Office of Graduate Studies and Research


CSUMB Graduate Student Support

Ongoing:  Project POPPY is a scholarship for students enrolled in the CSUMB Master's plus Credential program.  You could earn $27,000 in scholarship funds to cover tuition and living expenses while you complete your co-teaching residency at one of our partner schools!

Come join UROC and CLC 2nd floor, T&A Library next Thursday, September 21 from 4-8 p.m. for a Just Write Pizza Party!  Have some pizza, write, and get feedback on your graduate school applications.   This is an open session – come anytime and for as long as you want.  Register in MyRaft

The Post Graduate Studies Committee (PGSC) of the CSUMB Academic Senate is seeking a graduate or credential program student who is interested in joining their committee. PGSC members meet monthly for about 2 hours on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10:10 - 11:50AM via Zoom this semester. 

If you are interested in joining please the PGSC Grad Student Opening announcement that has more information or send an email to

The City of Monterey & the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) currently has eight (8) paid internship opportunities across designated departments. These interns will be exposed to a variety of policy issues that transverse global issues and local issues, which often overlap. Local policies, programs, and policies on sustainability, economic development, infrastructure, technology, planning, resiliency, and emergency management have significant ties to global policies and practices.

Local work, global perspective. Apply for one of these unique opportunities today!

The Network Office of the Long Term Ecological Research Network seeks a collaborative and purpose-driven individual to assist LTER sites in developing and implementing strategies for broadening participation and increasing inclusion and access.  The goal is to find someone who understands the network and can provide resources and coordination at the network level.

Next review date: September 22, 2023 at 11:59pm PST

Job & Internship Fair!  Come meet with employers and learn more about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations where you might like to work or intern. October 17, 2023, 12-2 PM (PST)  at the University Center (4314 Sixth Avenue Seaside, CA 93955)

List of Participating Employers (updates all the time)

Virtual Graduate and Professional School Fair!  Are you looking for graduate programs and schools? You do not want to miss out on our next Virtual Graduate and Professional School Fair on October 19, 2023 11-2PM (PST).  Link to come.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

The application period will close on October 26th, 2023 at 2:00 pm ET.

The Dr. Kenneth H. Coale Graduate Scholar Awards are $4,000 scholarships intended to support CSU graduate students working on marine, estuarine, coastal and coastal watershed research projects. 

All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 5:00 p.m. PST. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered, so please make sure to read ALL details.

The Field Experiences Support Program is now open for applications for the 2023-24 school year. We are now accepting applications for this program on a rolling basis, but no later than June 30, 2024, 5pm PST.

This program supports currently matriculated CSU undergraduate and graduate students to increase participation in ocean and coastal field experiences by economically challenged students. These funds can be used to support or enhance your participation in a CSU class, a research project led by a CSU faculty member, or a field course at an accredited institution. 

Funds must be used to allow you to do something you wouldn't be able to do otherwise or wouldn't be able to do without creating significant financial hardship. Applications from students who already have considerable field experience will be considered, but support for students who have little or no field experience will be prioritized.

Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information:

We are pleased to announce that the COAST 2023-24 Student Travel Awards Program is now accepting applications for both remote and in-person conferences!

COAST provides support for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present the results of original marine, coastal and coastal watershed research at remote and in-person scientific conferences. We are now accepting applications for conferences occurring July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024.  Applications are accepted on a continual basis until funding is expended. 

The Rapid Response Funding Program provides funding for faculty projects that require a quick response outside of the existing annual COAST funding programs. Funds must be used to support activities associated with an unexpected or sudden event. Proposals are accepted on a continual basis through May 31, 2023, or until all funding is expended, whichever occurs first. Projects must begin between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.  The award maximum is $7,500. Approved projects can begin as little as two (3) weeks from proposal submission date and MUST begin within eight (8) weeks of proposal submission date.

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Network Spring Programming 2023

  • The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Network is a network of 43 universities in the US and Canada committed to advancing inclusive, evidence-based STEM education.


Thriving Earth Exchange, a branch of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) that helps to address science concerns from communities, is recruiting volunteer scientists. HUBitual Learning & Outreach, a non-profit on the Navajo Nation is concerned about illegal waste dumping. We are looking for two volunteer scientists:

One to conduct GIS mapping of waste dump sites
One to develop an environmental assessment protocol for dump sites
Interested folks can apply at the project website or contact Jabari Jones directly ( The positions are open until filled.

Other events and scholarships can be found on the Associated Students webpage.

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