The Sponsored Programs Office is dedicated to assisting faculty and staff with pre-award and early-stage post-award activities for externally funded research, scholarship and student success programs. SPO staff work closely with sponsoring agencies, Principal Investigators (PIs), and the University Corporation at Monterey Bay to provide professional and timely assistance and direction.

Sponsored Programs Office staff are also the administrative arm and operational support for the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), and Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG).

Who are you?

Student Research Assistant

Student Assistants

What do you want to do?

Apply for Funding

Apply for Funding


Check out our new News tab dedicated to announcements from SPO:

2018-19 Call for Proposals: CSUMB Research, Scholarship & Creativity Activity (CSUMB RSCA)

ELIGIBILITY: In accordance with article 25.6 of the collective bargaining agreement, all CSUMB faculty Unit 3 employees are eligible. This category includes Instructional Faculty, Librarians, Coaches and Counselors. Please contact University Academic Personnel for questions regarding Unit 3 eligibility. For more detailed information, please visit InfoReady and download the 2018-19 CSUMB RSCA guidelines.

2019-20 System ARI (Agricultural Research Institute) Request for Proposals

Deadline: CSUMB's System Proposal deadline is Monday, 11/5/18 at 5 pm via InfoReady. We will then complete an internal review/approval via our CSUMB Kuali system by the final ARI system deadline of 11/14/18 at 5 pm.

Please visit the CSUMB System ARI RFP page for more information.

Transitioning to Kuali Research

Congratulations 2018 Faculty Incentive Grant (FIG) Winners!

Dr. Victoria Derr

Environmental Science

Connecting Cultural Knowledge and a Capacity to Aspire: Establishing a Model for Youth Participatory Research to Inform Greenspace Planning

Dr. Nathaniel Jue

School of Natural Sciences, Biology Program

The Genomics of Pesticide Remediating Microbes Relevant to Agricultural Crops Grown on California's Central Coast

Dr. Jennifer Lovell


Resilience and Civic Engagement Among Latinx Youth Impacted by Community Violence

Dr. Eric Martin


Validation of a Scrum Machine as a Total Body Strength Assessment Tool

Dr. Casey McPherson

Education & Leadership

Designing and Evaluation the Effectiveness of a Brief Social Emotional Intervention for Highly Mobile Youth

Find out more about the Faculty Incentive Grants here.

Congratulations 2017 Faculty Support Grants (FSG) winners!

From a variety of disciplines:

  • Social Work
  • Health, Human Services & Public Policy
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • Nursing

Julie Altman

Social Work

The embrace project: Real-time monitoring of physiological arousal in psychology students during periods of low, moderate, and high academic stress

Vanessa Littleton-Lopez

Health, Human Services & Public Policy

ll Are Not Equal: Integrating Social Equity into the Public Administration Classroom

Alyssa Erikson


Mentoring an RN-BSN Student in Palliative Care Research

Cheryl Logan

School of Natural Sciences

Rockfish Seq in the Classroom: Sustaining a research-based capstone course on the applied use of next generation sequencing

Stephen Padgett

Nursing School

Nurse Practice in Extremely High Caseload Districts


Proposals (grants), Contracts, Technical Deliverables, Q&A

Research Compliance, SPO Tech Help, Q&A

Jennifer Bliss

Vacant [hiring]

Internal Funding, Q&A

Contact SPO

(831) 582-4573


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