COAST Internal Funding Opportunities

Through funding from the CSU Chancellor’s Office and each individual CSU campus, COAST provides support to faculty and students with the goals of facilitating and promoting collaborative research, resource sharing, student educational and development opportunities and dissemination of data.

Rapid Response Funding Program (NEW)
The Rapid Response Funding Program provides funding for projects that require a quick response outside of the existing annual COAST funding programs. Projects can include response to unexpected or sudden events, those that have a short opportunity to access data, facilities or specialized equipment or problems that require immediate attention.

Applications are accepted on a continual basis from August 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015, or until all funding is expended.

2014 Rapid Response Funding RFP (.pdf, 135 KB)
2014 Rapid Response Funding Cover Sheet (.docx, 109 KB)

Seminar Speaker Series Program (NEW)
The Seminar Speaker Series Program will provide funding to departments to host seminar speakers from other CSU campuses that they would not otherwise be able to invite. This program is intended to increase the exchange of ideas among campuses and ultimately lead to increased collaboration across campuses.

Applications are now being accepted for Winter/Spring 2015 funding. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014.

2014 Seminar Speaker Series RFP (.pdf, 113 KB)
2014 Seminar Speaker Series Application (.docx, 83 KB)

Faculty Research Incentive Program
The Faculty Research Incentive Program has been subsumed by the Grant Development Program (GDP). Assigned time funding is still available to tenured/tenure-track faculty members through the opportunity below.

Grant Development Program
COAST aims to increase extramural grant activity through support to CSU teaching and research faculty to develop and submit full-length proposals for extramural funding. Applications should seek to advance our knowledge of marine, coastal and estuarine resources and the processes that affect them. Funds are intended to support activities deemed necessary to maximize subsequent success in obtaining external funding in support of scholarly work.

The application period for AY 2014-15 is now closed.

2014 GDP Announcement (closed)
2014 Proposal Cover Pages (.doc, 81 KB) (required for all proposals)
2014 Assigned Time Signature Page (.doc, 112 KB) (required only if assigned time funding is requested)

Previous awards (includes awards from all previous faculty funding programs)

Student Research Awards
COAST provides support to CSU undergraduate and graduate students engaged in marine and coastal research with CSU COAST faculty members. These awards will support students interested in pursuing marine-related careers and provide them with the opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to join a highly skilled, technologically advanced workforce while promoting and supporting CSU faculty research.

The application period for AY 2013-14 is now closed.

Examples of previously funded applications

Undergraduate students
 • Award Announcement (.pdf, 171 KB)
 • Application (closed)
 • Post-Award Reporting Form (.doc, 83 KB)

Graduate students
 • Award Announcement (.pdf, 169 KB)
 • Application (closed)
 • Post-Award Reporting Form (.doc, 82 KB)

Student Research Awards Flyer (.pdf, 1.2 MB)

Previous awards

Student Travel Awards
COAST provides travel support for CSU undergraduate and graduate students to present the results of original research at marine, estuarine and coastal-themed scientific meetings and conferences, or special thematic sessions of more general scientific meetings.

Funding for travel occurring July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 has been expended. We are accepting applications for travel occurring October 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

Please note COAST has new guidelines and policies regarding travel reimbursements as of August 1, 2014. See award announcement for full details.

Full award announcement (.pdf, 112 KB)
Online application
Departmental Commitment Form (.docx, 76 KB)

Application deadline: No less than 75 days prior to scheduled departure date, OR your internal campus deadline for international travel, whichever is greater. No less than 45 days prior to scheduled departure date for domestic travel, OR your internal campus deadline for domestic travel, whichever is greater. US Territories are considered international for this purpose.

Previous awards

Student Internships
COAST partners with State agencies, non-profit organizations and industry to provide paid summer internships for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students. Interns work side-by-side with scientists on current research projects in both field and laboratory settings throughout California. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and learn technical skills while working with professional marine scientists and field biologists.

The application period for Summer 2014 is now closed.

Summer 2014 Announcement and Application (closed)

More about the Summer Internship Program

Photo Gallery

Previous Interns
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