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Grant Proposal Seed Money (GPSM)


Grant Proposal Seed Money

To encourage and support faculty in the development and submission of proposals for external funds, CSUSM through the Office of Graduate Studies and Research provides Grant Proposal Seed Money (GPSM).  These funds may be used for activities such as:

  • Refining ideas
  • Creating plans and designs
  • Trying out methodologies
  • Collecting preliminary data
  • Conducting pilot or preliminary activities
  • Reworking grant proposals that received encouraging review but were not funded
  • Seeking fellowships
  • Promoting collaboration

Proposal areas may include research, scholarly activities, and/or pedagogy. The funds may be used for supplies, equipment, travel, stipends, student assistants, grant writing assistance, or other needs associated with proposal development for grants or fellowships. 

Applications are accepting on an on-going basis throughout the year.