Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

Welcome to Cal State LA’s
Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

The Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (ORSCA), a unit in the Division of Academic Affairs, provides research development support services to the university community. ORSCA 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, ORSCA 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, ORSCA assists PI's with intellectual property and technology transfer processes.


ORSCA also highlights and supports campus research activity by administering the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award program and the Student Symposium on Research Scholarship and Creative Activities. Through these activities, ORSCA 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.

Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library North, 2026D



​Please go here to RSVP for upcoming IRB workshops.

Congratulations to the following Cal State L.A. faculty and students:

Prof. Edith Porter, our colleague in the Department of Biological Sciences, was nominated for and received the Andreoli Faculty Service Award;

Tyler Powell, a graduate student in the Porter lab, won the Don Eden Graduate Research Award;

Jacob Parres-Gold, an undergraduate student in Dr. Yixian Wang’s lab (Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry), won the Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Student Research Award.

Upcoming Events

33rd Annual CSU Student Research Competition is set for April!

260 student researchers from throughout the CSU Universities will present at the 33rd Annual Student Research Competition at Cal State Fullerton April 26-27. The contest showcases the significant research done by undergraduate and graduate students.

Jessica Pope

Funding and Grants