University Grants Program (UGP)

The SDSU University Grants Program (UGP) is funded through the CSU Chancellor's Office, the SDSU Provost’s Office, the SDSU Research Foundation and the Adams Humanities Endowment.

The funding sources are:

  • Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (RSCA);
  • Faculty Development Program (FDP);
  • Faculty Grant-In-Aid Program; and
  • Adams Humanities Endowment Fund.

The purpose of the UGP is to support scholarly research; assist faculty at lower ranks meet qualifications for retention, tenure, and promotion; permit faculty to bring advanced projects to conclusion; and facilitate development of a research program that may be competitive for extramural funding.

All SDSU, CSU Collective Bargaining Agreement Unit 3 Faculty are eligible to apply including those participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP), Lecturers and Librarians.

The call for proposals is send by email in the month of August, yearly. 

Awards are limited to $10,000.

Award period is 18 months, January through June of the following year.

Award notifications are made yearly by mid-December.

2018 UGP Awards