Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Scott Hewitt
Interim University Librarian/ Faculty
University LIbrary/ Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Students are encouraged and supported in their research activities in general by the Associated Students, Inc. and the Faculty Development Center (Faculty-Undergraduate Student Research/Creative Activity grants). Our Center for Sustainability brings together students and faculty interested in pursuing sustainability research. Our University Mission and Goals Initiatives specifically targeted proposals that were interdisciplinary in terms of both academic discipline, as well as combining faculty, students, and staff.

Some examples of programs that encourage student research include:

Graduate Student Research Funds
EPOCHS, Enhancing Post-baccalaureate Opportunities at CSUF for Hispanic Students, is a federal grant awarded to the Office of Graduate Studies by the U.S. Department of Education, whose purpose is to support achievement among disadvantaged post-baccalaureate students. As part of EPOCHS, Grant money is awarded for activities associated with CSUF graduate student degree program research, and for travel associated with CSUF graduate student degree program studies. Priority will be given to disadvantaged students. Grant awards are disbursed as reimbursements. Receipts will have to be submitted for reimbursement after expenditures have been completed.

Southern California Ecosystems Research Program (SCERP)
The Southern California Ecosystems Research Program (SCERP) is an NSF-funded program that prepares students for careers in environmental industry, government agencies, and graduate programs in Biology or Environmental Science.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-AMP)
The LSAMP program encourages and prepares college students from STEM disciplines for graduate programs. LSAMP has three tiers of students: research, community college transfer students, and participants. LSAMP serves 30-40 students per year bridging the gap between research faculty and students. Summer and academic year workshops, academic year conferences, research and summer research prepares students for post baccalaureate work.

Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT)
The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program is an NIH-sponsored program that provides minority students with the opportunity to carry out research during the summer under the direction of world-renowned biochemists and molecular biologists at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, York, and London in Great Britain, the Chiang Mai University in Thailand, and Institutes of Basic and Clinical Research in Argentina. MHIRT scholars will travel to the foreign site and spend 10 weeks conducting research in the laboratory of their foreign research advisor.

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program is sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its goal is to prepare students underrepresented in the biomedical sciences for success in a PhD program and research career. This program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute of Health. The goals of the program are to provide first-rate research training of undergraduate participants, to place undergraduates into respected graduate programs and ensure their success in those programs. To achieve these goals, the program will provide MARC Scholars with a solid curriculum, strong intramural and extramural research experience, personalized career and academic advisement and experience in presenting research data on the CSUF campus and at national professional meetings. Scholars will also gain exposure to a broad range of biomedical researchers through an enhanced seminar series in the Department of Biological Science. Students selected for the MARC program are provided a stipend , tuition and fees waiver, funds for travel to local and national conferences , and funds for research equipment and materials. Thus, MARC scholars will have the opportunity to perform original research, meet visiting scientists, and get to travel to local and national professional meetings in their field of interest.

Student Research Conferences and Competitions
CSUF facilitates campus-wide and participates in system-wide research symposiums and competitions. The CSUF Student Research Competition includes undergraduate and graduate students. Ten students go on to represent CSUF at the CSU-wide Student Research Competition. In addition, several departments and student organizations provide opportunities for on-campus research presentation and/or professional conference attendance.

Additionally, CSUF coordinates and maintains listings of student research and fellowship opportunities outside of CSUF for graduate students http://www.fullerton.edu/research/StudentResources/graduate.html and undergraduate students http://www.fullerton.edu/research/StudentResources/undergraduate.html


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

Faculty are encouraged and supported in their research activities in general by the Faculty Development Center, Office of Grants and Contracts, Office of Research Development, Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC) Office of Sponsored Programs, and CSUF Philanthropic Foundation. Faculty are specifically encouraged towards interdisciplinary sustainability research via two mechanisms. First, the Center for Sustainability encourages and facilitates interdisciplinary sustainability research and external grant funding. Second, our University Mission and Goals Initiatives (one type of intramural grant) were focused on interdisciplinary sustainability projects this year.

Faculty Development Center (FDC)
The Faculty Development Center (FDC) is charged with promoting faculty development, vitality, and enrichment. The FDC is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive program of support for all instructional faculty across a broad spectrum of professional activities.

Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC)
OGC provides assistance to University faculty and staff in the preparation of grant & contracts proposals in the ethical performance of research. OGC assists faculty members, students and other personnel who are seeking external funding for projects in research, instruction, or community service. OGC also assists with obtaining federal and state grants, contracts and cooperative agreements as well as corporate contracts.

Office of Research Development (ORD)
Established to increase external funding for Cal State Fullerton's Mission and Goals-related institutional initiatives and partnerships, ORD provides assistance, guidance and consultation to the campus community in developing high-quality, competitive proposals — from concept to proposal submission.

Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC) Office of Sponsored Programs
The ASC Office of Sponsored Programs provides post-award administration and support services for research grants and contracts awarded to the university. In general, individual faculty members, in conjunction with the Office Of Grants and Contracts and Office of Research Development (ORD), develop contracts and proposals for grants. Subsequently, the Office of Sponsored Programs administers grants and contracts awarded to the university in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in the award.

CSUF Philanthropic Foundation
The CSUF Philanthropic Foundation actively promotes, pursues and stewards private support for the advancement of the university. It is responsible for accepting, receipting, processing and account managing philanthropic gifts to Cal State Fullerton.


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