Internal Grants

 Internal Funding Opportunities

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Awards Program

The annual Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Awards Program is an intramural faculty research grant program intended to support faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity, interpreted broadly to mean the disciplined quest for broadening human understanding.

The call for proposals is typically announced late Fall-early Spring and applications are due each Spring semester. This opportunity is open to all members of Unit 3. Applicants should request one of three possible categories of awards:

1) 3 WTUs of reassigned time;
2) Summer salary support; or
3) Mini-grants to purchase materials and supplies, travel to conduct research, and/or purchase equipment.

To encourage mentoring of students who engage in faculty-led RSCA projects, applicants may also request up to $1,500 in supplemental funding for student assistantship and/or student travel to present at a professional conference or meeting.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 RSCA Awardees!
Faculty NameCollegeDepartmentProject Title
Nicol, DonnaCAHAfricana StudiesHow to Survive in South Central: A Podcast Project About Black Los Angeles
Ellsworth, KirstinCAHArt and DesignThe Domed Homes of Buckminster Fuller and Wallace Neff
Tsuno, DevonCAHArt and DesignMetro Train Station: Jūrōdō (Heavy Labor)
Park, Jung-SunCAHAsian Pacific StudiesThe Korean Wave Across the Pacific and Korean Americans
Eagle, RyanCAHCommunicationsThis Close: Decentering Hearing and Rendering Deafness With Depth
Best, DebraCAHEnglishMedievalists Writing Fiction about the Middle Ages: Perspectives from Authors and Scholars on the Importance of Authenticity
Hernandez, RoderickCAHEnglishLove Songs in Other Tongues: The Sound of Latin Music in the Films of Wong Kar-wai
Lee, JaneCAHEnglishUndisciplining the Discipline: Victorian Studies in a Moment of Revision
Johnson, AndreaCAHHistoryImpact of Western Geography, Politics and Race Relations on the Development of North American Pentecostalism
Murillo, BiancaCAHHistoryFinancing Africa’s Future: A Socio-Economic History of Ghana, 1950-80s
Shannon, KerryCAHHistoryGoing to the Bathroom for the Nation: A Brief History of the Modern Japanese Toilet
Talamante, LauraCAHHistoryMapping Women’s Revolutionary Political Influence and Control of their Daily Environment: A Digital Humanities Mapping Project
Choi, Anne SoonCAHInterdisciplinary StudiesThe Los Angeles Coroner’s Office and the History of Postwar Death Investigation
Galant, MichaelCAHModern LanguagesPhonological and Morphological Adaptations of Spanish Loanwords in San Cristóbal Lachirioag Zapotec
Grasse, JonathonCAHMusicDolphy: The Life of a Jazz Revolutionary, the first full biography of jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy
Rashid, HarunCBAPPAccounting, Finance and EconomicsCorporate Trade Secrets and Tax Avoidance
Ke, Jian-yuCBAPPInformation Systems and Operations ManagementSupply Chain Resilience through Transportation Modal Flexibility
Federman, JessicaCBAPPManagement and MarketingMotivation and profiles of participants in short-term training and certificate programs
Shafi, SaahirCBAPPPublic AdministrationPolicy Rhetoric around Polarizing Issues: Evaluating States’ Messaging on the Opioid Crisis
Sun, RuiCBAPPPublic AdministrationFiscal Federalism and Local Autonomy: An Examination of California Municipal Fiscal Health During a Crisis
Kogachi, KaraCHHSNChild DevelopmentHigh School Pathways to STEM Success for Racial/Ethnic Minoritized Students
Toolan, ChristinaCHHSNChild DevelopmentAdaptive behavior and symptom severity in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Emory, KristenCHHSNHealth SciencesPILOT PROJECT: Understanding Cannabis Consumption for Health in Los Angeles County
Nguyen, HannahCHHSNHuman ServicesResearch with Older Asian American Family Caregivers: Comparing the Effectiveness of Two Psychosocial Interventions for Vietnamese and Korean American Caregivers
Oudiz, CarolynCHHSNKinesiologyPhysical Activity Enjoyment in Undergraduate Students Required and Not Required to Enroll in Physical Activity Courses
Kamyab, MojtabaCHHSNOrthotics and ProstheticsThe effects of a 3D-printed foot orthotic on patella tilting in adolescents with hyper-pronation in standing and squatting
