Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Incentive Grant to Promote External Funding

Cycle: Fall
Status: Closed

Goal 3 of Cal State Fullerton’s 2018-2023 University Strategic Plan calls for “assessing and adjusting effectiveness of current programs to enhance the support for faculty teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and service.” Funded by the CSU Chancellor’s Office, the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) grant program is designed to support this goal and encourages grant applications for new or continued faculty engagement in pursuit of external funding.

All full-time faculty members, full-time lecturers, coaches, counselors and librarians (bargaining Unit 3 employees) are invited to submit proposals. This competitive, peer-reviewed program welcomes proposals from either collaborative teams or a single investigator, although interdisciplinary and collaborative ideas, project design or methodologies are strongly encouraged.


Instructions and FAQs:

Instruction Workshops:

  • Sept. 11: 9:30-11 a.m., Pollak Library North, room 130 (PLN-130)
  • Sept. 27: 9:30-11 a.m., Titan Hall, room 04 (THALL-04) 



Daniel Curtis, Chemistry and Biochemistry
The influence of atmospheric brown carbon aerosol particles on Earth's climate: Development of a novel multi-wavelength spectroscopic measurement system

Anthony DiStefano, Public Health
A Ground-Truthing Study of Psychosocial Problems in the San Gabriel Valley Chinese Ethnoburb

Kristy Forsgren, Biological Science
Surfperch: A Data-Poor Fishery in Need of Relevant Reproductively-Based Data to Improve Sustainability

Allyson Fry-Petit, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Establishment of Collaboration between the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Mathematics at CSUF to Discover the Technologically Important Solid Materials of Tomorrow

Pratanu Ghosh, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Pervious Concrete: a natural solution for vexing problem of non-porous concrete pavement

John Haan, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Understanding the Conversion of Ascorbic Acid to Energy on Carbon Electrodes

Matthew Kirby, Geological Sciences
Sailing in the Mojave Desert

MyungJung Kwon, Politics, Administration and Justice
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Telework Policy in Social Services Agencies

Carol Lundberg, Educational Leadership
Faculty-Student Interaction as Potential Source of Disparities in College Student Outcomes by Race

Niroshika Monerawila Keppetipola, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Characterizing Chemical Modifications in RNA Binding Proteins to Elucidate their Role in Gene Expression

Shaun Pichler, Management
An Interdisciplinary, Multi-University Longitudinal Study of Student Success

Melanie Sacco, Biological Science
Toward Identification of Cellular Targets of the Polerovirus Protein P0 in Resistant and Susceptible Interactions with Plants

Paul Stapp, Biological Science
Ecological impacts of climate change-driven shrub encroachment in a grazing-resistant semi-arid grassland

Siheng Su, Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing Optimization of Natural Hydrogels for Knee Repair

Kenneth Van Bik, English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Documentation of an endangered language, Lamtuk