2020 UGP Awards

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, and the award period is 18 months (January through June of the following year).

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.

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

Award notifications are made yearly by mid-December.

UGP Progress_Final Report Form