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 application period for 2019 is closed. The next RFP will be released in May 2019. 

2019 Request for Proposals
2019 Cover Pages (required for all proposals)
2019 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

The application period for AY 2018-19 is closed. The next RFP will be released in May 2019. 

2018-19 Rapid Response Funding RFP
2018-19 Rapid Response Funding Cover Page
2018-19 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.

Due to budgetary constraints, the Seminar Speaker Series Program will not be offered in AY 2018-19. We hope to make funding available again through this program the following year.  

Short Course, Workshop and Symposia Funding Program

The purpose of the new Short Course, Workshop and Symposia Funding Program is to stimulate the development and hosting of short courses, workshops or symposia on any topic that falls within or is related to the scope of COAST. The short course, workshop or symposia 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

The application period for AY 2018-19 is open. Proposals will be accepted on a continual basis through April 30, 2019, or until all funding is expended.

2018-19 Short Course, Workshop and Symposia Program RFP
2018-19 Proposal Cover Page
2018-19 Proposal Signature Pages
2018-19 Final Reporting Form
Prior Funding Report Form

Strategic Investment Program

The new COAST Strategic Investment Program (SIP) is designed to stimulate CSU faculty members and research associates to seek external funding for significant, large-scale marine and coastal research or educational projects such as interdisciplinary centers or integrative activities that address major scientific and societal challenges across organizational boundaries. Awards are intended to support multi-investigator teams that will develop proposals seeking funding for substantial efforts that have the potential to be transformative, challenge existing paradigms, and seek solutions to grand challenges. 

Projects funded to date

This program is not currently accepting proposals.