2018 Faculty Incentive Grant (FIG) Program is under way!

The Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG) grant program is to assist pre-tenured Assistant Professors and pre-tenured Associate Professors only at CSUMB in initiating research, scholarly, and creative activities that have the potential to become continuing programs supported by extramural funds. The Academic Senate Committee for Postgraduate Studies and Research (PGSR) is committed to fostering a supportive environment for entry-level faculty starting out their research, scholarly, and/or creative activity career at CSUMB. The Committee reviews proposals and recommends awards. At the discretion of the Committee, awards may be for less than requested in the proposal.

Eligibility for this program is limited to pre-tenured Assistant Professors and pre-tenured Associate Professors only at CSUMB. Faculty must not have received FIG funding from the previous two years (2016 & 2017). Recipients of CSUMB Faculty Support Grants (FSG) must also describe in section “VII. Other Information” how this FIG proposed project is significantly different than an awarded FSG from 2016 and/or 2017.

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

Check out these great Faculty Incentive Grant (FIG) proposal examples:

FIG Example #1

FIG Example #2

FIG Example #3

2017 Faculty Incentive Grant (FIG) winners!

Congratulations to the 2016 Faculty Incentive Grant (FIG) winners!

Dr. George Beckham


Validation of Inertial Measurement Technology for Resistance Training Analysis

Dr. John Goeltz

School of Natural Sciences

Metal-free Redox Active Deep Eutectic Solvents

Dr. Jenny Lin

School of Business

Ad Responses: Touch as an Antidote to Negative Affect Induced in PSA ads

Dr. Justin Matthews


Faces (and Bodies) in the Queer Crowd: An Archival Analysis of Photographic Depictions of LGBTQ+ People in Queer Media

Dr. Kerry Nickols

School of Natural Sciences

Sentinels of change: phenology of zooplankton communities and their potential as ecosystems indicators in the Central California Current

Dr. Meghan O'Hara

Cinematic Arts & Technology

Tektite Revisited Documentary

Dr. Krzysztof Pietroszek

School of Computing & Design

Enabling User Input for Mobile-Based Virtual Reality Head Mounted Displays Using Mobile and Wearable Devices