Provost’s Arts and Lecture Series

Provost’s Arts and Lecture Series

When: April 24th 2019 12-2PM 

Where: Seven Hills Conference Center





CSU Humanities and Creative Arts Live Webcast: Friday, March 29

A special invitation from California Humanities:

CSU Humanities and Creative Arts
Live Webcast

Friday, March 29
9 am–12 noon

Register online today.

Please join your colleagues for a special webinar this Friday, March 29, hosted by the CSU Department of Research to learn about funding opportunities for the CSU Humanities community. In addition to short presentations by staff from California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities about current grant opportunities, you can hear from colleagues who have received grants and awards for a wide range of research and programming activities. Whether you are a member of the faculty, staff, administration, a student looking for funding for a current project, or just interested in learning more about what makes for a successful application, this webcast will point you in the right direction to support your work.



Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Innovations
Heather Castillo (Channel Islands), Lucy HG Solomon (San Marcos), Vadim Keyser (Fresno) 

Voices of the Underrepresented
James Woglum (Humboldt), Shannon Stevens (Stanislaus), Robert Jones (Chico), Jamila Moore Pewu (Fullerton), Carole Frances Lung (Los Angeles), Natalie Graham (Fullerton) 

Voices from the Past
Cueponcaxochitl Moreno Sandoval (Stanislaus), Binh Danh (San Jose), Theresa Avila (Channel Islands) 

National Endowment of the Humanities Awardees
Maria Karafilis (Los Angeles), Janet Hess (Sonoma), Scott Kleinman (Northridge)


Featured Speakers 

Felicia Kelley, Project and Evaluation Director
California Humanities 

Jennifer Serventi, Senior Program Officer
National Endowment for the Humanities



Ganesh Raman, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research
CSU Office of the Chancellor

Leslie Ponciano, Director of Research Opportunities
CSU Office of the Chancellor


California Humanities promotes the humanities—focused on ideas, conversation, and learning—as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. An independent non-profit and partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To find out more about California Humanities and the projects we support, visit

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Limited Submission: STEM-NET Faculty Seed Grants

Synopsis of offering:

In fall 2018, the CSU launched a new STEM-NET affinity group with the following mission and vision:

STEM-NET Mission: STEM-NET is a valuable resource enabling CSU STEM leaders to share expertise and leverage system-wide opportunities to foster the implementation of global best practices for our students and faculty in pedagogy, learning and research related to STEM fields within the CSU system.

STEM-NET Vision: To make the CSU a world-wide leader in the preparation, graduation and employment of outstanding, diverse STEM students.

Click here to see full limited submission

Limited Submission: Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Link to program announcement

Full Limited Submissions Page



To AVP, ORSP for review and approval: March 18, 2019

AVP, ORSP decision: March 21, 2019

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals:

May 7, 2019

Full Proposal: May 16, 2019


Synopsis of offering:

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.


The Foundation seeks Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars who, as independent faculty members, have demonstrated leadership in original scholarly research of outstanding quality, substantially with undergraduates, as well as excellence and dedication in undergraduate education.


Recommendations for awards are based on evidence of outstanding educational efforts and the nominee’s scholarly research achievements with undergraduates as an independent faculty member, as assessed by a panel of distinguished faculty in the chemical sciences. The three outside letters of support (see below for details) are of particular value to the reviewers. Other considered factors are: awards and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting research funding.


Eligibility as stated by sponsor


Limited Submission: Department of Education Title III Part A/Title V Programs

Title III Part A (Strengthening Institutions) or Title V (Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions)

Title III Part A link

Title V link

Full Limited Submission Page


To AVP, ORSP for review and approval: March 22, 2019

AVP, ORSP decision: March 28, 2019

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals:  TBD*

Full Proposal: TBD*

*Please note a current RFP is not yet released therefore these dates are still unknown.


Synopsis of offering:

Title III Part A (Strengthening Institutions)

The program helps eligible IHEs to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.

Types of Projects

Funds may be used for planning, faculty development, and establishing endowment funds. Administrative management, and the development and improvement of academic programs also are supported. Other projects include joint use of instructional facilities, construction and maintenance, and student service programs designed to improve academic success, including innovative, customized, instruction courses designed to help retain students and move the students rapidly into core courses and through program completion, which may include remedial education and English language instruction .

Title V (Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions)

The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

Types of Projects

Funds may be used for activities such as: scientific or laboratory equipment for teaching; construction or renovation of instructional facilities; faculty development; purchase of educational materials; academic tutoring or counseling programs; funds and administrative management; joint use of facilities; endowment funds; distance learning academic instruction; teacher education; and student support services.

NOTE: The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) amended Section 503(b) of the Higher Education Act to include among the authorized activities under the HSI Program: activities to improve student services, including innovative and customized instruction courses designed to retain students and move the students into core courses; articulation agreements and student support programs designed to facilitate the transfer of students from two-year to four-year institutions; and providing education, counseling services, and financial information designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students and their families.

The HEOA also amended the authorized activities to use the term "distance education technologies" in place of "distance learning academic instruction capabilities."

Title III Part A (Strengthening Institutions)

Title V (Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions)