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Chancellor’s Award for Student/Faculty/Alumni Innovation

Chico faculty and student viewing a computer. Courtesy of CSU Chico
Photo courtesy of CSU Chico.


This award is intended to facilitate research, scholarship, and creative activities during the academic year by supporting an outstanding student-faculty collaboration. The award covers a wide variety of projects, from scientific research to artistic interpretation to social service projects. Funds may be used by the campus department toward the purchase of supplies, student scholarships and/or development activities.


The program is open to student and faculty collaborators or to students and faculty mentors across academic disciplines. Funded projects should show direct educational benefits to students and faculty, should be discipline appropriate, and demonstrate innovation. Students must be currently enrolled in an extended education course or program at a CSU campus.

Please note: 
Any eligible individual can apply, but nominations must be submitted by the campus president or provost. Only one award may be given in each category, but it may not be awarded in years in which no nominee fully meets the standards and criteria of the award.

The nomination process starts by completing an online application through InfoReady Review™. The online application will be available Fall 2018.

Each applicant requires at least one, but no more than two letters of support (2 pages or less, each), and must be submitted by the president or provost electronically.

Applications must be received on or before Friday, December 15, 2017 as the InfoReady Review™ system will be closed for further nominations. Nominations received on or before the deadline through InfoReady Review™ will be reviewed by the 2017-18 Innovation Awards Committee.
The awards are designed to be given once per year. The review committee is tentatively scheduled to meet in February 2018. Finalists are confirmed by commissioners at the spring 2018 business meeting. 


Contact Info

Commission on Extended University

401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 951-4372

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