SERSCA Program

Student Engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (SERSCA)

The mission of the SERSCA Program is to provide California State University, Stanislaus students with resources and opportunities that may not otherwise be possible to engage in a comprehensive, multi-faceted, co-curricular experience led by faculty mentors. The SERSCA Program is available to both undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines university-wide. Through Assistantships, Mini-Grants, the Student Research Competition, and Travel Grants, the SERSCA Program provides student support for engagement in research, scholarship, and creative activity (RSCA) from idea conception through dissemination. It is not requisite to participate in one aspect of the SERSCA Program to be eligible for other aspects, but the program is designed so that potentially a student could be guided by a faculty mentor and supported by the SERSCA Program through all stages of an RSCA project.

Undergraduate Assistantships (UGA)

SERSCA Undergraduate Assistantships promote student engagement in research, scholarship, and creative activity by funding awards for undergraduate students to work with faculty on research, scholarship, or creative projects.

Graduate Assistantships (GA)

Go to the Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE) for Graduate Assistantship information.

Mini-Grants

SERSCA Mini-Grants promote student engagement in research, scholarship, and creative activity by funding project needs, including equipment, materials, and supplies. All Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postbaccalaureate students currently enrolled at CSU Stanislaus are eligible to apply.  All applicants must be nominated by a faculty sponsor.  A call for Mini-Grant proposals will be made in the fall and spring semesters.

Travel Grants

SERSCA Travel Grants promote student engagement in research, scholarship, and creative activity by funding travel for undergraduate and graduate students to present their RSCA at professional conferences, exhibits, or other professional venues.