CSU-ERFSA Announces 2020 Small Grants Program

Applications are due electronically in the CSU-ERFSA Office no later than 2:00 p.m. PDT October 31, 2020

Awards will be announced in December 2020

CSU-ERFSA grants are available to CSU-ERFSA members (a membership application may be submitted with a grant proposal) to support research and creative projects that are in accordance with the following goals:

  • Scholarly research on issues important to the retiree as a continuing member of an academic discipline or community;
  • Research and scholarly projects that contribute to the quality of life of the retirees in the University system;
  • Research pertaining to the retirement concerns of faculty/staff/administrators within the California State University System; and
  • Research and creative projects that contribute to a given academic discipline.

CSU-ERFSA encourages CSU-ERFSA members involved in research and creative projects to apply for a grant. The small grant program is competitive, with past awards ranging from $100-$2,000, depending upon the number of proposals and the amount of money made available for grants by the CSU-ERFA Foundation. Preference is given to first time grant applicants when grant proposals are of equal merit.

Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded from the CSU-ERFSA Grant Awards Program web page, by calling the CSU-ERFSA office at (818) 677-6522, or, by emailing your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have questions about the grants program, please contact Marshelle Thobaben, CSU-ERFSA Grants Committee Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: Grant Recipients are required to submit a final report of their Research/Creative Activities one year from receiving a grant. Failure to submit a report will exclude an applicant from future grant awards. The final report template can downloaded from the CSU-ERFSA Grant Awards Program web page, or obtained by calling the CSU-ERFSA office at (818) 677-6522, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The CSU-ERFA Foundation welcomes tax-deductible contributions. See the CSU-ERFA Charitable Foundation page for more information. The CSU-ERFA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.