Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards

Provost Jose A. Gomez

and

AVP Jeffrey Underwood

are pleased to announce the

2021-2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Awards

Due Date: Monday, March 15, 2021 11:59 PM (PDT)

 
The goal of the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Awards is to support faculty and student engagement in research, scholarship, and creative activities, furthering the mission of the University. 

All Unit 3 faculty may compete for funding, including Instructional Faculty, Librarians, Coaches and Counselors. In order to provide support to the largest number of Cal State LA faculty, we are asking individuals to apply for either a Minigrant or an Assigned Time Award (3 units). Faculty may not apply to both or submit multiple applications for a Minigrant or Assigned Time Award.
 

Minigrants – These awards (up to $5,000) allow faculty to test promising ideas. Funds can be used for undergraduate and/or graduate assistants, clerical assistance, travel and supplies necessary for the activity. Minigrants may not be used for faculty release time from teaching assignments. Minigrants must be expended by the end of the 2021-2022 fiscal year (please ask your Resource Manager for specific date). In addition, a summary report of your funded project must be submitted to the Chancellor's Office and the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities. NOTE: If funded, proposed expenditures must be approved with your Resource Manager.


RSCA Assigned Time Awards – Assigned Time awards provide faculty with one course release (three units) to develop or complete research, scholarship or creative activities. RSCA Assigned Time awards must be taken during the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 term. A summary report must be submitted to the Chancellor's Office and the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities.

Deadline for Online Application Submission: Monday, March 15, 2021 11:59 PM (PDT).
Please find attached further guidelines and formatting directions, required forms, and submission instructions.

Online applications can be accessed through the following link: https://calstatela.infoready4.com/

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

We look forward to reviewing your application.

Thank you,
Jeffrey Underwood
Associate Vice President for Research
Office of Research, Scholarship and Creative Studies


Please find attached further guidelines and formatting directions, required forms, and submission instructions.