Internal Funding Opportunities

Check out our new dedicated webpages for Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG) and Faculty Support Grants (FSG)!

Congratulations 2016 faculty support grants winners!

Danielle Burchett

Psychology is a very interesting major.

Engaging Psychology Students in Creative Research on Psychology-Related Professions

Alyssa Erikson


Mentoring BSN students in conducting a systematic review: a strategy to improve nurses' application of evidence based practice principles

Ondine Gage


Integrating Metacognitive Inquiry into Discipline Specific Written Communication

Juan Jose Gutierrez & Gabriella Zapata

Social, Behavioral & Global Studies, World Languages & Cultures

An Examination of the Linguistic and Social-Historical Aspects of the Spanish Spoken in the Salinas Valley

Eric Martin


The Impact of Student Strength and Conditioning Coaches on the Student Experience of Collegiate Club Rugby Players

Ruben Mendoza & Jennifer Lucido

Social, Behavioral & Global Studies

CARTOGRAPHIES OF ENGAGEMENT A Geospatial Resource-based Approach to Faculty-Student Coursework-Related Research

Steve Moore

Science & Environmental Policy

ROBO-BUOY: Enhancing undergraduate research opportunities in the ocean's Twilight Zone

Joanna Morrissey


Comparison of Attitudes and Beliefs toward Two Strength Training Modalities

Enid Ryce

Cinematic Arts & Technology

Planet Ord

The deadline for this funding opportunity is passed

Deadline was: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, by 3pm

Faculty support grant objectives

Faculty Support Grants for the Engagement of Students In Course work Related Research, developed in collaboration with the CSUMB Academic Senate for Postgraduate Studies & Research is a competition for awards funded by the AY 2015-16 CSU Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity allocation. CSUMB’s allocation from the Chancellor’s Office is $43,964 out of $2.5 Million for 23 campuses and based on faculty FTE. We anticipate 8 CSUMB awards of up to $5,500 each.

The grants are intended to support these baseline goals:

  • promote the development of new, expanded or enhanced creative activities,research, scholarship, creative activity and demonstration projects by faculty;
  • encourage publication and other forms of scholarly dissemination;
  • stimulate scholarship which may generate future funding from other sources;
  • foster student participation in faculty mentored research projects;
  • help junior faculty meet the qualifications for tenure and promotion.

In addition, this year, these grants should focus on supporting changes in coursework that accomplish the following:

  • engage students in the research process or creative activity;
  • afford opportunities for students to participate in and learn about the conduct of research including theories guiding the research, methods, processes, and analyzing, interpreting and communicating results;
  • integrate the research project into course curricula (or piloting such integration) with the intent to continue the approach after grant funding has ended;
  • or, contribute significantly to the relevant field(s) of study or practice, to the University, and/or to the Tri-County community Eligibility.


In accordance with article 25.6 of the collective bargaining agreement, all faculty unit employees are eligible.

Application process

When it is complete, send the entire proposal to your Chair and Dean to review and obtain their signatures on the Cover Page. Please contact your Chair and Dean early to ensure that they are available to review and sign your application before the deadline. It is recommended that you give them 5 days for review and signature.

Email the completed document(s) - with a PDF of all the required signatures - to Please write “FSG PROPOSAL-Your Last Name” in the subject line by the deadline:3:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Please note that the CSU is in the process of purchasing InfoReady software and additional requirements for proposal submission, review and reporting may be needed/ requested.


FSG application materials

2015-16 Faculty Support Grants Guidelines

2015-16 Faculty Support Grant Budget

Congratulations to the 2015 faculty support grants winners!

Dr. Amy Bullas MSW Field Education Piloting of a stress management and awareness tool for social work students in SW598

Dr. Cheryl Logan Science & Environmental Policy Integrating Research into the Classroom: a research-based biology and marine science capstone course on the applied use of next generation sequencing

Dr. Danielle Burchett Psychology Improving Quantitative Literacy through Psychometrics Research Experiences

Dr. Gabriela Zapata World Languages and Cultural Studies Linguistic and Social Aspects of the Spanish Spoken in Monterey County

Drs. John Skardon and John Silveus Science & Environmental Policy Enhanced Bioreactors for Remediation Agricultural Run-off

Dr. Juan Jose Gutierrez Social Behavioral and Global Studies Service Learning and Research Training: A Meeting of Minds to Enhance an International Service-Learning Experience

Dr. Lisa Leininger Kinesiology University Worksite Health Promotion Programs: Involving Undergraduate Students in Planning, Implementation and Research in an Effort to Improve Employee & Community Health.

Dr. Steve Moore Science & Environmental Policy Course-Based Undergraduate Research in the Ocean’s "Twilight Zone"

Apply for the 2016 Faculty incentive grants (FIG)

Prior faculty incentive grants (FIG) competition info

Congratulations 2015 Fig Award winners!

Dr. Ryan Luke Kinesiology Department Proposal Title: Physiologicaland psychological factors influencing performance in high school mountain bikeathletes

Dr. Mrinal Sinha Department of Psychology Proposal Title: AssetsBased Teaching and Community Cultural Wealth: Latina/o Students at CSUMB

Dr. Maria Bellumori Kinesiology Department Proposal Title:Functional Fitness Training for Older Adults

Dr. Naseem Badiey Division of Social Behavioral Science & Global Studies Proposal Title: Iran/America:a digital archive of an evolving diaspora identity

Dr. Sarah Dahlen Library Proposal Title: AComparison of Student Searching in Social Sciences Abstracts and SummonDiscovery Layer

Faculty incentive grant objectives

The Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG) program was established to assist pre-tenured Assistant Professors and pre-tenured Associate Professors with initiating research, scholarly, and creative activities that have the potential to become continuing programs supported by extramural funds. Funding is provided by the return of indirect costs from externally funded projects to the University Corporation at Monterey Bay and the Provost. This year a total of $50,000 is available for awards.

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.

Note that the Committee for Postgraduate Studies and Research is only obligated to review proposals received on time, and following the guidelines. For questions about the application and proposal requirements please contact the Sponsored Programs Office


Eligibility 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 (2013 & 2014). Recipients of CSUMB Faculty Support Grants must describe in section "VII. Other Information" how the FIG proposed project is significantly different than the awarded FSG. For questions regarding your status please contact Academic Personnel, 831-582-3385,

Deadline - March 25, 2015


Fully signed and complete hard-copy were due to the Sponsored Programs Office by 4:00PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Pre-application requirements

Applicants must meet with Sponsored Programs staff for assistance at least one week prior to proposal submission.

Peggy Rueda, Sponsored Programs Officer, (831) 582-4577

Lauren Russell, Sponsored Programs Officer, (831) 582-4146

Christine Limesand, Sponsored Programs Assistant Director, (831) 582-3551

Cindy Lopez, Sponsored Programs Director, (831) 582-3089

FIG application materials

2015 Faculty Incentive Grant Application Materials