Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

New Internal Grant Opportunity:

It is with great pleasure that the Board of the SJSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (SJSU ERFA) announces the inaugural year of the SJSU ERFA Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award, AY 2014-2015. The award was created by SJSU ERFA to support scholarly research and creative activity that advance the careers of faculty applicants.
Faculty eligible to apply include lecturers with more than 6 years of continuous service to SJSU, tenure-track faculty and tenured faculty. Deadline for submission of all required materials is 5:00pm, Friday, December 5, 2014.

Download grant details and application form [pdf] now!



The Center offers many programs and services, in partnerships with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, the Research Foundation, the Tower Foundation and the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Library to support faculty as the develop their RSCA agendas.

Other resources to support faculty research:

Internal Grants

The Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and the SJSU Research Foundation oversee several internal grant competitions, offering faculty opportunities to apply for release time, travel funds and other resources.

External Grants and Awards

The SJSU Research Foundation provides support to faculty as they seek to identify potential funders, as they develop proposals, and as they manage their grants, post-award. Research Foundation staff offer individual consultation and workshops on a wide variety of topics pertaining to research and scholarship. 

 Grant Writing Support

Faculty are invited to explore the variety of programs and resources designed to assist them in honing their research interests, in finding collaborators and in crafting proposals.

Organized Research Unit and Research SIGs

Numerous formal working groups have been established at SJSU, bringing faculty from across the campus together with various community partners.

Writing Marathon Program

With so many plates spinning, it can be difficult for faculty to make time for their scholarly and creative agendae. Several times each year, the Center partners with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and with the King Library to offer "oases" - time and space for faculty to come and write, uninterrupted. Upon request, we can provide consulting (about library searches, research design, data analysis, and similar topics) as well as a critical-friend review of your manuscripts.

Conducting and Publishing Research on Teaching and Learning

The wealth of resources listed here will guide you to find venues for disseminating your insights and good work in teaching. The staff at the Center is also here to assist you.



Amy Strage
Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development
Director, Center for Faculty Development

Professor, Child and Adolescent Development
Phone: (408) 924-3715