Now available below are the guidelines for the 2012-13“President's Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities” (P-RSCA) program which traditionally funds $5,000 mini-grants (frequently for assigned time) and summer stipends.
The application deadline is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
The Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) program was established through a memo of understanding (MOU) between the Chancellor’s office and the California Faculty Association (CFA). The CSU agreed to budget $2.5 million annually to be divided among all campuses of the CSU system according to campus Full Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF). The funds, by statute, are to be used for individual professional activities and are not meant for curriculum development (e.g. developing or revising courses or academic programs such as majors and minors) or for college/department development projects. Unfortunately, the Chancellor’s Office has informed campuses that funding for RSCA has been suspended in 2012-2013 due to the severe budget cuts to the CSU. Recognizing the importance of the faculty scholarship and research supported by this highly-valued program, the University President, Dr. J. Michael Ortiz, has generously provided $120,000 of Kellogg Endowment funds to support a similar program.
Proposals submitted to this program must follow the P-RSCA guidelines available at the link provided below and will be reviewed by the University Research Council (URC), an elected committee consisting of a representative from each College. The committee will recommend support to the President via the Provost.
Proposals are due on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM in the ORSP Office (1-224). To download the guidelines and for complete information on the P-RSCA program, eligibility and procedures please see the link below.