Sponsored Programs Office


KualiCo upgraded our hosted Sisense reporting service

KualiCo completed the Sisense upgrade from Windows to Linux servers.  As mentioned previously, if you made any changes to reports during the upgrade period (5/4/24 - 5/12/24) you will need to apply the same changes to your reports now that the upgrade is completed.  

Thank you for your patience as the upgrade was implemented. If you have any issues or questions, check the Knowledgebase first then drop us a line at SPO.

Proposals are being accepted and the final due date is: Tuesday, 4/30/2024, 4pm via InfoReady.

Late applications will not be accepted so please apply early to complete questions within InfoReady and upload all documents with signatures.

Details including the RSCA Guidelines, Title Page and Budget Worksheet are at: https://csumb.infoready4.com/

PURPOSE: The 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. 

FUNDING: CSUMB’s FY24-25 allocation is $42,979. There will be an estimated 7 CSUMB RSCA awards of up to $6,140 each. The CSUMB RSCA committee may at its discretion fund less than the requested amount. Faculty may submit up to one individual proposal, and up to one collaborative proposal.  Collaborative proposals are still limited to the $6,140 total.   

Contact: spo@csumb.edu with questions!

The 2024-2025 CSU Research Scholarship & Creative Activity competition is underway!

New Training Resources for Responsible Conduct of Research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity has a new YouTube channel with a variety of research integrity video resources all in one place. Visit ORI’s new channel and subscribe to receive updates about new content!



Posted: September 27, 2023

DHHS ORI YouTube Channel screenshot


Updated Signing Official Training for Kuali Research

Kuali Research is CSU Monterey Bay's electronic research administration (eRA) system for the development, review and approval, and tracking of proposals for external funding of research, creative activities, and student support.

There is now UPDATED video training available for all Signing Officials, including Chairs/Directors, Deans/AVPs, the Provost, and the VP of Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer.

Please refer to your email message sent on August 18th, 2023, subject: "KUALI RESEARCH: Updates to reviewing and approving proposals..." for your links to video training. Or, go directly to the SPO Tech Help site where all of the Signing Official training is posted.

Posted: August 18, 2023

Kuali Signing Official Training Videos


Posted: March 23, 2023


Announcement is at: Internal Funding Opportunities

Guidelines are at: https://csumb.infoready4.com/

The 2023-2024 CSU Research Scholarship & Creative Activity competition is underway! 

Proposals are now being accepted and are due by Monday, 5/8/2023, 4pm via InfoReady.

The RSCA Guidelines, RSCA Title Page and RSCA Budget Worksheet can be found at: https://csumb.infoready4.com/

DEADLINE:4pm, Monday, May 8, 2023

PURPOSE: The 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. 

Get the details at: https://csumb.edu/spo/internal-funding-opportunities/

Posted: 11/3/2021

 REGISTRATION SURVEY LINKhttps://forms.gle/joZjaJJspaiHAW118 by November 10, 2021. When registering, please provide: Full name, Title and Department, Campus, Email address, and any additional topics and questions you would like addressed.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION/WEBCAST LINK: You will receive a calendar invite with the webcast link from Leslie Ponciano within a few days after the registration survey is completed.

What are grant reviewers looking for in a proposal? 

Participation in the review process provides invaluable lessons about grant writing.

Strategies for Reviewing Grant Proposals Webcast (free live access and will be recorded for later viewing)

Reviewers learn why some proposals rise to the top and why others do not. They understand how scores are derived and how feedback is structured so that they can revise their own declined proposals with less emotion. They notice grant writing strategies that they can apply to their own proposals. Furthermore, they develop a positive relationship with program officers. Despite all these positive benefits, many hesitate to volunteer as a reviewer for reasons ranging from a lack of time to feeling intimidated by the process. This webcast will demystify the reviewer process and help raise your comfort and confidence with participating in this important opportunity to become a more proficient grant writer.

  • Are you looking for a hands-on way to learn best practices for grant writing?
    • Learn strategies for reviewing grant proposals
    • Analyze patterns in reviewer feedback
  • Are you interested in becoming a grant reviewer for a funder?
    • Hear from experts at: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, US Department of Agriculture, CA Department of Education, and Spencer Foundation
  • Do you want to build a stronger relationship with a funding source?
    • Interact with program officers by serving on a review panel
    • Hear insights about the review panel experience
  • How do you stay motivated after receiving negative reviews?
    • Learn strategies for mentoring colleagues and co-PIs during the review process

Posted: 10/14/2020


Register today!!

Thursday November 5th, 2020


On Behalf of Executive Director, STEM-NET, Frank A. Gomez

What's going on?

