Research, scholarship and creative activity touch every part of the California State Universityenhancing learning and preparing students for the jobs of the future. The breadth and depth of this work spans 23 campuses through shared expertise, facilities and resources.




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2019 Strategic Plan for Research

Learn how the CSU is working to use research, scholarship and creative activity in ways that serve student success, faculty advancement and California's progress.

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Student Research Opportunities

​At the CSU, students are encouraged and mentored in research, scholarship and creative activity, much of it community-focused.​​

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Multi-Campus Collaborations

The CSU’s affinity groups bring together multiple campus experts to conduct a wide variety of research.

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Grants, Research & Sponsored Programs

Find a campus office to help you develop your research proposal, from planning to funding.

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Campus Centers & Institutes

Discover a range of CSU-affiliated research organizations conducting leading-edge work across the ​system.
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Highlights of Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity

Researchers at the CSU are making discoveries, solving problems, and contributing to the greater good.

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About Us

Get to know the many people who make up the CSU’s vast network of research leadership.

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Find out about research-specific events taking place across the CSU.

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