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Road Map to Funding

Just Getting Started

Contact Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR), the Faculty Center or CSUSM Corporation and we will point you in the right direction!

Explore Funding Sources

For government/federal funding sources → Contact CSUSM Corporation and The Office Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR). For private funding sources → contact Office of University Advancement

Collaborate with Colleagues

Want to find colleagues with similar interests or just learn more about research being conducted on campus→ contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR). 

Mentoring & Advice

For consultation, contact The Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR). 
 For one on one mentoring and support, contact the Faculty Center.

Looking for Grant Writing Workshops

Check out the Faculty Center website for research workshops and events.
Check the timeline for writing a Federal Grant.

Check the Timeline for Writing a Federal Grant

Refer to the following suggested timeline at the CSUSM Corporation website or contact any member of the CSUSM Corporation OSP staff.

Working on Private Funding/Foundation Grant

Contact University Advancement.

Considering North County Collaborations

Have an idea for a collaborative project with other local colleges → Check the North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA) website.

Want to Incorporate Undergraduates into Your Research

Find out more information about CUGR and the Undergraduate Reserach (OGSR) Initiative.

Internal Grants

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR) for UPD grants and Research Seed money grants.
Check the Faculty Center website for Professional Development Grants (PDG)
Check your Deans Office for other college opportunities.