CSUPERB: Presidents' Commission Scholars - Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2016 Presidents' Commission Scholars program is now open.


Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2016 by 5:00 P.M. pacific time

Award Notification:  April, 2016


The RFP with complete review criteria and eligibility requirements, submission information and proposal template are available at:


CSUPERB plans to support to to 11 undergraduate biotechnology-related research experiences during the 2016 summer.


The Presidents' Commission Scholars program will make $8,000 grants to CSU student/faculty teams.  Up to $2,000 of the budget is available for supplies, equipment and travel; the remainder of the budget is in the form of a scholarship for the students' academic and/or living expenses.


CSUPERB welcomes and encourages applications from all related disciplines, including but not limited to life, physical, clinical, agricultural and computer sciences, engineering, math and entrepreneurship/business.


Contact the program office at (619) 594-2822 or with any questions.

Timeline for NIH Transition to New Application Forms

In October, NIH announced the coming transition from FORMS-C to FORMS-D. Learn more about the general timeline for the forms changes here.

2015 NIH Regional Seminar Presentation Materials

NIH has recently uploaded the presentation materials used in their 2015 regional seminar. These PowerPoint slides are a great resource for those who want to learn more about program funding and grants administration.


Presentation Materials

Understanding Indirect Costs

Having trouble distinguishing between direct and indirect costs for your federally funded research project?


In this newsletter article provided by the NIAID, they go over key points to help others better understand indirect costs. Also provided below is NIH's Office of Extramural Research "Indirect Costs 101" presentation.


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"Indirect Costs 101" Presentation

Build a Better Study with the NIH Toolbox

Imagine having access to more than 100 measures that can be used as a common currency across diverse study designs and settings. Imagine being able to evaluate participants in clinical studies with age-appropriate measures. And, imagine being able to access this system through a tablet computer.


You don’t have to imagine all this, because it exists and is available in the NIH Toolbox. In this blog post provided by NIA, they go over the usefulness of the NIH Toolbox app for the iPad.


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