As an office Organized Research Unit (ORU), CSI provides grant proposal preparation assistance and grant administration for faculty whose work aligns with it's mission. CSI is empowered by the Office of Research to facilitate research and research collaborations; disseminate research results through research conferences, meetings, and other activities; strengthen graduate and undergraduate education by providing students with training opportunities and access to facilities; seek extramural research funds; and carry out university and public service programs related to CSI's research expertise.

Funding Source: City of Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rebeca Mireles-Rios

Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigators: Dr. Laura Romo (Lead PI), Dr. Julie Bianchini, Dr. Jin Sook Lee, Dr. Yukari Okamoto, Dr. Terry Kit-fong Au

Funding Source:  National Endowment for the Humanities
Principal Investigator: Chris Newfield
Post Doctoral Scholar:  Heather Steffan