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Internal Awards for Scholarship & Teaching

Overview

The University and College provide a number of competitive award opportunities to support faculty scholarship and teaching. Several of these awards represent collaborative efforts between the College and University. Faculty may also apply for external grants to support their research and our programs.

Award Cycles

Below is an overview of both College and University awards, typical Request for Proposal (RFP) dates, and typical deadlines.

Awards Cycle Overview and Timeline

Award Typical RFP Date Typical Deadline
Ukleja Center Ethics Across the Curriculum Early Fall Early November
RSCA Awards Late September  Early November
MGSS Awards Late September Early November
University Awards Late September Mid-November
AA Award for Impact Accomplishment - RSCA Early October Mid-November
AA Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentor - RSCA Early October Mid-November
Sabbatical Awards October Late November
CED Faculty Awards Late October End of January
CED Grant Mentorship Program Early December Mid-February
ORSP Internal Grants Early Spring Early March
Summer Student Research Stipends Early Spring Early March
Project HOGAR Faculty Awards Early Spring Before Spring Break
Educational Leadership Department Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards Mid Spring End of April
Professors Around the World Mid Spring April 15 & October 15

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Academic Affairs Award for Impact Accomplishment of the Year in Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity

This award was created in 2008 to honor research, scholarly or creative work conducted within the previous 18 months. Examples of accomplishments that may be included as evidence:

  • Peer-reviewed publications such as journal articles or books authored by faculty;
  • Scholarly and creative activities demonstrated or created by faculty;
  • Research/creative activity projects recognized in writing by peers in the same discipline.

The call for nominations is typically sent out via email by early October, with a deadline in mid-November. Nominations are typically submitted by a third party on behalf of the nominee.

Academic Affairs Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity

This award was established in 2008 to honor student mentoring within the previous 18 months. The following are examples of accomplishments that may be included as evidence:

  • Peer-reviewed publications/creative activities jointly authored or created with students;
  • Supervision of students leading to peer-reviewed publications or creative outcomes by the students;
  • Research/creative activity projects with students and/or supervision of student research or theses;
  • Achievements of previous students that the former students themselves attribute in writing to the candidate.

The call for nominations is typically sent out via email by early October, with a deadline in mid-November. Nominations are typically submitted by a third party on behalf of the nominee.

CED Faculty Awards

Three awards are offered each year: the Outstanding Faculty Research/Scholarship Award, the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Faculty Service Award. These awards reflect sustained work in one of the three areas over the course of a faculty member’s career at CSULB. All full-time CED faculty (tenure track, tenured and lecturers) are eligible for these awards. The call for applications is typically issued in late October with a late January deadline. Awards are administered via the CED InfoReady site. The College Professional Review Committee uses the CED Faculty Awards rubric to review CED Faculty Awards proposals.

CED Grant Mentorship Program

Through a partnership with ORSP, the College typically offers several mentor/mentee pairs support each academic year to develop an external grant proposal. Mentees select faculty mentors who have been successful with, or have served as reviewers for, the targeted grant opportunity. Specific components of available funding may vary from year to year, with support typically including assigned time for the mentee, as well as professional development funds for both the mentor and mentee. The Call for Proposals is typically issued in early December with a mid-February deadline for the following academic year. Awards are administered via the CED InfoReady site.

Educational Leadership Department Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards

Faculty who have taught courses or served on Ed.D. dissertation committees in the current academic year may apply for RSCA funds via a special call through the Educational Leadership department. The call is typically issued mid-Spring semester and due by the end of April.

ORSP Internal Grants

ORSP supports internal grants of two types: 1) discipline-specific (one principal investigator) or 2) multidisciplinary research (multiple principal investigators). The purpose of ORSP Internal Grants is to promote proposal submission for major external funding. The Request for Proposals is typically issued early in the spring semester, with proposals due by the end of February. ORSP internal grants are only open to tenured or tenure-track faculty and are administered via the University’s InfoReady site.

Professors Around the World

Professors Around the World (PAW) is a CSULB global faculty incentive grants program sponsored by the Office of the Provost in conjunction with the Office of International Education and Global Engagement. The goal of the program is to strengthen CSULB's mission and comprehensive campus internationalization initiatives. PAW engages and supports faculty travel related to developing study or work abroad opportunities for students, international research projects with clear student impacts, or potential for growing institutional linkages, and building relationships with oversees partner institutions. Strong preference is given to projects that are sustainable. All tenured, tenure-track and full-time lecturers are eligible. The call for proposals typically has two cycles for the following academic year, with April 15 and October 15 deadlines. Announcements are sent via email approximately one month prior to the deadlines.

