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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

Grant Proposal Development (GPD) program Spring 2023 is OPEN- The deadline is 12:00 pm, Friday, November 11, 2022. Submit through InfoReady

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).


FY 2021-2022 Annual Report

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Year Report is available to view


Congratulations to our CSR Director, Professor Jenny O, for receiving the Department of Education's Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) Program grant.


CSUEB faculty Jenny O (CSR Center Director and Professor of Kinesiology) was awarded the 2022 McNair grant. CSUEB's McNair program is called Belong Engage Thrive – McNair, or BET and the Performance period is 10/01/2022 - 09/30/2027. This 5-year grant will come with per-year funding of $259,486 to prepare historically undersupported undergraduates for doctoral study. 


BET will recruit 25 undergraduates, at least two-thirds of whom are low-income and first-generation, plus one-third from groups underrepresented in graduate education. Some notable scholarly activities in BET will be earning professional development badges related to self-determination and long-term success, shadowing a research team, research skills training, summer seminar and workshop series during the summer internship, and a summer retreat for all scholars. Scholars will begin working in a research lab in their junior year, continuing with the research team through their summer internship and senior year. BET will produce graduates who have the self-determination, academic and research skills to earn doctorates and help fill the need to diversify academia and research-intensive professions.


Congratulations to all the CSUEB's BET team members: Jenny O, Vanessa Yingling, Eric Helgren, and Michele Hobbs Helmus

 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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  • Hayward, CA 94542