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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs


The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is to create and support a campus culture that promotes the research enterprise.  ORSP assists the campus community to apply for and secure external funds in support of research, scholarship, and creative activities. The office provides guidance, information, and technical assistance to faculty engaged in externally funded research, instruction, community service and other scholarly activity. In accomplishing this mission, ORSP ensures accountability, compliance and stewardship for sponsored programs as directed by the values of our campus and by all applicable Federal, State, and University policies, procedures and regulations. 

 Please view our calendar of events at the bottom of this page.  

News and Updates

Faculty Support Grants

ORSP the new Request for Proposals (RFP) for faculty support grants. The complete RFP and the proposal template is available on our InfoReady website. The submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. on April 10, 2019.  The funding period for the new awards is July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.  

Week of Scholarship April 15-19, 2019

During the annual Week of Scholarship at CSUEB, we celebrate the research, scholarship and creative activities of faculty and students.  More information about the events and registration are available by clicking here.  

  • ORSP Open House  Monday April 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  SF 302.  Please join us to learn more about the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and celebrate faculty achievements.
  • Faculty Research Symposium and Awards  Tuesday April 16, noon-3:00 p.m.  UU MPR.  
  • Student Research Symposium  Wednesday April 17, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  UU MPR

Grant Proposal Development Mentoring Program April 17-19,  San Francisco State 

The Chancellor’s Office is organizing a grant mentoring session for faculty preparing proposals.  Click here to see a flyer about the event.  In order to participate, you will need to submit a complete draft of a proposal by April 4.  This event is ideal for faculty who have submitted a proposal previously but was not funded.  Please contact Jeff Seitz if you are interested.  We must finalize the list of participants from East Bay by March 29.  

Recent Policy Changes

Research Participant Incentives. 

CSUEB now has a policy that permits compensation in the form of an incentive for participants in human subjects research.  Research participant incentives may be paid to current CSUEB students and people that are non-CSUEB students or employees.  CSUEB employees may not be paid a research participant incentive.  Student incentives are paid in the form of a credit of a student's University Student Account.  Incentives for people that are not CSUEB students and employees may be paid in the form of a gift card.  More information about human subjects research participant incentives can be found on the ORSP Policies Website.  


National Science Foundation has released its Federal Register notice on Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of SexualHarassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual AssaultNSF has developed a new award term and condition that will require grantee organizations to report findings of sexual harassment, or any other kind of harassment regarding a PI or co/PI or any other grant personnel. The award term and condition also will require the grantee to report the placement of the PI or co-PI on administrative leave relating to a harassment finding or investigation."

Data Sharing

Investigators are expected to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work.

IRB: Common Rule

Institutions are allowed to employ three provisions from the revised Common Rule (2018 requirements) (HHS 2018b).

  • New definition of “research” 
  • Elimination of continuing review requirement for no more than minimal risk research 
  • Elimination of IRB requirement to review grant applications

Institutions that transition ongoing research studies to the 2018 requirements during the delay period must document and date their determination (HHS 2018b). The research that is transitioned must also fully comply with all of the 2018 requirements beginning on the general compliance date (21 January 2019). 

The revised Common Rule requires that for any clinical trial conducted or supported by a Common Rule department or agency, one consent form be posted on a publicly available federal website within a specific time frame.  The consent form must have been used in enrolling participants in order to satisfy this new provision. 

At this time, two publicly available federal websites that will satisfy the consent form posting requirement, as required by the revised Common Rule, have been identified: and a docket folder on (Docket ID: HHS-OPHS-2018-0021).  Additional federal websites that would satisfy the revised Common Rule’s clinical trial consent form posting requirement might be identified in the future.




Principal Investigators' Meeting

The Principal Investigators' meeting is an opportunity to learn more about updates from ORSP regarding grant management and compliance. The meeting also includes an open forum for questions or concerns. All are welcome and you do not need to be an active PI to attend. The meeting will be in SF 302, noon-2:00 pm.


Faculty Research Symposium and Awards

Please join us for the Faculty Research Symposium and Award Ceremony in the UU Multipurpose Room. At noon, the Provost will award faculty for meritorious service to students and the institution. From 1:00-3:00, join us for the faculty research poster session and a reception.


Student Research Symposium

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our students in research, scholarship, and creative activities. An oral session is scheduled from 9:00 a.m.-noon featuring those students that will represent CSUEB at the statewide CSU Student Research Competition. From noon-2:00 p.m., there will be a poster session featuring student research. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and show their support for our students.

ORSP Calendar of Events

Contact Us

  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., SF 302
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm