ORD offers Research Development Workshops for Early Career and Junior Faculty

Noon-1 p.m.
Sept. 16 and 19 (repeated)

Early career and junior faculty are encouraged to bring their lunches and get tips on developing their research and creative projects through workshops geared toward their particular needs. The first, From Faculty Member to Competitive Principal Investigator: How Best to Position Yourself and Your Ideas for Funding Success, will cover: types of funding sources; positioning yourself for success; positioning your idea for success; PI assessment; review assessment; and developing your elevator pitch. Research Grant Specialists from the Office of Research Development will present the workshops.

Future sessions are scheduled for October and November and will cover such topics as finding funding opportunities, what to look for in an RFP, submission requirements, budget considerations, compliance and more.

Register through the Faculty Development Center.

ORSP to provide resources for grant writers

Large-scale, institution-level proposals have begun dominating the focus of colleges, investigators, and staff alike. In order to be competitive for this type of funding, foster interdisciplinary research and better align with CSUF’s strategic plan, ORSP will provide resources for grant writers towards applicable projects.

august 2019 Notices of Awards and Supplements

CSUF received notification of 11 new awards or fully negotiated contracts for an estimated grant/contract total of more than $1.5 million in August.


binod Tiwari appointed AVP of Research and sponsored projects

Tiwari headshot

Binod Tiwari, professor of civil engineering and Cal State Fullerton’s 2017 Outstanding Professor Award recipient, has been appointed associate vice president of research and sponsored programs

Tiwari is a renowned scholar in geotechnical engineering with studies in soil and rock slope stability, as well as  natural disaster mitigation,  and has been awarded more than $1.6 million in research grants in support of his endeavors.



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.



Tolmasky headshot

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1,292,610 to Marcelo Tolmasky for his     LA Basin CSU MHRT Program.

The program offers opportunities for training in diverse aspects of health disparities at different locations to students across the U.S.   and is a consortium of seven CSU campuses in the region — Fullerton (lead campus), Dominguez Hills, Northridge, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pomona and San Marcos — plus Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.