2010/11 Executive Summary

Center for California Studies

Faculty Research Fellows Program ($94,000)

The Center for California Studies also administers the Faculty Research Fellows Program for the Assembly, the Governor and the Senate offices. Since 1994/95, considerable faculty and staff resources of the CSU have been made accessible to either the executive or legislative branches of California state government through the Faculty Research Fellows Program.

The Faculty Research Fellows Program provides for directed faculty and staff research such as research papers requested by the Legislature and/or executive branch agencies, organizing and participating in conferences, seminars, symposiums, and similar public services activities. The direct costs of administering the Faculty Research Fellows Program are grants awarded to the researching faculty or staff. The budget also includes operating expenses to cover the cost of administering the program and publishing research results.

In fiscal year 2002/03, the Center received $108,000 in its budget appropriation for the Faculty Research Fellows Program. The Assembly, Senate and the Governor's Office were each allocated $30,000 in research funds with $18,000 held for administrative costs such as publishing completed reports and support for the program coordinator. In 2003/04, the Center for California Studies received a ten percent budget cut, which consequently decreased the amount appropriated to the Faculty Research Fellows Program.