Funding Resources for Researchers
The College and University offer assistance with finding funding sources and preparing grant applications.
Research Funding and Proposal Support
We strive to provide unparalleled grant support. To achieve this, we have dedicated pre- and post-award support at the college level. Our pre-award staff acts as a liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs with the aim of allowing faculty to focus on the science pieces of the proposal. Our goal is to submit quality proposals with emphasis on the following steps in the grant funding lifecycle:
- Funding Searches
- Solicitation Review
- Budget Preparation
- Ancillary Document Preparation/Review
- Preparation of Application Package
- Coordination with the Office of Sponsored Programs
- Proposal Submission
Step 1 - Searching for Funding
CSU Funding Opportunities
CSU provides some internal grant funding opportunities to researchers.
College Funding Opportunities
The College of Health and Human Sciences also offers funding opportunities for researchers and graduate students.
Step 2 - Fill Out Proposal Notification Form
Congratulations! You’ve found a funding opportunity you are interested in – here are some next steps as we assist you in getting a high-quality proposal out the door to meet the submission deadline.
Our pre-award office will work with you to prepare a budget, budget narrative, and any other required documents for proposal submission, so please fill out the Proposal Notification Form as soon as you decide to submit a proposal.
Step 3 - Utilize Proposal Preparation Resources
When you are at the stage of preparing your grant, take advantage of these resources for tips on preparing a high-quality proposal.
Optional Step 4 - College Grant Proposal Review Program
The College of Health and Human Sciences is sponsoring a formal program in which grant proposals can be reviewed by your peers for feedback prior to submission. Confirm your intent to submit a proposal for review by Nov. 1, March 1, or July 1 each year. You can also volunteer to be a proposal reviewer.
Optional Step 5 - Showcase Your Research
There are several opportunities for faculty and graduate and undergraduate students to present your research and have the opportunity to win awards. We encourage you to explore the following opportunities at CSU to showcase your research.
23 graduate students presented posters and creative scholarship at the virtual Graduate Student Showcase, 6 won awards
$11 million in research expenditures for 2020-21
15 undergraduate students presented posters at the Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase, 6 won awards