RSCA Program Proposal Deadline Approaching

The division of Academic Affairs would like to remind all Cal Poly Pomona Unit 3 members ? faculty, librarians, coaches and counselors ? that the deadline to submit proposals for the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA) program is Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m.

The RSCA program was established through a memo of understanding between the Chancellor?s Office and the California Faculty Association. The CSU agreed to budget $2.5 million annually to be divided among all CSU campuses according to full-time equivalent faculty. The funds, by statute, are to be used for individual professional activities and are not meant for curriculum development (although this could be an outcome of individual professional activity) or for college/department development projects.

Last year, Cal Poly Pomona received $129,268, allowing the university to fund 26 out of 56 proposals submitted. This year, the amount allocated to Cal Poly Pomona is $125,784. All members of Unit 3 are eligible to compete for this funding.

Projects funded in the past include support for research studies, writing scholarly papers based on past work, writing textbooks and facilitating clinical workshops.

Proposals should be submitted to the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs in Building 1, Room 224. Information on preparing proposals and a list of last year?s funded proposals can be viewed at

Proposals will be reviewed by the Research Council, an elected university committee consisting of representatives from each college and school. The council will recommend support to President J. Michael Ortiz via Tomás Morales, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Award announcements are expected by mid-December. If funding is awarded for a mini-grant, all expenditures must be completed by June 30, 2004.

For more information, contact Elhami Ibrahim, associate vice president for Academic Programs, at (909) 869-3327 or; or Carol Keating, analyst, Research & Sponsored Programs, at (909) 869-2966 or