2021 UGP Timeline

Good News! We have received notice that the 2021 UGP will be funded this year. The Call for Proposals will be going out early September. Due to late notification, the timeline has been moved out a month.

We support faculty research

The University Grants Program (UGP) supports scholarly research; assists faculty at lower ranks meet qualifications for retention, tenure, and promotion; allows faculty to bring advanced projects to conclusion; and facilitates development of a research program that may be competitive for extramural funding.

Awards are limited to $10,000.  The award period has changed a little this year from 18 months to 17 months and will be from February 2021 through June 2022

UGP Funding

The 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
  • Faculty Development Program
  • Faculty Grant-In-Aid Program
  • Adams Humanities Endowment Fund


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

Award notifications will go out the week of January 25, 2021.

UGP Progress_Final Report Form

2020 UGP Awards