Faculty Research Award

Important Dates and Information

Nomination Due Date: To be announced in August, 2016
Award Announcement: At annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, January, 2017
Award Amount: $1,000

Program Introduction

The Faculty Research Award honors a California State University (CSU) faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding scientific achievement in the CSU's biotechnology research effort.

Eligibility and Requirements

Tenured or tenure-track CSU faculty, employed in the system for a minimum of 5 years, are eligible for this award. A CSU faculty colleague must make the nomination.

The award recipient gives a talk (~45 minutes) about his/her research program during the Awards Session at the 29th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, January, 2017. Nominees and members of their nominating committee should plan to attend the symposium.

The Award

This award comes as a $1000 grant for the awardee's use on their campus. One award is made each year and is announced, and recipient recognized, at the CSU Biotechnology Symposium in January, 2017.

The award is made with State of California dollars and can be used for any item related to the awardees academic or research activities.  This includes, but is not limited to, salary for allowable non-academic activities, purchase of release time (and associated benefits), research or academic travel, equipment (including tablets/computers), research supplies, etc.

The recipient must comply with state, CSU and campus spending guidelines for the use of state funds.

Submission Information

Submit nominations using the form and instructions available on the Submission Information page.

Contact Information

For information about this program, please contact CSUPERB at (619) 594-2822 or by email.

Faculty Research Award Winners (2013)

Several Faculty Research Award (FRA) winners were at the 25th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium in Anaheim, California, when Dr. Christopher Kitts was recognized for his community-partnered research programs and his integration of student-driven inquiry across the curriculum at Cal Poly. Front Row, left to right: Christopher Meyer (CSU Fullerton, FRA 2004), Sandy Bernstein (San Diego State University, FRA 1996), Nancy McQueen (CSU Los Angeles, FRA 2008), Sep Eskandari (Cal Poly Pomona, FRA 2011), Jill Adler-Moore (Cal Poly Pomona, FRA 2005). Back Row, Left to right: Marcelo Tolmasky (CSU Fullerton, FRA 2002), Bob Koch (CSU Fullerton, FRA 2000) and Christopher Kitts (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, FRA 2013).