RSCA For Faculty

Utilize our resources to enhance your research, creative, and scholarly activities, experiences, and opportunities for you and your students. 

Sharing Your RSCA Opportunities With Students 

If you are interested in advertising a paid job, volunteer job or independent study, please use Handshake. Handshake is where SF State students find jobs, internships, and other opportunities. You can find instructions here

Share Your RSCA Achievements With The Community   

SF State Create celebrates SF State’s faculty RSCA Achievements to inspire and inform the SF State community and beyond.

  • Report your Course Based Undergraduate Research Experience. If you provide a research experience in your classes, please complete the Course-based research experience form to report your course-embedded undergraduate research experiences.  

  • Report your student research opportunities. If you provide student research experiences, please complete the student RSCA experiences form to report your student research experiences. 

Interested in Adding a RSCA Experience to Your Class?

Here are some resources for creating a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience: 

Opportunities for Faculty and Faculty-Supported Student RSCA 


SF State Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Fund Competition 2023-24:  
Deadline Fall: Grants for SF State faculty to support RSCA, which can include funding for student assistants 

CUR Dialogues Conference  
Early Spring. Conference to support faculty trying to find funding for undergraduate RSCA programming. 

Spring. This conference is open to all individuals with a commitment to or interest in the practice of undergraduate research 
and the impact it has on participants. That includes faculty, mentors, administrators, VPAAs, deans, directors, and many more 

Faculty-Student Opportunities 

Scholars Transforming Through Research (STR): Council on Undergraduate Research’s Advocacy Program   
Deadline in Early Fall. The STR Program was developed as an expanded and enhanced program to replace Posters on the Hill and REU Symposium while drawing on their successes. This program will broaden participation allowing for engagement from students at varied stages of the undergraduate research process. they will learn valuable skills in communicating the impact of their undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry experience to a variety of audience members and stakeholders.  

The Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship  
For students in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts. Deadline Spring. The Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship award supports research and creative activity conducted by undergraduate students in partnership with a faculty mentor. 

The Marcus Undergraduate Research Assistantship Grant 
For faculty in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts. Deadline Spring. The Marcus Undergraduate Research Assistantship Grant is an initiative aimed at promoting student research in collaboration with a faculty mentor. 

Opportunities for Classes 

Research First 
For Faculty Teaching First-Year Classes. Research First is an opportunity for students to take their existing classwork to the next level with access to learning resources about doing research, an opportunity to receive peer-review, and a place to showcase and share their final work at the end of the semester.  

share their final work at the end of the semester.  

Showcases and Competitions