CSU Systemwide Funding

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The California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor offers a variety of funding opportunities across disciplines, through ten Multi-Campus Collaborations, also known as Affinity Groups. SJSU faculty are encouraged to look for collaborations via these Affinity Groups and monitor them for potential funding opportunities.

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Agricultural Research Institute (ARI)

ARI works for California and its citizens through partnerships across the agricultural industry and beyond. Through the colleges of agriculture on four CSU campuses and allied disciplines across the CSU, ARI conducts applied research to ensure the sustainability of California agriculture.

Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST)

COAST is the umbrella organization for marine, coastal, and coastal watershed related activities within the CSU. It promotes research and education to advance our knowledge of marine and coastal resources, and the processes that affect them. 

CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB)

CSUPERB provides seed grant funding, organizes an annual biotechnology symposium, supports biotechnology-relevant curriculum redesign efforts, and serves as a liaison for the CSU with government, philanthropic, educational, and biotechnology industry partners. 

California Desert Studies Consortium (CDSC)

The Desert Studies Center is a 1200-acre field station established for the better understanding and appreciation of the Mojave Desert, from alkali salt flats to Joshua tree forest, from sand dunes to recent lava flows.

CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care

CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care provides high-quality education to healthcare professionals and students, builds advocacy, and promotes research to advance the care of persons living with serious illness and their communities. 

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Funded and administered by the College of Science at SJSU, MLML is a consortium of seven CSU campuses with a beautiful facility on Monterey Bay. MLML has been dedicated to excellence in the marine sciences for half a century.

Ocean Studies Institute (OSI)

OSI is a consortium of nine CSUs that decided to pool resources to explore the ocean and coastal regions. It plays a key role in the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI) which seeks to improve scientific understanding and the development of solutions that will enable coastal waters and watersheds to thrive, adapt and become resilient ongoing environmental stressors. 

Social Science Research & Instructional Council (SSRIC)

This council supports faculty and student research through shared access to databases, training and research opportunities, and events. 


STEM-NET promotes research, community building, and innovative educational ideas across the CSU university system, and provides students the skills they need to excel in the workforce of the future ​and meet the needs of California’s innovative and evolving economy.

Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI)

Founded in 2008 and composed of more than 250 water experts from throughout the 23 CSU campuses, WRPI is developing water management solutions through research, partnerships, education, and training that provide students with hands-on learning.