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Research at the CSU


Every year, CSU faculty publish more than 7,500 articles in peer-reviewed journals and other media.


Research grants and contracts awarded to the California State University system total $2 to $3 billion.


The CSU has over $500 million in STEM-related grants and contracts, many of which focus on student success.

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Campus Research Collaborations

    Research in agriculture, water, biotech, social science, and the ocean are just a few of the fields CSU scientists collaborate on.

  • Learn How We Collaborate

  • Undergraduate research
  • Undergraduate Research

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

  • Discover Our Programs

  • highlights of research
  • Highlights of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

    Every day, researchers at the CSU are making discoveries, solving problems, and contributing to the greater good.

  • Read About Our Achievements




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  • CSU Systemwide research centers and institutes
  • CSU Systemwide Research Centers & Institutes

    Discover the places where leading-edge research is being conducted across the system.

  • Find a CSU Research Center

  • grants, research and sponsored programs
  • Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs Offices

    All CSU campuses have an office that encourages and advances research and a wide variety of sponsored programs.

  • Find a Campus Research Office

  • california pre-doctoral program
  • California Pre-Doctoral Program

    If you're a student who has experienced economic and educational disadvantages and you need support for your doctoral research, this program could help.

  • Get Help Earning Your Doctorate