Our Mission

As a division of Academic Affairs, the Office of Research and Sponsored Program's mission is to advance research and external support by providing leadership and professional assistance for faculty, students, and staff in pursuit of a wide range of educational goals.

Identifying and Contacting Funding Sources

  • Accessing information on federal, state, and other public and private grant opportunities
  • Tailoring searches of federal and private foundation funding opportunities
  • Providing ongoing liaison with funding sources

Disseminating Information and Providing Training

  • Orienting faculty and campus leadership on critical policies and procedures
  • Conducting proposal writing seminars and formal instruction
  • Disseminating information on research activities

Preparing Proposals and Budgets

  • Developing proposals from conceptualization to submission
  • Preparing budgets to ensure accuracy and adequacy
  • Facilitating administrative reviews and required signatures
  • Coordinating key aspects of proposal submissions

Providing Direct Support for Faculty Research

  • Coordinating Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA) Awards
  • Coordinating Claude Laval, Jr. Innovative Technology and Research Awards
  • Providing special financial assistance for key university projects
  • Providing expert intellectual property and patent services

Providing Student Research Support

  • Directing the Central California Research Symposium
  • Directing CSU Student Research Competition participation
  • Encouraging student participation in funded projects