Culminating Project Fund


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The Culminating Project Fund is a reimbursement program designed to support Cal State LA graduate student research and/or scholarship conducted towards completing a thesis, creative activity, or dissertation. Students funded through this award will receive reimbursement for approved supplies, equipment, and services.

Eligibilty Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be involved in research and/or scholarship towards a thesis, creative activity, or dissertation.
  2. Applicant must be in Advanced to Candidacy status (G3 or G8 Classification).
  3. Applicant must not have access to other funds through Cal State LA (State or UAS) to support their research and/or creative activity, or must demonstrate that their costs exceed current funding.
  4. Funding is awarded only once per graduate student completing the thesis or culminating project.
  5. If a research project involves human/animal subjects, approval or exemption must be obtained from the Cal State LA's Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to beginning the project. See Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity’s website for more information.
  6. Applications without the necessary attachments will not be considered (i.e., Personal Information, Project Abstract, Budget Narrative and Budget Request including Purchasing Estimates). 

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $750

Contact: Office of Graduate Studies, [email protected], 323-343-3820

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