Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

Welcome to the Cal State LA Office of
Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities

ORSCA assists you, the Principal Investigator (PI) identify external funding opportunities, provide research and grant development support as well as offer guidance at every stage of your grant proposal development. Contact us with any questions you have regarding research opportunities.

To ensure the highest conformity with University and Federal policies, ORSCA, a Division of Academic Affairs, also provides resources and support with:
• Institution Review Board (IRB) Training--for compliance issues related to the use of  human subjects
• Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee instruction--for compliance with the use of animal subjects in research
We also supply information regarding conflicts of interest and research misconduct. As your research edges closer to fruition, we will assist you with the intellectual property and technology transfer processes of your project.



ORSCA sponsors two yearly events:
Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Award program, and the RSCA Student Symposium--both highlight and support your campus research project.
Through these events, we seek to increase awareness of opportunities available for faculty and students to engage in research, scholarship and creative activities, while supporting the academic mission of Cal State Los Angeles to continue to transform lives and foster thriving communities across greater Los Angeles.

We are reviewing our website and expect to have as current information as possible, so soon you will be able to find resources and links for research opportunities funded through such grantors as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and more!

Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library North, 2026D


​Check here to RSVP for upcoming IRB workshops.

36th Annual CSU Student Research Competition Winners!

In appreciation, Associate Vice President for Research, Dr. Jeffrey Underwood, acknowledges the following students for participating in the CSU Student Research Competition 2022:

Monique Swaby | Advisor: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

Michael Baum | Advisor: Dr. Heidi Riggio

Nouneh Boodaghian | Advisor: Dr. Susan E. Cohen

Stephanie Varghese | Advisor: Dr. Alexandra Wright

Nikita Mishra | Advisor: Dr. Negin Forouzesh

Michelle Carballo |Advisor: Dr. Kittiya Lee

Hazel Carias-Urbina | Advisor: Dr. Camille Suarez

Genesis Barzallo, Hung Gieng, and Estella Luu | Advisor: Dr. Petr Vozka

Alisa Quon and Anna Nguyen | Advisor: Dr. Yangyang Liu

Vicente Lossada | Advisor: Dr. Daphne Liu

A special congratulations to:

Nikita Mishra: First Place, Engineering and Computer Science 

Stephanie Varghese: Second Place (tie), Biological and Agricultural Sciences

Alisa Quon and Anna Nguyen: Second Place (tie), Physical and Mathematical Sciences


Congratulations to the following Cal State Los Angeles faculty and students:

Professor Edith Porter: Our colleague in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Porter was nominated for and received the Andreoli Faculty Service Award

Tyler Powell:  Graduate student in the Porter Lab, Tyler Powell won the Don Eden Graduate Research Award

Jacob Parres-Gold: Undergraduate student in Dr. Yixian Wang's lab: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Jacob Parres-Gold won the Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Student Research Award



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