STEM-NET Virtual Research Café 10.0 Event 11/5/2020

3rd Virtual Cafe Information Flyer

Internet Explorer no longer supported by Kuali

Because Internet Explorer is no longer an actively supported browser by Microsoft (with Edge being its replacement) KualiCo will end their support for the browser. Kuali Research can still be accessed using Internet Explorer but it will no longer have active support or fixes applied to it.

Use a different browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.

Posted: 7/20/2020

Countdown to Pivot URL change!

In less than 10 days, Pivot moves to a new URL!

On March 1, 2019, Pivot is moving to https://pivot.proquest.com and the current Pivot URL, https://pivot.cos.com will be discontinued. Traffic to cos.com will not automatically redirect to the new URL.

Update your saved bookmark to the new URL before the current URL discontinues. You can start using https://pivot.proquest.com today.

Please share this information with colleagues in other colleges or departments(or the library) who may have direct links and saved bookmarks for Pivot on their websites.

While you are making these updates, it's a perfect time for you to review all Pivot materials. Here are some helpful resources and guides, to make this transition easy.

Posted: 2/19/19

Start using the new Pivot URL today!

Pivot URL Change

On March 1, 2019, Pivot is moving to https://pivot.proquest.com and the current Pivot URL, pivot.cos.com, will be discontinued. Traffic to cos.com will not automatically redirect to the new URL. Please check any links you have on your websites, including bookmarks or saved searches. Learn more about this change.

Posted: 2/5/19

Kuali Research URL Change

To comply with new privacy laws and data security regulations, the domain address (URL) to Kuali Research is changing to: https://csumb.kuali.co/dashboard/. Please change your bookmarks NOW as the old URL will be ineffective as of 1/1/19.

At the new URL for Kuali Research you will be treated to a preview of the new dashboard under configuration as of 12/1/18. We anticipate the dashboard functionality to be fully configured by 1/1/19, sending you data about proposals routing (by you or to you), deliverables due (by you or your departmental faculty), and other information relevant to you as an individual user (aka: role-based data permissions).

To accomplish common tasks, like viewing your Action List, click the clipboard icon button and look for the card called "Quick Links". Note that, per my prior message regarding Human Subjects Research submissions (see attached for refresher), you can ALSO get to Kuali Protocols from here. The direct URL to Kuali Protocols remains https://csumb.kuali.co/protocols/portal/dashboard, but now you can access it from your dashboard in Kuali Research too.

Another way to access all the familiar tools, like your Action List, is to click the link icon and begin typing. Use your mouse to select/click the item from the picklist (hitting the enter/return key doesn't work).

Should you need more information about or instructions for Kuali Research, start here: https://csumb.edu/spo/kuali.

Posted: 12/1/18

Emailed: 12/19/18

Kuali Research Dashboard Home
Kuali Research Common Tasks
Kuali Research All Links

Transitioning Deliverables to Kuali Research

For the past 12 years InfoEd has been the system delivering reminders to you, your Chairs and Deans, about sponsored programs deliverables (internal/external reports due) and Human Subjects Research (IRB) reporting compliance. We are currently in the process of transitioning deliverables to Kuali Research, our electronic research administration system. In fact, your new award deliverables are already being entered and tracked in Kuali while your old award deliverables will gradually migrate to Kuali as time permits. Human Subjects Research reports are transitioning after award deliverables and a separate message to that effect will be forthcoming.

A couple of important things to note:

  • This transition might be bumpier than we'd like it to be due to technical concerns with InfoEd's server. It is still your responsibility to comply with stated deliverable deadlines in your sponsored award agreements and Human Subjects Research approvals. To that end, just to be safe, we highly recommend you download and/or print the attachment in this message for future reference.
  • During the transition, you will receive notifications from BOTH InfoEd and Kuali for several months as we attempt to reconcile every item has successfully made the transition to Kuali. As such you may receive overlapping or duplicate notifications (about the same deliverables). Please bear with us as we iron out the kinks -- by January 2019 we want to hear from you if anything is missing or weird in Kuali.

Training on how to view-access your deliverables on demand (in addition to monthly email notifications), will be made available shortly here: Kuali User Documentation (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3N0JVPdVcxpRXBBWUU4Qk8xLWc?usp=sharing). Recall that PI access to Kuali is new so if you have any problems accessing your information, your configurations may require some adjusting. Email Jen Bliss, jbliss@csumb.edu, for access/technical issues. Email SPO Staff, spo@csumb.edu, with questions about deliverables.

Posted: 09/01/2018

Emailed: 10/1/2018

Kuali Research Deliverables Notification
InfoEd Deliverables Notification