2015 Individual Investigator/Collaborative Grants


The Individual Investigator or the Collaborative Grant program supports original projects that significantly contribute to the professional achievement and growth of the applicant(s).  We invite applications from collaborative groups, who may or may not propose to conduct work across disciplinary boundaries.  All proposed projects should be directed towards obtaining tangible results such as a journal article, book prospectus, seminar, colloquium, conference paper, public exhibition, community project, or concert.


Key Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm
  • Anticipated Announcement of Funded Proposals: June, 2015 (follow the Weekly Memo)
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s) for awards: July 1, 2015


Additional information, full FOA, and submission procedures

CSU identifies potential Water Bond funding - webinar series

Proposition 1, the Water Bond, provides over $7.5 billion for managing water supplies, protecting and restoring wetlands, improving water quality, and increasing flood protection. WRPI staff has analyzed Prop. 1 and has identified potential sources of funding for the CSUs. We are hosting a series of webinars on what we've learned and are excited to share it with you. 


The webinars will be scheduled periodically in April, dates to be publicized soon. Please contact for webinar logistics.

SF State Receives NLGCA Certification from USDA

SF State has been certified as a non-Land Grant College of Agriculture by the US Dept. of Agriculture.  This makes SF State  eligible to apply for Capacity Building Grants when the FY 2015 opportunity is announced in June.  ORSP will keep the campus community posted on any developments, new information and deadlines.

Watch our new video: "10 Things PIs Need to Know"

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Alison Sanders, Director of ORSP, takes you on a short trip highlighting the top 10 things Principal Investigators need to know about managing grants.

CSU Memos regarding the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones)


Recently, a growing number of faculty, staff and students have expressed keen interest in using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ("UAV") - most commonly called drones - in connection with or as part of their official university activities. The CSU Office of General Counsel is working hard to assure that CSU's UAV use is legally compliant so as to best position us to leverage UAV use in the near future as legal restrictions begin to ease - a process that we are not just monitoring, but in which we are working hard to be an active participant.


Memos from G. Andrew Jones

Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones) - Update 1 - 2/25/15

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones) - 12/17/14