Through funding from the CSU Chancellor’s Office and each individual CSU campus, COAST provides support to CSU undergraduate and graduate students with the goals of enhancing educational experiences and supporting student success and professional development.
COAST provides support to CSU graduate students engaged in marine, estuarine, coastal and coastal watershed research with CSU COAST faculty members. These awards support students interested in pursuing marine-related careers and provide them with the opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to join a highly skilled, technologically advanced workforce while promoting and supporting CSU faculty research.
The application period for AY 2016-17 is now closed.
2016-17 Award Announcement2016-17 Award Flyer2016-17 Application Form2016-17 Departmental Commitment FormPost-Award Reporting Form
Examples of highly ranked applications from prior years
COAST partners with state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and industry to provide paid summer internships for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students. Interns work side-by-side with professionals on current projects throughout California. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and learn technical skills while working with professional marine scientists, field biologists, and policy experts.
Summer 2017 Application Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PST (ALL MATERIALS must be submitted by the deadline).
Summer 2017 Announcement and Application FormSummer 2017 Flyer
More about the Summer Internship Program
Previous InternsSummer 2016 |
Summer 2015 |
Summer 2014 |
Summer 2013 |
Summer 2012 |
COAST provides travel support for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present the results of original marine, coastal and coastal watershed research at scientific meetings and conferences.
Travel funding for AY 2016-17 has been spent and the application period is now closed. Travel funding for AY 2017-18 will be made available in early April.
Student Travel Award AnnouncementApplication FormDepartmental Commitment FormPost Award Reporting Form
Application deadline: No less than 75 days prior to scheduled departure date, OR your internal campus deadline for international travel, whichever is greater. No less than 45 days prior to scheduled departure date for domestic travel, OR your internal campus deadline for domestic travel, whichever is greater. US Territories are considered international for this purpose.
The Undergraduate Student Research Support Program provides $2,500 directly to EACH campus to support marine, coastal and coastal watershed related research by CSU undergraduate students. Campus Representatives implement the program on their campus. Interested undergraduate students should contact their faculty advisors to learn more and get involved.
Program Description and Guidance8/31/16 Webinar Slides - COAST HistorySample Campus Program Materials from Previous Years
Interim Progress Report Template for Campus RepresentativesFinal Report Template for Campus Representatives2015-16 Student Final Report Template2016-17 Student Final Report Template
Key Dates:1/16/17 Interim progress report due to COAST5/15/17 Final campus report due to COAST6/15/17 Reports due from students not working over the summer9/15/17 Reports due from students working over the summer
2015-2016 Undergraduate Research Awards Report2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Awards Report