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), for the Faculty Incentive Grants (FIG) and CSU Student Research Competition (SRC).

New software roll-out

During the summer of 2015, SPO migrated from legacy systems to new ones. If you receive invitations from the following systems, they're safe to accept:


PlumX is a new PI profile management system. Learn more about it at: AIM.


Pivot is a new funding opportunity search engine. Learn more about it at: SEARCH.

grant forward

Grant Forward is a new funding opportunity search engine. Learn more about it at: SEARCH.

kuali coeus

Kuali Coeus is a new proposal development and tracking system. Learn more about it at: APPLY.

Funding opportunities

CSUPERB: 2015 Fall Faculty & Student Travel Grant Program NOW OPEN

Proposal Deadline: October 12, 2015 before 5:00 p.m. pacific time

Award Notification: December 2015

RFPs with recently updated complete review criteria and eligibility requirements, submission information and forms are available at:

Faculty Travel Grant: http://www.calstate.edu/csuperb/grants/faculty-travel-program/

Student Travel Grant: http://www.calstate.edu/csuperb/grants/student-travel-program/

The CSUPERB Travel Grant programs support CSU faculty and student travel to biotechnology-related professional meetings and workshops or to collect biotechnology-related data at shared instrumentation facilities or specialized research sites. The fall round of grants will support travel between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

CSUPERB welcomes and encourages tenured or tenure-track CSU faculty & CSU Student applications from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to life sciences, physical sciences, clinical sciences, math, computer science, agricultural science, engineering and business.

spo's funding opportunities Blog

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news & announcements

Faculty Support Grants

Congratulations to the 2015 Faculty Support Grants (FSG) Award Winners

from a variety of disciplines:

  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • World Languages & Cultures
  • Science & Environmental Policy
  • Social Behavioral & Global Studies
  • Kinesiology

SPO congratulates you all!

Research News


Science daily

ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 6 million monthly visitors worldwide, ScienceDaily generates nearly 20 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience.

Retraction Watch

Unlike newspapers, which strive for celerity as much as accuracy, science journals have the luxury of time. Thorough vetting, through editorial boards, peer reviewers and other filters, is the coin of the realm.

And yet mistakes happen. Sometimes these slips are merely technical, requiring nothing more than an erratum notice calling attention to a backwards figure or an incorrect address for reprints. Less often but far more important are the times when the blunders require that an entire article be pulled.


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