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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. 
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In addition to the ORSP contacts at the tabs and links above, the following decision tree will help point you along other appropriate service and approval paths.
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News and Updates

Limited Submission Opportunity/Opportunities:

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement to announce its interest in receiving applications for Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) grants that will target building capacity in climate and environmental science-relevant programs, particularly at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority serving institutions (MSIs). Funding may be requested to support experiential training, mentoring, and institutional capacity building activities in partnership with DOE national laboratory Scientific Focus Areas (SFAs) supported within BER’s Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD).  A pre-application is due June 29, 2022.  Please also search through using the FOA number DE-FOA-0002757 for the latest updates on this opportunity.

Applicant institutions are limited to no more than two applications. DOE will consider the latest
received submissions to be the institution’s intended submissions.

If interested in submitting an application, please notify your chair and dean asap, and submit your request through our Cayuse system and refer to these instructions.  You must obtain approval from your chair/dean and coordinate your pre-application or full application with ORSP prior to submitting to the sponsor.


IRB Faculty Membership Positions Available

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at California State University, East Bay, provides an important function; that of safeguarding the health of human subjects in research projects.  The IRB depends upon a group of faculty and community members who volunteer their time in this effort.  Their service and dedication to the protection of human subjects is extremely important work. 

 At this time, the CSUEB IRB is requesting applicants for two vacant positions.  If you are interested in serving on the IRB, please contact Tina Avilla at

 Thank you for your consideration.


2022-23 Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant Program (RSCA) is CLOSED- Deadline is 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2022. (Previously called Faculty Support Grant, FSG)

Call for Proposals

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RSCA Zoom Sessions - April 7th and April 8th

The 2022-23 Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant Program is CLOSED.   Information about the 2022-23 RSCA Program Competition is available through the InfoReady website.  These awards are limited to Unit 3 faculty to promote the development of new or expanded research, scholarship, and creative activities by faculty.  Overall, proposals receiving support from this program are intended to increase and enrich the intellectual capital held collectively amongst the faculty, with the benefit of that capital being re-invested into curriculum and program development that furthers the university's mission.


Grant Proposal Development (GPD) program Summer 2022 is CLOSED - Deadline was 12:00 pm, Monday, April 25, 2022.

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Cal State East Bay’s Grant Proposal Development (GPD) program aims to equip faculty with the tools required for the development and submission of competitive extramural grant proposals. This program is open to full-time faculty in all disciplines. Participants will be provided with resources for research/program development and idea refinement, editorial and writing support, grantspersonship, and subject matter specific expert mentoring for the timely submission of high-quality extramural grant proposals. Overall, GPD will support Cal State East Bay’s faculty in their efforts to achieve success in research, scholarly, and creative activities (RSCA).


 2022-23 Faculty Fellows
2022-23 Faculty Fellows
2022-23 Faculty Fellows
2022-23 Faculty Fellows

Dr. Ram Kandasamy will serve as the Center for Student Research (CSR) Faculty Fellow. Dr. Shubha Kashinath will serve as the Research Development (ORSP) Faculty Fellow.

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Roberta Durham is a a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-2023
Roberta Durham is a a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-2023
Roberta Durham is a a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-2023
Roberta Durham is a a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-2023

Roberta Durham is a a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-2023

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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.  


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 past-IRB Chair Kevin Brown regarding human subjects research. 

ORSP Calendar of Events

Contact Us

  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., SF 302
  • Hayward, CA 94542