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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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News and Updates

Internal Opportunities:

Research and Scholarship Grant Program (RSG) FY 2024-25 is OPEN- The deadline is 11:59 pm, Monday, January 29, 2024. Submit through InfoReady

The Research and Scholarship Grant Program (RSG) are funded by funds from the Office of the Chancellor and the Cal State East Bay Division of Academic Affairs.  They are intended as “seed grants” to promote the development of new or expanded research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA) by faculty.  Successful proposals will identify one or more specific products that will result from the project such as a publication in a peer-reviewed journal, submission of a grant proposal to an external sponsor, a public performance, and/or juried competition. 


FY 2022-2023 Annual Report

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs 2022-2023 Fiscal Year Year Report is available to view.


 CSCI - New Faculty Grant Support Mentorship

Erik Helgren, Professor in the Department of Physics, has been named the CSUEB STEM NET Fellow for 2023-24.  The CSU systemwide STEM-NET program promotes research, community building and innovative educational ideas across the CSU university system.  As the CSUEB STEM NET Fellow, Dr. Helgren will work closely with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to support faculty in the College of Science in exploring and seeking grant funding opportunities.

For faculty new to the university or who have questions or want to learn more about grant opportunities or the submission process here at CSUEB, please feel free to reach out to Erik any time ( or on Slack.

Look for regular announcements about STEM NET webinars and other funding opportunities.



2023-24 RSG Awardees

Congratulation to the 2023-2024 Research and Scholarship Grant Awardees. List of the awardees.


Indirect Cost Rate Changes

Effective April 1, 2023, the rates for CSUEB IDC (Indirect Cost) have been revised. Any proposals submitted subsequent to the aforementioned date shall adhere to the revised rates. We advise referring to the policies page to review the updates, which can be accessed via the following link: IDC Rate Agreement.



 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

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