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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

2023-24 Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant Program (RSCA) is OPEN -

Deadline is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, January 31, 2023. (Previously called Faculty Support Grant, FSG)


Call for Proposals

Submit through InfoReady

RSCA Zoom Sessions - TBD

The 2023-24 Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant Program is OPEN.   Information about the 2023-24 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.


An opportunity to apply for one-time RSCA publication support funding.

Nominal amounts (up to $1,000) of publication support grants are now available for faculty to aid in publishing their RSCA work. Funds provided may be used for expenses related to preparing the manuscript such as image rights, copy-editing, and/or indexing.

This funding will be on a “first-come first-served” basis.  Once the funds set aside for a given fiscal year are expended, this funding stream will be closed.  Faculty need to work with their department chair on their funding request.  The department chair should then send the request for such funding to ORSP (Anne Wing @

Please direct any questions to Anne Wing. 


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

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