Proposal Writing Resources

CSUPERB believes the best way to engage, recruit and retain students in life science careers is to provide access to and opportunities in real-world biotechnology research settings. By working with CSU faculty scholars in the classroom and on research problems, students build a solid foundation for successful life science careers. By seeding faculty-led projects that go on to receive follow-on funding, CSUPERB can increase the number of students gaining participatory learning and research experience while at the CSU. For further inspiration, see Freeman Hrabowski's 2012 TEDx Talk!

Find below links to funding agency databases and publications relating to life science education, research, and workforce development. We'll try to keep these links relatively up to date as a resource for proposal writers and policy makers.


California State University (CSU) Demographics and Degree Completion Data

Federal Funding Agencies (what are they funding these days?)

Curriculum-Related Initiatives, Grant Programs, and STEM-focused Higher Education Programs

References for Proposal Writers: Curriculum, Education & Training Grants

We are updating and curating Effective STEM Education papers and resources here (at scoop.it). We will leave the listing below here for another six months or so during the transition.

CBE Life Sciences Education (current issue). The American Society for Cell Biology publishes this free, online quarterly journal and features publishes peer-reviewed articles on life science education. "The ASCB believes that learning in biology encompasses diverse fields, including math, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, and the interdisciplinary intersections of biology with these fields...CBE-LSE is written by and to serve professionals engaged in biology teaching in all environments..."

Journal of Chemistry Education (current issue). An American Chemical Society publication that "typically addresses chemical content, activities, laboratory experiments, instructional methods, and pedagogies. The Journal serves as a means of communication among people across the world who are interested in the teaching and learning of chemistry. This includes instructors of chemistry from middle school through graduate school, professional staff that support these teaching activities, as well as some scientists in commerce, industry, and government."

Undergraduate Education and Research

Professional Science Masters