Types of Funding Available

ARI funding allocations are made annually in the following categories:

System Funding

  • Available to qualified CSU faculty through a peer reviewed competitive process
  • Requires submission of a preproposal.
  • Requires an off-campus collaboration.
  • Requests for full proposals will be based on a pre-proposal evaluation and ranking by the Deans’ Council and the Executive Director.
  • Funding requests must be for not less than $75,000 and not more than $150,000.
  • Must include at a minimum a one-to-one “project related” external match. At least fifty percent (50%) of the minimum required match must be a documented cash match.
  • Click here for System Proposal Submission Requirements

Campus Funding

  • Available to all qualified campus faculty on a peer reviewed competitive basis.
  • May be utilized to fund a variety of proposals that address local, regional, or statewide priority issues, including seed grant funding proposals.
  • There is no minimum campus proposal funding request limitation. Seed grants for example are typically single-year proposals that request $5,000 to $10,000 and often do not require external match. They are generally used to fund new faculty research start-up projects or innovative research projects that address evolving technology and/or issues of an extraordinarily high priority.
  • Funding requests may not exceed $150,000 annually.
  • Must include at a minimum a one-to-one external match. External match is generally expected for all campus proposals, and project directors are highly encouraged to aggressively pursue “project-related” external donor funding. At least twenty-five percent (25%) of the minimum required match must be a documented cash match.
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