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


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 …

Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Award

Application deadline: 5 p.m., March 6 

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 ...

42 Faculty Members Awarded Junior/Senior Research Grants

Junior/Senior Faculty Research Grants support and enhance faculty research, creative and scholarly activities. Ideally, funded activities should lead to competitive, externally funded projects. More …