. The updated deadlines are attached in a separate sheet. The Sacramento State campus representatives are Drs. Kathie McReynolds, Kim Mulligan, Rob Crawford, and Dean Joanna Mott.

CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) link:

There are several funding opportunities for faculty and students. Read online details. The deadlines vary based on the proposal types. For example: The Grant Development Program proposal deadline is September 10, 2018, for projects starting May 1, 2019. The Sacramento State campus representatives are: Drs. Ron Coleman, Amy Wagner, Tim Davidson, and Dean Joanna Mott.

Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) link:

If you are conducting Water related research and training, you may consider applying. This program mainly provide funds for training and student internships. The deadline is not updated. Please contact the WRPI staff:

  • Suzie Earp, Interim Director / Collections Manager / Water Historian, 909.537.7683 or earps@csusb.edu
  • Steven Keough, Administrative Support Coordinator / Business Manager, 909.537.7681 or skeoug@csusb.edu
  • Nicole Barnhart, Administrative Assistant 909.537.7681 or nbarnhar@csusb.edu

Internal funding opportunities from Sacramento State campus:

Faculty Research Incentive Grant link:

This funding program provides incentive funds for faculty to seek external funding to kick start their scholarly and/or creative activity. Read online details for eligibility, funding limit, deadline ect. The deadline for 2018 is October 1, 2018 by 5pm.

Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Faculty Awards Program link:

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. The details about the 2019-20 competition will be announced in Fall 2018

  • University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Senior Faculty link:

    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 a professional development grant of $2,500 and three units of release time from the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. The details about the 2019-20 competition will be announced in Fall 2018.

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

    This award was established in 1989 and is given each year to recognize a colleague who has made significant contributions to their discipline through scholarly activity, research and publication, or creative and artistic endeavors. The award includes a professional development grant of $2,500 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 and three of the past five years must have been spent at Sacramento State. The details about the 2019-20 competition will be announced in Fall 2018.

ASI External Grants link:

Associated Students, Incorporated, (ASI) is providing the funds. The goal is to provide funding to foster campus life through the combined efforts of various programs and organizations throughout campus. Each fiscal year ASI allocates funds, which are to be disbursed to those on-campus programs that are dedicated to our common goal of serving the students. The Grant Application 2018-2019 due date is: December 8, 2017 by 5:00pm. Please see the funded programs on the website.

ASI/IRA award link:

This is the ASI managed Instructionally Related Activity (IRA) fund. Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) funds provide support for essential educational experiences and activities that aid and supplement the fundamental mission of the University. Please read details on the IRA website. Please not the changes from previous funding cycle. Program proposals for the 2018/19 IRA cycle was received February 19 – March 28, 2018. It is anticipated that the due date will be the same. The applicants will be contacted in April regarding questions about their applications (if applicable).

Faculty Research Fellows Program link:

The Faculty Research Fellows Program (FRFP) links the policy research resources of the California State University with the policy research needs of the legislative and executive branches of state government. The program provide fund annually and the next deadline has not been posted yet. Please check the RFPs for the due dates or contact Steve Boilard, Executive Director, Center for California Studies at boilard@csus.edu.

Pedagogy Enhancement Awards link:

Provide funds through the Center for Teaching and Learning to support faculty to improve the quality of teaching and learning at Sacramento State. Priority Applications are due on Monday, August 27th, 2018 by 5pm. The normal applications are due on Monday, September 10th, 2018 by 5pm.

Probationary Faculty Development Grant link:

The Probationary Faculty Development Grant Program provides funding for 3 units of assigned time to assist probationary and tenure-track faculty members, in their first through fifth years, meet the qualifications for retention, tenure, or promotion. Tenure-track faculty members who have not previously received awards under this program are particularly encouraged to apply. Please read the online guidelines for more details. For deadlines, please contact Carlotta Moore, the Program Coordinator: Phone: (916) 278-3834; E-mail: graddiversity@csus.edu.

UEI Campus Grant Program link:

The program funds projects that are innovative, have a demonstrable need and clearly benefit Sacramento State students, faculty and/or staff. The deadline for the proposal has not been posted yet. Please contact Michael Calvillo at UEI: Phone: (916) 278-4589; Email: uei-campus-grants@csus.edu.

Faculty Development Grants from Sacramento State Retirees Association link:

In 2013 the Retirees Association Board established a Faculty Development Grant award program to recognize the research and scholarly activity of probationary faculty. Only non-tenured assistant professors are eligible for consideration to receive this award. Two awards of $500, are given each spring semester to assist recipients in continuing their research. Please read online for details on the nomination and selection process.

Academically Related Activities (ARA) and Student Academic Development (SAD) Grants link:

These are funds to support students to present at professional conferences. Please encourage your students to apply. Please read details for the eligibility of students, application deadline, etc. Please advise your students to apply as soon as they know they will be attending the conference since the funds will be distributed as “first come, first serve” basis. Please also note that the funds cannot be used for traveling to the sates listed on the CA state travel ban list. (The complete list of affected states is maintained on the California State Attorney General’s website, https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887).

Internal funding opportunities from College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM):

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Awards.

This is a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students. However, a faculty mentor needs to be involved in the application (a separate file is attached). Project Grants will be available for up to $500 for supplies, equipment, services and travel directly related to activities for approved research projects. Stipends of $500 per week will be available for undergraduate students working on approved research projects full-time for 4-10 weeks during the summer. Students who receive the stipends can enroll in no more than one course and cannot have other employment while receiving the stipend.

Internal funding opportunities from your individual department:

Please check with your department chair. Each department may have its own internal funding opportunity for faculty, especially for junior faculty.