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.
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.
Applications for work to be conducted between July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015, are now being accepted.
2014 GDP Announcement (.pdf, 121 KB)
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.
Student Research Awards Flyer (.pdf, 1.2 MB)
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.
Applications for AY 2013-2014 are now being accepted.
Application deadline: No less than 60 days prior to scheduled departure date for international travel. No less than 45 days prior to scheduled departure date for domestic travel. US Territories are considered international for this purpose.
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.
Applications for Summer 2014 are now being accepted.