Research and Development

Welcome to Cal State LA’s
Office of Research and Development Website

The Office of Research and Development (ORAD), a unit of the Office for Research and Academic Personnel in the Division of Academic Affairs, provides research development support services to the university community. ORAD helps Principal Investigators identify external funding opportunities, and provides assistance at every stage of proposal development. To ensure the highest conformity with University and Federal policies, ORAD provides support and guidance for compliance issues related to the use of human subjects and animal subjects in research, conflicts of interest, and research misconduct. As the products of research come to fruition, ORAD assists PI's with intellectual property and technology transfer processes.

ORAD also highlights and supports campus research activity by administering the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award program, the Student Symposium on Research Scholarship and Creative Activity, Seed Grants, Research Seminars at ORAD Cafe, a quarterly newsletter, and the campus research magazine, Research at Cal State LA. Through these activities, ORAD increases opportunities for faculty and students to engage in research, scholarship and creative activities, supporting the academic mission of this comprehensive university.

Take advantage of our resources and links for faculty and students interested in our programs and services. From forms to frequently asked questions, we want to provide you with current information you need.

Grant Proposal Development Program: Faculty Learning Community

Cal State LA’s Office of Research and Development (ORAD) is offering a Grant Proposal Development Program during Fall quarter through Spring quarter. This Faculty Learning Community is for tenure-track faculty who are planning to submit a proposal to an external funding agency. The program will consist of eight workshops on funding- and grant-related topics, peer-evaluation of writing, and a mock grant review section. 
Participants will be expected to submit a grant proposal to an external funding agency shortly after completion of the program.
Selected participants should be open to discovery, willing to experiment, and will share effective practices with colleagues from across the disciplines.  
The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) workshops take place on the following days/times:
Meeting 1
Friday, November 6, 2015
11 AM to 1 PM
Meeting 2
Friday, December 4, 2015
11 AM to 1 PM
Meeting 3
Friday, January 8, 2016
11 AM to 1 PM
Meeting 4
Friday, February 5
11 AM to 1 PM
Meeting 5
Friday, March 4
11 AM to 1 PM
Meeting 6
Friday, April 8
11 AM to 1 PM
Meeting 7
Friday, April 29
11 AM to 1 PM
Meeting 8
Friday, May 27
11 AM to 1 PM
Selected participants receive $500 in professional development funds for their participation and must attend all meetings
Application Process and Timeline

Upcoming Events

IRBNet Workshops

IRB Quick overview of the process and IRBNet

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

11:40 AM

Location: Fine Arts 143


IRB Quick overview of the process and IRBNet

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1:45 PM

Location: Physical Education 202


An Introduction to IRBNet for Online Submissions of IRB Applications

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

3:15 – 5:00 PM

Location: King Hall D1047

IRB Workshops

IRB Process Workshop

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

6:10 PM

Location: Salazar Hall C261


An Introduction to Human Subjects Research Ethics and the IRB Process

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

3:15 – 4:15 PM

Location: King Hall D1047


Jessica Pope Mayers, from Cal State L.A. presents her research at the 29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition at Cal State San Bernardino. Photo by Corinne McCurdy/CSUSB

260 student researchers from throughout the CSU Universities presented at the 29th Annual Student Research Competition at Cal State San Bernardino May 1-2. The contest showcased the significant research done by undergraduate and graduate students. Congraduations to Jessica Pope Mayers who won 1st Place in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Kevin Parducho who won 2nd Place to in Biological and Agricultural Sciences, and all of the representatives from Cal State Los Angeles.

  • Alma Olaguez
  • Gabrielle Aroz
  • Jessica Pope Mayers
  • Miguel Arriola
  • Karen Koocharian Pekacheky
  • Hoover Zariani
  • Dalton Meena
  • Andre Leon
  • Kevin R. Parducho
  • Edith Soto
  • Angela Wu