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Research Council of the University (RCU)

The Research Council of the University (RCU) was initially established in 1988 as the University Research Council (URC). Its primary purposes continue to be to increase the visibility of research on the campus, and to create an environment in which the faculty justifiably believes that research awards are equitably made and contribute to the CSUB Mission. The RCU has a major advisory role in decisions concerning the use of other resources for research (e.g., CSU budgeted resources for research; indirect costs funds used to support research; private discretionary research contributions; etc.).

The RCU has broad responsibility for awarding assigned time and monetary support to faculty on a competitive basis. Proposals requesting support for basic or applied research, creative or scholarly activity, or professional development that enriches the academic and learning environment of the University are considered.

The RCU shall have the following membership:

  • AVP of Division of Grants, Research & Sponsored Programs (chair);
  • Four tenured or tenure-track faculty, one each elected from and by the Schools of Social Science & Education, Business and Public Administration, Arts & Humanities, Natural Science, Mathematics, & Engineering;
  • Two tenured or tenure-track faculty elected at-large from the faculty as a whole; and,
  • One graduate student, selected by the AVP of Grants, Research & Sponsored Programs.

Upcoming Competition:

Winter/Spring 2015 Applications

Announcement sent out October 6, 2014

Application Due Date:  October 24, 2014

Round Two:  Coversheet

Round Two:  Guidelines

RCU Committee Meeting:  TBD November 2014

Award Decision Week of TBD November 2014

Summer/Fall 2015 Applications

Announcement sent out April 20, 2015

Application Due Date:  May 15, 2015

Round One:  Coversheet

Round One:  Guidelines

RCU Committee Meeting:  May 22, 2015

Award Decision Week of May 25th, 2015

GRaSP Office Hours and Location

M-F: 8 am to 5 pm
Dorothy Donahoe Hall, D108