Call for Self-Nominations: STEM-NET Exploratory Research (EAGER) Program

May 23, 2024

STEM-NET Exploratory Research (EAGER) Program

Deadline for Self-Nominations: Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

One nominee from Cal Poly Humboldt will be selected to apply. On behalf of the selected nominee, an application will be submitted to STEM-NET by Friday, August 30, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Project Duration: Up to 12 months

Award Amount: Up to $25,000

ABOUT: The STEM-NET Steering Committee is seeking CSU faculty nominations for the 2024-2025 Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) Program, aimed at supporting early-stage transformative research ideas or approaches in the areas of climate change, health equity, and environmental justice.

STEM-NET grants will fund activities that support the submission of large external grants, aligned with the program's mission and vision. The STEM-NET Steering Committee is seeking nominations for these grants.

As there is a limit of one EAGER grant application per institution, only one nominee will be selected to apply from Cal Poly Humboldt. To be considered, faculty must submit a self-nomination by Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 11:59 p.m.


Budget Restrictions:

Faculty salary budgets:

  • Up to three-semester units (AWTU) ($2489/unit) per faculty member

  • Only during the academic year or summer

  • No faculty overload or travel funds allowed.

  • Student Salaries should adhere to the salary policies of the Human Resources (HR) departments.

  • Requests for travel funds are not allowed in this program.


  • Faculty teams must consist of:

    • Two CSU faculty members

    • At least one student

  • Tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) CSU faculty eligible for NSF or similar federal grants.

  • Faculty members can be from the same department/discipline.

  • Project plans and budgets should be directly linked to the data collection efforts required for the future submission or resubmission of research grant applications that are external to the CSU system.

  • Funding is to launch new projects and is not to be used to supplement ongoing programs.

APPLY: Submit your self-nomination through our online portal which can be accessed through Engagement Hub.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Erika Wright, Research Development Lead at