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BUILD Internal Awards

Equipment Awards Programs

The Mid-Size Equipment Awards Program, funded through BUILD, provides the opportunity for BUILD faculty mentors to acquire equipment valued at less than $25,000 (with a $10,000 minimum) that is justified on the basis of direct benefit to BUILD student training.  Awards up to $24,999 will provide support for the purchase of midsize equipment (equipment costing between $10,000 and $24,999; awards cannot be combined as part of the purchase of large equipment). BUILD student participation and training need to be clearly integrated into the research plan use of the equipment.  We anticipate being able to fund 2-3 proposals for this program.  Please click on the following link to learn more about the Mid-Size Equipment Awards Program.

The Small Equipment and Computers Awards Program, funded through BUILD, provides the opportunity for BUILD faculty mentors to acquire computers and/or small equipment (between $2,500-$10,000) that are justified on the basis of direct benefit to BUILD student training. Awards up to $10,000 will provide support for the purchase of lab computers and/or small equipment (equipment costing between $2,500 and $10,000; awards cannot be combined as part of the purchase of large equipment). BUILD student participation and training need to be clearly integrated into the research plan use of the equipment.  We anticipate being able to fund 3-4 proposals for this program.  Please click on the following link to learn more about the Small Equipment and Computers Awards Program.

Course Redesign Program

The Research Across the Curriculum: Course Redesign Program, funded through BUILD, provides an opportunity for faculty to submit a proposal for integrating research into an existing course.  Specifically, the goal of is program is to have faculty engage in a redesign of the course to exemplify how specific disciplines engage in research by having students take part in hands-on activities and demonstrations in the classroom.  Faculty are encouraged to redesign the course to facilitate the incorporation of these activities. Faculty teaching a course that has a laboratory component can also submit proposals to redesign existing course activities to introduce novel scientific approaches.  Funding includes 3 units of release time during Spring 2020.  We anticipate being able to fund 3-4 proposals for this program.  Please click on the following link to learn more about the Research Across the Curriculum: Course Redesign Program.

Off-campus Grant Writing Support Program

BUILD support to attend off-campus grant writing workshop program.  An important goal of BUILD is to increase faculty knowledge about common pitfalls and effective and concise proposal writing approaches with an overall aim of increasing the success of grant applications by BUILD faculty.  Thus, BUILD faculty that would like to attend a professional off-campus grant writing workshop can submit a request to receive funding for registration and if necessary travel (hotel and airfare).  A maximum of $1,500 can be requested to be able to attend and participate in the grant writing workshop. Budget requests should be well justified, including the rationale for any travel-related expenses.  Requests will be accepted on an on-going basis until funding runs out.  We anticipate funding 5-6 requests per year.  To submit a request, please send an email to BUILD.IDC@csulb.edu with the following information: 1) Letter requesting financial support for the workshop, including a plan and timeline for submitting a grant proposal, as well as a detailed budget request; 2) Workshop information specifics (include link to more information or brochure); 3) Letter of support from the Department Chair endorsing the participation in the workshop.  Funded requests will require travel authorization (at least 30 days in advance) and submission of a final report after the workshop.