Grant Writing Support


Center for Faculty Development
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192



The Center for Faculty Development, the Office of Research and the SJSU Research Foundation collaborate to offer a variety of programs and resources designed to assist them in honing their research interests, in finding collaborators and in crafting proposals.

• Topic-Centered Working Groups

Throughout the year, small groups of faculty meet, over working lunches, to develop ideas for extramural funding for basic and applied research. 

• Research Foundation Series

Throughout the year, the SJSU Research Foundation staff offers informational sessions on the key steps to developing a grant proposal (identifying prospective funders, developing a proposal narrative, developing a budget, responding to reviewers' comments, etc..) For further information, please contact Foundation staff .

University Grants Academy

The University Grants Academy (UGA) supports faculty members from across the campus to write an external grant proposal over the spring semester to fund their RSCA. The UGA is a developmental experience designed for faculty members new to external grant-writing; T/TT faculty members who have not yet received major external grants are eligible to apply.

Grant Development Intensive [program currently on hiatus]

As part of the continuum of efforts to support the Teacher-Scholar at SJSU, we invite applications for this program. Each cycle, a small number of individuals or teams will be selected to be Grant Development Fellows. They will commit to two days' immersion into the discussion, design and development of a working draft of a specific grant application to be submitted for extramural funding. Throughout, campus-internal and –external experts will work closely with participants. Fellows will be expected to "give back" to the campus community by serving as resources to the broader campus community, by, for example, serving as an internal peer reviewer for grant proposals being developed by other SJSU faculty.