Humboldt State University

Internal Funding

To assist you in maping out your plans for future submissions with our office, we've created a master chart of all SPF Internally Administered Competitions and Awards. Many of our internal competitions are administered through HSU's InfoReady site.

The following links provide information on upcoming grant opportunities offered from the CSU system, Chancellors Office, and Humboldt State University:




Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) funds are available to tenured or tenure- track faculty engaging in agricultural research. Preliminary indications are that approximately $250,000 will be available for allocation in fiscal year 2019/2020; this amount is subject to change depending on the budget. Proposals can request up to $150,000 max.

ARI projects must have a strong link to agriculture, including forestry and fish aquaculture. The match requirement is 100% of the requested amount with at least 25% of this from cash and the remainder in-kind. Note that the cash match simply means that you may leverage an existing grant or contract (excluding grants supported from the CSU general fund) with funds not already committed to match associated with your ARI Proposal. As such, ARI proposals may be used to augment the activities associated with an existing grant (e.g., NSF, USDA, etc).

Projects should span a period of performance of up to 3 years between 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2022. All recipients of an ARI grant will be expected to submit an appropriate report of the grant activity upon completion, but no later than 90 days after completion. Individuals who are funded but neglect to submit a final report on their activities will be ineligible for future funding. Any individuals wishing to receive an extension of an existing ARI grant must submit an interim report indicating the extent to which the project has been accomplished. Recipients of ARI funding will be asked to discuss their research at an appropriate campus forum. Please see the ARI 2019/20 RFP for a complete list of research priorities.

Deadline: November 29, 2018 by 5:00pm

*** Please note - if you are interested in submitting an ARI System Proposal for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, the deadline is November 14th, 2018 at 5:00pm.  Please contact Pia Gabriel (707-826-5203) or Erika Wright (707-826-5166) if you have questions or need assistance with your Pre-Proposal submission. For more information, click here to see the 2019/2020 RFP Guidelines.




HSU Incentives Program for Grant Proposal Development The Office of Research is requesting applications for assigned time funding for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. In addition to assigned time we are also extending funding for summer salary/overload pay during the summer 2019 session. The purpose of the HSU Incentives Program is to stimulate tenured/tenure-track faculty members to develop and submit full proposals to external funding agencies and organizations for research and educational projects. Applicants who are new to the research world or who may need assistance in identifying a sponsor are encouraged to visit our website for funding resources, or to contact our office to make an appointment with a pre-award specialist.

Deadline: January 18, 2019 by 5:00pm




The McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award: This award will recognize up to 3 of HSU’s newer faculty, acknowledge their potential in their field of research, and encourage their continued achievement. Successful applicants will be awarded $1,500 in the spring to further their research and creative activities.

The Alistair and Judith McCrone Graduate Fellowship Fund: This fund was created to honor Dr. and Mrs. McCrone, who together shepherded Humboldt State University and its students for over a quarter of a century. One award in the amount of $3,000 will be given to a graduate student to further their research at HSU.  

Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by 5:00pm




Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Program (RSCA) Annual allocations are based on reported fall full-time equivalent faculty with the goal of supporting research, scholarly, and creative activity.

All members of Unit 3 - Faculty, Librarians, Coaches, and Counselors are eligible to compete for funding from this program.  Projects may include support for activities such as research studies; writing scholarly papers, textbooks, or monographs; travel to archives or professional conferences; development of pilot studies; collection of preliminary data for grant proposals; participant incentives; recitals, performances, or exhibitions; and participation in clinical or professional workshops, etc.

RSCA awards are intended as one-time grants, not as a sole or continuing source of support for a particular line of professional activity. The academic year 2018/19 competition has already passed.

Deadline: *check back in summer 2019




CSUPERB - Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology CSUPERB administers and manages several grant programs for California State University (CSU) faculty and students.


COAST - Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology . Through funding from the CSU Chancellor’s Office and each individual CSU campus, COAST provides support to faculty and students with the goals of facilitating and promoting collaborative research, resource sharing, student educational and development opportunities and dissemination of data.


WRPI - Water Resources and Policy Initiatives The California State University (CSU) has identified the WRPI as an opportunity to leverage CSU’s systemwide academic excellence into an important resource for addressing the complex issues about water confronting California today and in its future.dissemination of data.


ARI - Agricultural Research Institute The California State University Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) is a comprehensive applied agricultural and environmental research program joining the CSU's four colleges of agriculture and the state's agriculture and natural resources industries and allied business communities.


Multi-Campus Initiatives Information on other Chancellor's Office research based initiatives and partnerships.