The California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) aims to increase the number of externally-funded biotechnology researchers across the California State University (CSU) system. CSUPERB recognizes the importance of research experiences in biotechnology student success. Research is a form of engaged learning, but also offers students the opportunity to acquire abilities on which to build a life science career. The Faculty-Student Collaborative Research New Investigator Grant program aims to provide CSU faculty with the resources required not only to successfully compete for externally funded grants, but also to involve CSU students in their
scholarship and research programs.