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2020-21 Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA)

Published September 16, 2020

Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA)

The Division of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support RSCA for FY 2021-22. The Mini-grant and Summer Stipends will not be available until further notice from the Chancellor’s Office.

A faculty member is allowed to receive only one award—a summer stipend, a mini-grant, reassigned time, or a faculty small grant—in a given year under this policy. The deadline for RSCA awards and faculty small grants will be set by the college. Please see the Academic Senate Policy 19-03 §3.0 for details.

All tenured, probationary, and full-time lecturers are eligible to compete for Reassigned Time and Faculty Small Grants. Support will be available in the form of:

Reassigned Time – Equal to three (3) units per AY, to support the following activities: basic, applied, or developmental research and creative activities.

Faculty Small Grants – Not to exceed $5000, may be used for: student assistance, minor equipment or materials and supplies, travel, if permitted in the special circumstances, to advance RSCA. 

Each academic college administers the award process for Reassigned Time and Faculty Small Grants. Faculty members receiving new faculty reassigned time are only eligible to apply for Faculty Small Grants.

Contact your college office regarding application information. RSCA proposals are to be submitted to your college beginning Monday, September 21 and ends by Monday, November 9, 2020 by 5p.m.

If your college is using the Info-Ready platform to accept proposal applications, please log-in to Info-Ready ( to find your college RSCA competition page.