Units within Research, Economic Development, and Graduate Education
Office of Student Research
The newly formed Office of Student Research aims to increase student opportunities to Learn by Doing Research. Founding director Dr. Jane Lehr will focus on increasing the transparency of access to research opportunities to ensure equity of student participation, support the professional development of both student researchers and research mentors, and increase the submission and success of proposals that include and fund our student researchers. email@example.com
Our master’s programs and certificates are grounded in Learn by Doing pedagogies that create opportunities for you to integrate academic rigor with hands-on problem-solving to have meaningful impacts on local and global challenges.
Our award-winning faculty are ready to support you as you engage with and create a foundation that prepares you to lead, collaborate, innovate and change the world. Please join us for educational and professional experiences that will challenge and reward you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants Development Office
The Grants Development Office (GDO) pre-award team provides proposal preparation, review, and submission services to
Cal Poly faculty and staff who are interested in obtaining extramural project funding from federal, state, local municipality, and nonprofit sources. To develop, negotiate, and manage industry-funded projects and agreements, please see Corporate Engagement and Innovation.
For assistance with pre-award processes, contact the Grants Development Office;
email email@example.com, (805) 756-2982.
Sponsored Programs Office
Designated to manage and oversee externally-sponsored projects, as well as Cal Poly Centers and Institutes, the
Sponsored Programs office assists faculty and staff by providing research administration services to ensure compliance and proper use of funds.
For assistance with post-award processes, contact the Sponsored Programs Office;
email firstname.lastname@example.org, (805) 756-1123.
Corporate Engagement and Innovation
Support for Industry Partnerships and Research - Corporate Engagement and Innovation
The Corporate Engagement and Innovation (CEI) unit serves as a single point of contact for all for-profit research and development engagement activities including Industry Sponsored Research; Technology Transfer (IP); and Applied Innovation. CEI also manages Cal Poly's Technology Park. email@example.com
Cal Poly’s Research Compliance program is designed to support the ethical conduct of research on campus.
The office emphasizes providing learn-by-doing opportunities for students to gain expertise in ethical research practices.
The office is grounded in the principles of equity, justice, respect for researchers and research participants, and transparency.
A major goal of the office is to demystify compliance activities related to Human Subjects, Animal Subjects, Conflict of Interest, Export Control, Research Misconduct, Biosafety, and Environmental Health and Safety. firstname.lastname@example.org