We are a student-focused program that encourages you to take more control of your academic and professional development experiences.
The CSR-SP’s primary purpose is to facilitate your engagement in faculty-mentored outside-of-the-classroom work on a research or creative activity project related to your academic discipline. Our secondary purpose is to help you develop academic and professional skills that will positively impact not only your scholarly activity work, but also, your academic and professional learning and performance. Intended outcomes of active student participation in the CSR Scholar’s Program are: increased student retention and success, and increased intention toward, and entry into, graduate programs for CSR Scholars. If selected to the CSR Scholar's Program, you may be supported via:
CSR-SP selection is competitive, but not GPA- nor discipline-bound. We encourage students at all academic levels (freshmen through graduate students) and levels of academic preparation to apply! Please note that the application window for the CSR Scholar's Program is open following the end of the current academic year and closes at the end of the first week of Fall semester.
Our office is location in SF-335.
Currently our office is not open for in-person visits. We are offering Zoom office hours with Michelle, our program coordinator, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm and the link is here. If Michelle is with someone you will be put in the waiting room until she is ready for you. If these times do not work for you, please email your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work on setting up a meeting.
Michelle Hobbs-Helmus is our Program Coordinator (and Cal State East Bay alumna). Michelle handles all CSR general inquiries, runs our CSR office, sets up and oversees all of our CSR events, and handles all of our Scholar paperwork and all things budget. To schedule a meeting with Michelle Hobbs-Helmus, please email the CSR (email@example.com).
Dr. Jenny O is our Director. Dr. O chases down grants and other funding sources to support our Scholars, completes Center reports for our various funding agencies, creates all CSR programming, policies, and curriculum (in consultation with Michelle), recruits faculty and other guest speakers for our workshops, delivers some of our workshops, reviews all CSR Scholar grant submissions, and meets regularly with Scholars 1-on-1 to provide assistance on CSR projects, academic performance, graduate schools, and life after college. To schedule a meeting with Dr. O, please use this link.
Our application for the 2021-2022 academic year is open! We will be running 2 rounds of applications. 1st round is July 1st to July 31st and the final round is August 1st to August 31st, August 31st is the final deadline for the year. If you do not get accepted in the first round you will automatically be moved to the final round. Please let us know if you have any questions. New this year, you have to have a faculty mentor and project to apply. Link to the application page is below. Read More
All CSR Scholars are required to present a research or creative activity presentation (regardless of the phase at which you are at in your given research project*) in the Cal State East Bay Student Research Symposium (SRS) held virtually in Spring 2021. This event is a great opportunity to share your research with other Cal State East Bay students, faculty, and administrators and staff! Last year, we had approximately 250 participants and attendees!
For the time being, please begin discussions with your faculty mentors about getting started on your research or creative activity presentations!