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Faculty Funding

Through funding from the CSU Chancellor’s Office and each individual CSU campus, COAST provides support to faculty members with the goal of facilitating and promoting cutting-edge research and professional development.

No-cost extension request form
Budget revision request form


Grant Development Program

COAST aims to increase extramural grant activity through support to CSU teaching and research faculty to develop and submit full-length proposals for extramural funding. Applications should seek to advance our knowledge of marine, estuarine, coastal and coastal watershed resources and the processes that affect them. Funds are intended to support activities deemed necessary to maximize subsequent success in obtaining external funding in support of scholarly work. 

Projects funded to date

The 2020 GDP funding opportunity is now closed. Awards will be announced January 2020.  

2020 Request for Proposals 
2020 Cover Pages​ (required for all proposals)
2020 PI Support Pages​ (required for each PI requesting academic year release time, additional academic year employment or summer salary support)
Prior Funding Report Form (required for prior COAST awardees)


Rapid Response Funding Program

The Rapid Response Funding Program provides funding for projects that require a quick response outside of the existing annual COAST funding programs. Projects can include response to unexpected or sudden events, those that have a short opportunity to access data, facilities or specialized equipment, or problems that require immediate attention. 

Projects funded to date

We are now accepting proposals for projects beginning​ July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Proposals will be accepted on a continual basis through March 31, 2020, or until all funding is expended.

2019-20 Rapid Response Funding RFP​ ​
2019-20 Rapid Response Funding Cover Page
2019-20 Rapid Response Funding Signature Pages​​
Prior Funding Report Form

Preliminary results from prior awards


Seminar Speaker Series Program

The Seminar Speaker Series Program will provide funding to departments to host seminar speakers from other CSU campuses that they would not otherwise be able to invite. This program is intended to increase the exchange of ideas among campuses and ultimately lead to increased collaboration across campuses.

We are now accepting applications for the Seminar Speaker Series Program. Review of applications for funding for Fall 2019 will begin August 5, 2019. Review of applications for funding for Winter/Spring 2020 will begin October 7, 2019.​


Short Course, Workshop and Symposium Funding Program

The purpose of the new Short Course, Workshop and Symposium Funding Program is to stimulate the development and hosting of short courses, workshops or symposium on any topic that falls within or is related to the scope of COAST. The short course, workshop or symposium should promote inquiry, learning, and analysis with the intent to increase the knowledge base and expertise of CSU faculty members and students in particular. 

Projects funded to date 

We are now accepting proposals for events held between August 1, 2019, and November 30, 2020. Proposals will be accepted on a continual basis through April 30, 2020, or until all funding is expended.​


Prior Funding Report Form