Lacy, SarahCNBSAnthropologyNeanderthal Crossroads Project 2023
Seligson, KennethCNBSAnthropologyThe Earliest Small-Scale Settlements in the Puuc Region of the Northern Maya Lowlands
Leigh, SamanthaCNBSBiologyThe Impacts of Microplastic Ingestion on Zebrafish Growth and Fecundity
McCord, CharleneCNBSBiologyHow do triggerfish eat? Functional morphology of feeding mechanics in balistid fishes
McGlynn, TerrenceCNBSBiologyThermal Resilience to Climate Change by Insects
Singhal, SonalCNBSBiologyTesting for an evolutionary phase shift in snakes
Wang, FangCNBSBiologyUsing Zebrafish as a Model System to Study the Effects of chronic Microplastic Ingestion on Fecal Microbiomes
McCauley, ErinCNBSChemistry and BiochemistryIdentification of Microbial Natural Products with Anti-Virulence Antibiotic Activity
Pederson, KariCNBSChemistry and Biochemistry31P-NMR Investigations of Sequence-Specific Flexibility in DNA
Wang, SenCNBSChemistry and BiochemistryWhat is the Actual Composition of Uric Acid Stone
Chatterjee, AmlanCNBSComputer ScienceAddressing Health Disparities through Improved Health Literacy in Minority Populations using AI Models and Social Network Analysis
Hooshmand, SaharCNBSComputer ScienceDeep Learning to Enhance Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Izaddoost, AlirezaCNBSComputer ScienceA Cloud-Based Credit Card Fraud Detection System Using Google Cloud Platform
Jalooli, AliCNBSComputer ScienceIoT Device Classification in Smart Agriculture Networks for Cyber-Attacks Prevention
Chhetri, ParveenCNBSEarth Science and GeographyAre current infrastructures capable of future energy demand triggered by climate change? – A case study of Los Angeles County
Lu, TianjunCNBSEarth Science and GeographyIdentifying Air Pollution Exposure Disparities from Cost-Effective Mobile Monitoring and residents’ interviews near warehouses in Southern California
Wang, YiCNBSMathematicsDeveloping Spatiotemporal Deep Learning Neural Networks in Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Prognostication of Takotsubo Syndrome
Price, JohnCNBSPhysicsDevelopment of Short-Lived Beams for Nuclear Physics
Kim, Yea JiCNBSPolitical ScienceThe Political Psychology of Income Inequality Perceptions in South Korea: Why Does the South Korean Public Misperceive Income Inequality?
Barrett, ErinCNBSPsychologyCollege Students Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Mental Health Help-Seeking
Carbine, KaylieCNBSPsychologyDoes Anxiety Affect Neural Correlates of Error Monitoring? A Multi-Site Replication Study
Membere, AshleyCNBSPsychologyAssessing Health Disparities for Understudied and Marginalized Working Populations
Proctor, KimCNBSPsychologyWellness Practices Among College Students
Jhun, JulieCOEGraduate EducationPrincipal Identity and Support
Landeros, MargaritaCOEGraduate EducationDefining, Teaching and Empowering School Counselor Leadership
Stacy, JenniferCOELiberal StudiesPower, Culture, and Family-School Relations: Toward Culturally Sustaining Practices
Curammeng, EdwardCOETeacher EducationThe Science of Ethnic Studies Pedagogy

Grants for My Research (GMR)

Grants for My Research (GMR) is CSUDH’s grant proposal development program that aims to equip faculty with the tools required for the development and submission of competitive extramural grant proposals. This program is designed to provide faculty with resources for research development and idea refinement, editorial and writing support, grantspersonship, and mentoring for the timely submission of high-quality extramural grant proposals. Overall, GMR will support faculty in their efforts to achieve success in research, scholarly, and creative activities for tenure and promotion.

GMR program activities will include:

  • Online Kick-off workshops
  • One-on-one consultations with a grant development mentor in addition to other cohort/group meetings.
  • Opportunity to attend local meeting(s) or trainings in grant development.
  • Ongoing access to grant reviewers and proposal editors.

For the current program deadline, visit the InfoReady online applications and submission portal. The program guidelines can be found in the InfoReady portal.

If you have any questions regarding the GMR program, please email