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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

ORSP Operations during Shelter-in-Place Order

Frequently Asked Questions

During the current shelter-in-place order, the staff of ORSP is operating from our homes.  We are up and running and will attempt to proceed with business as usual during these very unusual times.  We are planning on working from home until the order expires or is extended. 

For questions relating to proposals and awards during this unusual time we have created the Frequently Asked Questions page, that we will keep updated for you.

If you do not find the answer to your question at the link above, or you would like support with proposal development/submission, grant administration, and research compliance, please do not hesitate to contact us. Here is the link to our staff page.  

Human Subjects Research and the IRB

The impact of the current COVID-19 event on humans subjects research may be significant.  Please click here for a memo from IRB Chair Kevin Brown regarding human subjects research.  Please note that during the current shelter-in-place order, no travel by researchers or participants is permitted.  


Important Deadlines for fiscal year end processing

In accordance with the University's fiscal year-end processing deadlines, please take note of the below dates:
  • By May 15, notify ORSP about items to be ordered on our PCard.  Any requests after this date will have transactions recorded after July 1.   Please contact for assistance.
  • By May 25, submit requests for purchasing items such as equipment, computer hardware/software, electronics, etc. or securing services such as consultants, independent contractors, evaluation, data analysis, etc.   Requisitions received by ORSP after this date will be coded for the new fiscal year, July 1.    You will need to complete a Purchase Request Form and submit to
Please submit your requests to charge your grant in a timely manner.  Reimbursements and/or claims should be submitted within 30 days of the charge via the university's Certify system.  Forms for other payment requests are located on the ORSP forms page.  Signatures for most can be routed via AdobeSign, and questions can be directed to  

Faculty Summer Payments

By May 1, all faculty expecting summer salary from grants and contracts will need to complete the following form:
Additional Compensation Request

Cayuse for Proposal Submissions

If you are planning on submitting a proposal to an external sponsor, please coordinate this submission with ORSP by entering the information in Cayuse.   

American Honda Foundation - Limited Submission Opportunity

The American Honda Foundation supports youth (pre-natal through 21 years of age) education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.   This is a limited submission opportunity and CSUEB is permitted to submit only one proposal each year. More information about American Honda Foundation grants is available at  The deadline for submission is August 1, 2020. 
If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please follow step by step instructions for How to Start a Proposal in Cayuse by Friday May 1.  If more than one potential PI exceeds the sponsor's limit, then a pre-proposal will be required in order to select the proposals that will move forward. 

Recent Policy Updates

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.  



Principal Investigators Meeting - CANCELLED

The Principal Investigators meeting is an opportunity to learn about new opportunities and ORSP updates. This is also an opportunity for you to share your thoughts about research support. Lunch will be served. This meeting is open to everyone - you do not need to have an active grant to attend. The meeting is March 18 noon-2:00 in SF 329. Please RSVP by email to Anne Wing


Cayuse IRB Training (Moved to Zoom)

This training session, March 26, 12:15-1:15 pm, has been moved to Zoom at that same date and time. CSUEB has moved to an electronic IRB management system for all faculty-initiated protocols as of March 1st, 2020.   The system, offered by Cayuse, allows all initial research protocol submissions, modification and renewal requests, and approvals to be handled electronically.  The session will focus on how to use the Cayuse IRB online system. Please RSVP by email to Anne Wing


Faculty Research Symposium - CANCELLED

11:30-3:00 in UU Multipurpose Room. During this event, the Provost will present awards for outstanding faculty and announce the new emeritus faculty from 12:10-12:50. The faculty poster session begins at 1:00 where faculty will highlight their research, scholarship and/or creative activities. This is a great networking opportunity to learn about the research and scholarship of other faculty. Refreshments will be served. Click the title for more information about the Week of Scholarship.

ORSP Calendar of Events

Contact Us

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