Funding Undergraduate Research

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a type of financial aid that allows students to earn money through part-time employment on the CSULB campus. Students must be enrolled in 6 units and offered Federal Work-Study in their financial aid in order to work under this program.

The intent of the program is to assist students with paying for educational expenses. FWS jobs are available during the Fall and Spring semesters to undergraduate, credential and graduate students who meet federal and institutional eligibility requirements.

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Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP)

The Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) provides funds to participating public colleges and universities to offer eligible students opportunities to earn money while gaining career-related experience in their fields of study. LAEP was established in the 2021-22 California State Budget and is administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC); this program will end by 2030-2031.

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ASI Business Finance Committee Grants

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides a wide variety of programs and services to enhance the educational experiences of its members, the students of LBSU. ASI is committed to the development and preservation of a vibrant student community and believes firmly that students and organizations play a vital role in that effort. ASI’s policies on Student Grants provide guidance for the allocation of funds to students and organizations for the production of events, research and professional development that benefit the student body.

ASI Business and Finance Committee is the steward for the Student Travel Fund, Student Research Fund and Student Organization Program Grant. ASI funding questions can be directed to Alvin Tu, ASI Vice President of Finance at

Going to a conference, doing research, or planning for an event? You may be eligible for an ASI grant!

ASI Student Travel Grant

Available to all students who are presenting at a conference, or if they just want to attend the conference. This grant can cover travel and conference fees. Applicants will need to meet the standards and procedures outlined in the Policy on Student Travel.

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Individual award amount: Up to $900

Fall semester travel funding has been depleted and is no longer available. Please check back the first week of classes to apply for spring semester travel funding. Until then, please check with Student Life and Development for travel funding opportunities:

ASI Student Research Grant

Intended to support students working on individualized, long-term research, or creative projects of at least one academic session in duration, under the guidance and supervision of an LBSU faculty member. Applicants will need to meet the standards and procedures outlined in the Student Research Grant.

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Individual award amount: Up to $800



SLD Student Academic Travel Grant for Conferences

The Office of Student Life and Development (SLD) is pleased to offer the Student Academic Travel Grant.  The grant is available for currently enrolled CSULB students wishing to grow in their academic discipline by presenting an academic paper/research or a poster presentation at a professional academic conference, workshop, seminar, and/or lecture. The SLD Student Academic Travel Grant aims to supplement the cost of the conference registration and/or membership (only if required to present) fees to an academic conference.

Submit SLD Student Academic Travel Application here.