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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), Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG), and Faculty Support Grants (FSG).

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2018 Faculty Incentive Grant (FIG) Program: Now Accepting Applications!

DEADLINE: April 19, 2018 by 2pm via InfoReady


The purpose of the Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG) grant program is to assist pre-tenured Assistant Professors and pre-tenured Associate Professors in initiating research, scholarly, and creative activities that have the potential to become continuing programs supported by extramural funds.

CSUMB, including the Academic Senate Committee for Postgraduate Studies and Research (PGSR), the Provost, Sponsored Programs Office and the University Corporation at Monterey Bay, is committed to fostering a supportive environment for entry-level faculty starting out their research, scholarly, and/or creative activity career at CSUMB.


A total of $44,314 is available for awards. Funding is provided by the return of indirect costs from externally funded projects to the University Corporation at Monterey Bay. We recommend that project budgets do not exceed $9,000. SPO and the Committee for PGSR also retain the right to award an amount less than the requested amount.

NOTE: Applicants must meet with Sponsored Programs staff for assistance at least two weeks prior to proposal deadline.

For more information; such as eligibility and requirements, please visit InfoReady.

Congratulations 2017 Faculty Incentive Grant (FIG) Winners!

Dr.Alison Haupt

School of Natural Sciences

Response of Kelp Forest Communities to Disturbance

Dr. Steven Kim

Mathematics & Statistics

Model-Averaging Approach to Hypothesis Testing for Hormesis

Dr. Vanessa Lopez-Littleton

Health, Human Services & Public Policy

Exploration of a Patient-Provider Communication Modality to Reduce Stigma Associated with HIV Testing in the U.S. and Haiti

Dr. Lisa Stewart

Master of Social Work

CSUMB Cares Project Phase II: Developing Scientific Innovation to Support Family Careers

Dr. Christine Valdez


Communities Healing and Transforming Trauma (CHATT) to End Gang Violence

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

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