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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), and Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG).

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019-2020 CSUMB Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity competition is underway!

DEADLINE: Sponsored Programs Office will be accepting 2019-20 CSUMB RSCA proposals until 3pm, Friday, December 6, 2019 via InfoReady

We are pleased to announce the 2019-20 CSUMB Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity (CSUMB RSCA) program is now accepting proposals and are due by Friday, 12/6/19, 3pm via InfoReady.


This CSUMB Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity (CSUMB RSCA) competition is to support faculty within Unit 3 for their research, scholarship, and creative activities. Funding is provided by the CSU Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award Program: $2.5M allocation for 23 campuses based on faculty FTE.

The CSUMB RSCA awards are intended to support these goals:

● development of new, expanded, or enhanced research, scholarship, and/or creative activity projects by faculty;

● publication and other forms of scholarly dissemination;

● scholarship that may generate future funding from other sources (eligible faculty);

● student participation in faculty mentored projects;


In accordance with article 25.6 of the collective bargaining agreement, all 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.

The 2019-20 CSUMB RSCA Guidelines can be found at:

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Sponsored Programs Office

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