Reminder - CSU-ERFSA Small Grant Program 2020 Cycle

CSU-ERFSA announces its 2020 Small Grants Awards Program. 

CSU-ERFA grants are available to CSU-ERFSA members* 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 generally ranging from $100-$1,000, 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. A total of $6,000 is expected to be available for the 2020 grant cycle.

Applications should be sent electronically to the CSU-ERFSA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 2:00 p.m. PDT October 31, 2020. Awards will be announced in December 2020.

Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded at the CSU-ERFSA website, by calling the 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 grant proposal application, contact Marshelle Thobaben, Chair, CSU-ERFSA Grants Committee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*California State University retirees who are not currently members of CSU-ERFSA may submit grant applications provided they also submit an application for membership in CSU-ERFSA at the same time.