Welcome to Research and Sponsored Projects

At Cal State Fullerton, we aspire to combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty, and staff work in close collaboration to expand knowledge. We strive to create a culture that emphasizes the importance of intellectual research and scholarly pursuits, and we are proud of the world-class accomplishments of our faculty and students.

Mission Statement

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) works with other units throughout the campus to seek external support for faculty research, creative activity, and institutional projects that support the educational and service mission of the university. Collaboration is sought across disciplines, departments, and community partners in preparing proposals to federal, state, and private agencies. Read more...

News and Announcements

Mathematics Professional Society Awards Grant to David Pagni

The Mathematical Association of America’s Tensor SUMMA (Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement) Program has awarded David Pagni, professor of mathematics, a $4,500 grant to support the Project Mathematics Intensive Summer Session – Tensor Grant proposal. More …

Geologist Awarded NSF Grant to Study Precipitation

Matthew Kirby, professor of geological sciences, was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his project, Collaborative Research: The California Precipitation Dipole: Spatiotemporal Variability and Forcings Over the Past 3000 Years. More …

Students to Study Math in Uzbekistan Thanks TO nsf Grant

Zair Ibragimov, assistant professor of mathematics, was awarded a National Science Foundation grant that will send students — particularly women and underrepresented — to Uzbekistan over the next three summers to gain international, cutting-edge research experience under the mentorship of prominent Uzbek mathematicians. More …

Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Award 

The Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Award recognizes excellence in student participation in research or creative activities. The award is presented to one undergraduate and one graduate student per college working collaboratively with a faculty member or independently on a research project or creative activity. More ...

Physicist Receives NSF “Early CAREER” Award

Geoffrey Lovelace, assistant professor of physics, has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award, one of the top honors for junior faculty that acknowledges promising work that integrates research and education. More …