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Available BUILD Research Stimulation Grants

Apply for BUILD Research Stimulation Grants by May 14, 2018

The RSG program awards up to $30,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year to support a health-related research pilot project. Please note that funds will be available in October 2018 and will have to be spent by June 1, 2019. BUILD RSG applications must not have any scientific overlap with any other internal (CSULB) or external grant application during the period of funding. Individuals with three previous awards (CRSG, RSG, or equipment awards) are no longer eligible to apply.

Awardees will be required to submit a competitive research grant proposal [must be ≥$300K in total cost (direct and indirect) for ≥3 years], based upon the RSG pilot project. Furthermore, BUILD student participation and training need to be clearly integrated into the research plan. This proposal must be submitted within one year of the award announcement.

Allowable funding includes:

  • Release time at the full rate (please work with designated pre-awards specialists for your college from the office of research and sponsored programs (ORSP) to calculate your full rate)
  • Participant incentives and consultant costs
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Travel relevant to data collection

Except for release time for the PI at the full rate, funds cannot be used for salary for the PI, co-investigator(s), or students. Release time and consultant costs should not exceed 50% of Budget. Funds may also not be used for dissemination of data (e.g., conference presentations).

Human subjects or animal research projects must have IRB/IACUC approval before applying to be considered.

The BUILD RSG grants are an NIH-funded initiative and thus will require NIH approval. Budgets must follow the same rules/spending limitations as federal grants.

Proposal Due Date: Monday, May 14, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Submission Instructions

Complete the RSG Grant Program application and submit it and any supporting documentation (IRB or IACUC Approval, Letters of Support, Biographical Sketches for all key personnel, etc.) as a single PDF to

Please name the submitted file as follows: 2018_RSG_[college]_[last name]_[first name].PDF

In addition to the application, please also submit the Confidential Personal Data Form as a separate PDF. Do not include in the same PDF as the application. Information in the confidential personal data form is not used in the review of applications.

Please follow ALL guidelines and instructions for consideration. If you have any questions about the application, please be sure to send an email to

Please come to one of the two information sessions on the RSG program on the following dates:

  • April 13, 2018, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in PSY 101
  • April 27, 2018, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in PSY 101

Application documents