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Call for Proposal Application: RSCA and MGSS for FY2020-21

Published September 24, 2018

Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA) & Mini Grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS)

The Division of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support RSCA and MGSS for FY 2020-21.

A faculty member is allowed to apply for only one of the four awards (Reassigned Time, Faculty Small Grant, Mini-grant and Summer Stipends) in a given year. Please see the Academic Senate Policy 19-03 §3.1 for details.


Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA)

All tenured, probationary, and full-time lecturers are eligible to compete for Reassigned Time and Faculty Small Grants.

Contact your college office regarding application information. RSCA proposals are to be submitted to your college beginning Monday, September 23 and ends by Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by 5p.m.


Mini-Grants and Summer Stipends (MGSS)

The Chancellor’s Office will provide system-level funding for mini-grants and summer stipends (MGSS). 

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. Support will be available in the form of:

Mini Grants – Not to exceed $5000, are intended to be “seed” money leading to the application for external support. Since this award is “seed” money, acceptance of a mini-grant requires that the application for external funding based on the proposal be submitted within two years of the date of the award and prior to any subsequent mini-grant awards.

Summer Stipends – Equivalent to the prevailing 3-WTU Vacant Rate to support a recipient in continuance of scholarly and creative activity during the summer. An applicant or recipient of a summer stipend may not be employed for 6WTU or more in summer session during the stipend period.

Each college review committee, the college dean, and the university MGSS committee will review and provide recommendations.

MGSS Applications will be submitted, reviewed and awarded via Info-Ready, an online Research Competition Space. Please log-in to Info Ready ( to submit your application beginning Monday, September 23, 2019.  MGSS application submission ends by Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by 5pm.