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, Monday-Thursday starting Monday, August 10, 2020. Monday and Wednesday hours are 10am-12pm and the link is here. Tuesday and Thursday hours are 3pm-5pm 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.
The CSR application is now open to everyone and the deadline is August 31, 2020. Please let us know if you have any questions.Read More
The Chancellor's office has banned all non-essential travel through June 30, 2021. This means we will not be offering travel grants for this coming academic year. All decisions are always made with the health and safety of students in mind and we hope to be able to offer travel grants for next academic year. We will most likely offer grants for conference registrations for virtual conferences and that will be the only conference funding we can provide.
We are hosting Zoom office hours with Michelle Monday-Thursday starting August 10, 2020. Monday and Wednesday hours are 10am-12pm and Tuesday and Thursday 3pm-5pm. The links are listed above.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR APRIL 15, 2020. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO.
All CSR Scholars are required to present a research or creative activity poster (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 on campus. 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!
*During the CSR Poster workshop, we give poster tips on how to accommodate different phases of project progress (so be sure to attend that CSR workshop if you want advice on preparing your poster for the SRS).
For the time being, please begin discussions with your faculty mentors about getting started on your posters!