Deadline Reminder: Research and Creative Projects for Equity and Justice (RCPEJ) Grant Program

January 29, 2024

Research and Creative Projects for Equity and Justice AY 23-24 Grant Program

Due: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 11:59pm

Funding Range: $10,000 - $40,000 per project


The deadline for the Research and Creative Projects for Equity and Justice (RCPEJ) grant program is quickly approaching. RCPEJ, funded by Cal Poly Humboldt Sponsored Programs Foundation (SPF) & the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation, supports research and scholarship that benefits historically marginalized communities served by Cal Poly Humboldt, with a focus on black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC). All proposals should be led by or in authentic partnership with those who experience inequities caused by systemic racism. This fund is focused on supporting research, scholarship, and creative activities that benefit BIPOC communities in our region, including direct support for faculty and students at Humboldt who participate in research, scholarship, and creative activities.

The supported activities could be focused on:

● Catalyzing future research by supporting development of new or existing projects;

● Expanding opportunities to engage through participation in research and other scholarship;

● Building capacity and infrastructure that supports research on or off campus;

● Addressing needs of communities in our region through action and applied research.

For more details, please visit the RCPEJ competition page which can be accessed through Engagement Hub.

ELIGIBILITY: Principal Investigators (PIs) as defined by SPF Policy are eligible to submit proposals to this RFP. These include: Humboldt tenure or tenure-track faculty; salaried directors of formally authorized institutes, centers, cooperatives, or auxiliaries; full-time administrators/MPP's; emeritus faculty, visiting faculty, and research associates; and full-time Federal employees that are housed on the campus under agency cooperative agreements. Other Humboldt staff, students, student organizations, etc. are invited and encouraged to participate in proposed projects, provided that an eligible PI is taking responsibility for proposal submission and award administration in case of an award.

There is a limit of one application per Principal Investigator. A PI who received a Research and Creative Projects for Equity and Justice Grant within the last 12-month cycle is not eligible to submit a new proposal. For more information, please contact Erika Wright, Research Development Lead, at

APPLY: Applicants can submit their proposals through InfoReady which can be accessed on Cal Poly Humboldt’s Engagement Hub.

For assistance with completing the application please contact one of our Pre-Award Specialists: Pia Gabriel at, Kaz Wegmuller at, or Jocelyne Takatsuno at