Project HOGAR Faculty Awards

Project HOGAR: Hispanic Opportunities for Graduate Access and Retention offers two awards for faculty: 1) Grant Mentoring Program for Faculty for 3 units of reassigned to prepare a proposal for external funding with coaching from a successful research/grant mentor and 2) Summer Faculty Grant Program for approximately $4000 in summer salary to promote collaborative and/or individual research/scholarly projects. A Request for Proposals is typically sent out via email toward the beginning of the Spring semester, with proposals due via email near Spring Break.

RSCA and MGSS Awards

Four types of awards are offered via Academic Affairs and ORSP each year.

  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (RSCA) awards are available in two forms:

o Reassigned Time - 3 units per academic year to support basic, applied, or developmental research and creative activities
o Small Faculty Grants - Up to $5000 to fund student assistants, minor equipment or supplies purchases, and travel to advance research and scholarly activities

  • Mini-grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS) are available in two forms:

o Mini-grants – Up to $5000 as “seed” money leading to an application for an external grant
o Summer Stipends – Equivalent to the 3-WTU vacant rate to support summer research and scholarly activities

The Call for Proposals for RSCA awards is typically issued in mid-September with a deadline in early November for the following academic year. The Call for Proposals for MGSS awards is issued at the same time with the same deadline. All RSCA applications are submitted via the CED InfoReady site and MGSS applications are submitted via the University’s InfoReady site.

The College Professional Review Committee uses the RSCA rubric to review RSCA proposals. Review of MGSS applications is conducted via InfoReady by the University Mini-Grants and Summer Stipends Committee. 

All tenured, probationary, and full-time lecturers are eligible to compete for Reassigned Time and Small Faculty Grants for RSCA awards. All members of Unit 3 (all lecturers, probationary faculty, tenured faculty, librarians, coaches, and counselors) are eligible to compete for mini-grants and summer stipends. Faculty may only apply for one of the four awards per academic year. Faculty who are receiving new faculty reassigned time may apply for only Small Faculty Grants.

Sabbatical Awards and Difference in Pay Leaves

Sabbatical awards are offered through a competitive process open to all full-time faculty who have completed six consecutive years of service at the university since their appointment or prior sabbatical. Sabbaticals include full pay for one semester or half pay for one academic year. Faculty Affairs provides information on sabbaticals and issues an announcement in October each year, along with individual emails to eligible faculty. Proposals are due via the CED InfoReady site by the posted deadline during the third week of November. Faculty may also apply for Difference in Pay Leaves. Review of proposals is guided by the Academic Senate policy on sabbaticals and difference in pay leaves. The College’s Professional Review Committee reviews applications for sabbaticals and difference-in-pay leaves and makes their recommendations to the Dean, who makes the final decision on awards.

Professional Review Committee Sabbatical Rubric.

Summer Student Research Assistantship Program

Academic Affairs and ORSP collaborate to provide Summer Student Research Assistantships to undergraduate and graduate students to conduct full-time research in collaboration with a faculty member during the summer. The faculty member must submit a letter with the application that specifies a mentorship plan and the scope of work to be completed. The Request for Proposals is typically issued early in the spring semester, with a deadline at the beginning of March. Awards are administered via the University’s InfoReady site.

Ukleja Center Ethics Across the Curriculum – Research and Pedagogical Stipends

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership is located in the College of Business Administration. The Center offers both research and teaching stipends through its Ethics Across the Curriculum program. Typically, the Ethics Research Stipendprovides support for ethics research and contributions to the body of knowledge and the Ethics Pedagogical Stipend supports the development of a 3-hour ethics teaching module in course(s) faculty teach. A Request for Proposals is typically sent out via email in early fall, with a deadline of early November.

University Awards

Several university awards are administered via the Academic Senate, including the Early Academic Career Excellence AwardOutstanding Professor AwardDistinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement AwardDistinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and the Distinguished Faculty Advising Award. Also available are the Nicholas Perkins Hardeman Academic Leadership Award and the Legacy Lecture Award. The call for nominations is typically issued in late September, with a deadline of mid-November. See the Academic Senate timeline.