OSR Student Grants

The Student Grants are designed to fund costs associated with student-based research projects or creative activity (RCA) pursued outside the classroom. The Student Grants are not intended to cover the costs related to class projects, class assignments or any activities that are associated with a traditional "in the classroom" course. This grant cannot be used to fund or supplement funding for study abroad trips, student teaching, training, internships or travel. Each award will not exceed $500 per student per academic year.

Applications for the Student Grants will be competitively evaluated by the OSR Awards Committee. The quality of the student research or creative activity (RCA) experience will be a determining factor in being selected. The committee may require budget revisions and/or reductions and other changes before a grant is made. The number of grants awarded depends on the budget and the funds available to the OSR each year.

To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing (GPA 3.0) and registered as a full-time student in any program at CSUSB. If you have received a Student Grant previously, please be aware that preference will be given to new applicants, unless funding permits for additional awardees.

Grantees are asked to submit a progress report and a final report explaining how the award was used. Grantees are also required to present a poster and oral presentation during the annual “Meeting of the Minds” Student Research Symposium. Applications are submitted online.

Deadline: Application is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2018.

Download Student Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Download Budget Sheet (PDF)


Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Student Grants Awardees!

Kristen Morrish  

Dr. Victoria Seitz                

Business Administration

Personal Isolation Transportation Unit (PITU)


Frederick Brashear Jr       

Dr. Katherine Gray            

Master of Fine Arts           

In addition to high noon


Ryan Clark            

Dr. Katherine Gray            

Studio Art II         

Metal Crystal Growing


Raquel Elias        

Dr. Becky Talyn


Drosophila melanogaster's feeding behavior post dietary treatment with glyphosate-based herbicide


Maryori Hernandez          

Dr. Becky Talyn


Genetic variation in round- up induced mortality in Drosophila melanogaster


Rigoberto Orozco              

Dr. Matthew Brady           


Westminster Summer Choral Festival


Kaitlynn Albers   

Dr. Matthew Brady           

Music Education

Westminster Summer Choral Festival


Laura C. Hernandez          

Dr. Armando Barragan

Social Work         

Enduring the darkness: Older adult's resiliency and adaptation of vision loss in late life


Natascha Bolden               

Dr. Gisela  Bichler              

National Security Studies               

Information and communication technologies (ict) and violent extremism in the Middle East:  A complex systems analysis of loyalty and intransigence


Jeniree Martinez

Dr. Tomasz Owerkowicz


Caudofemoralis muscle: primary driver of crocodilian propulsion?


Bridget Eriksen  

Dr. Joseph Wellman


Reactions to palliative care stigma (healthcare decision making)


Carl Christman   

Dr. Donna Schnorr            

Educational Leadership  

Instructor humor as a tool to increase student engagement


Kaela Bonafede  

Dr. Kelly Campbell            


Does optimism affect relationship commitment? A mediation test of the investment model scale


Christopher Hernandez  

Dr.  Nicole Dabbs               


Immediate effect of mini-trampoline jumping on jumping performance and balance


Kori Gearhart      

Dr.  Donna Garcia              

Social Psychology              



Miranda Reid      

Dr.  Nicole Dabbs               


The effects of motorized vs. non-motorized treadmill on voluntary oxygen consumption, heart rate and rate of perceived exertion in collegiate soccer females


Adam Beam         

Dr. Joseph Wellman

Psychological Science                        

The effects of prototypically on gay men


Monique Quinn  

Dr. Daniel Nickerson


Rab gap gyp8: determining function of a green fluorescent protein chimera and location of a gyp8 transmembrane domain