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Funding Opportunities

AAUW Funding Opportunities

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) funds a variety of grant programs for women researchers: Career Development Grants, Community Action Grants, International Fellowships, and fellowships supporting women in underrepresented fields and women of color.  Visit AAUW Educational Funding and Awards for more information.

The Bridges to Stem Cell Research and Therapy Program 

The Bridges to Stem Cell Research and Therapy program is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).  The Program, based at CSUSM and in partnership with MiraCosta and San Diego Miramar Colleges, places ten studnets in 12-month internships.  Visit the Stem Cell Program website for more information.

CSM Undergraduate Student Success Grants

Undergraduate Student Success Grants are available to help students meet the costs of attending skills, knowledge-building, and networking events that will enhance their professional development.  These may include, but are not limited to, attendance and/or participation at conferences, seminars, workshops, or work on research projects, practical application projects or publications.  Items and/or activities that are considered tuition or other related expenses or fees toward our CSUSM degree will not be considered for this program.

Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while funds are available, and are intended to cover a portion, not all, of the allowable professional development expenses.  Students may only receive one award as an undergraduate student (in order to extend the funds to many students). Group projects as well as individual projects may be funded.

Grant funds are not available for the purchase of any hardware, software, or equipment, organization memberships, or events or activities that have already occurred.

CSU Program for Education & Research in Biotechnology

CSUPERB seeds biotechnology innovation and educates a diverse, professional workforce for California and the global economy.  Grants and award opportunities are now available at their website.

CSUSM Noyce Teacher Scholars Scholarship

There's a critical need for qualified math and science teachers.  If you are interested in a career working in public education, the CSUSM Noyce Teacher Scholars program offers you a $12,000 scholarship for the academic year as a forgivable loan.  Students may accept the award for one, two, or three years with a two-year commitment as a mathematics or science teacher in a high need school district.  Please email noyce@csusm.edu for more information.

Office for Training, Research and Education in the Sciences (OTRES) at CSUSM

Applications are now being accepted for The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), a joint project of the National Science Foundation and The California State University.  More information and the application can be found at the OTRES website.

 Water Resources Institute

California State University and the Environmental Protection Agency offer for-credit internships in a wide range of discipline areas.  Visit Water Resources Institute website for more information.