Campus: CSU Stanislaus -- September 27, 2004
Grants Hit Record-Setting Level At CSU Stanislaus
California State University, Stanislaus generated a record-setting $15.4
million in grants during the 2003-04 academic year.
Seventy-six new and continuing federal, state, local, and foundation grants
accounted for a $6.6 million increase over the University's previous high of
$8.8 million awarded in 1999-2000.
Major awards were received for projects designed to preserve endangered species,
help transfer students succeed in mathematics and provide trained staff to deal
with child welfare issues.
The University's Endangered Species Recovery Program ($6 million), in its 12th
year, supports California environmental protection projects and wildlife research
programs, including habitat protection solutions for wildlife species considered
A U.S. Department of Education Title 5 Hispanic Serving Institutions Collaborative
Grant ($3 million) teams CSU Stanislaus with Merced College and Modesto Junior
College to help transfer students improve their mathematics studies.
The Child Welfare Training Project (separate grants of $1.4 million and $1.3
million) is administered through the University of California. Marking its 10th
year, the project provides master's of social work degree training at CSU Stanislaus
for graduates who will work in the child welfare system. More than 250 students
have graduated from the program.
"The increase in grants has helped the University create opportunities for a
diverse number of students who might not otherwise be able to get into the college
system," said Suzanne Burns, Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored
Programs. "Many of these programs focus on providing access to higher education
and helping students have a successful college experience that leads to a degree.
The funding helps many of our students to have real-world learning experiences."
A number of the programs are directed at providing educational opportunities for
teachers at regional elementary schools and high schools, others help prepare
degree recipients for the job market, and some extend into the community to provide
a service while allowing students a chance to gain valuable training experience.
Students at the K-12 level also benefit from grants through programs like the
Central California Mathematics Project and the Great Valley National Writing
On the federal level, significant awards were made by the U.S. Department of
Education, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of Energy,
Department of the Interior, and National Science Foundation. On the state level,
the California Department of Forestry, Department of Fish & Game, Department of
Parks & Recreation, Department of Development Services, CSU Office of the Chancellor,
Department of Education, and University of California awarded large grants. On
the local and foundation level, grants of note came from Stanislaus County and
San Joaquin County agencies, James Irvine Foundation, Valley Mountain Regional
Center, Modesto City Schools, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and United Way.
Contact: Don Hansen, (209) 667-3997