The Office of Research, the Center for Faculty Development, the SJSU Research Foundation, and the SJSU Tower Foundation collaborate to offer a variety of resources designed to assist faculty in honing their research interests and crafting grant proposals. The support and services provided by each of these offices are listed below. Some services may overlap because each office may be responsible for different aspects of processing a grant application or we may work together to provide instructional materials.
Office of Research Support
Proposal Development Support: Promoting RSCA Success
The Office of Research strives to support the development of individual and collaborative RSCA efforts throughout the grant development process. The flyer is available here (PDF).
Fall 2017 SJSU RSCA-Related Grant Writing Workshops
The SJSU RSCA-Related Grant Writing Workshops are developed as one component of the UGA in collaboration with the Office of Research (OR), the Tower Foundation/University Advancement, and the Research Foundation (RF).
Session 1: Moving from Idea to Proposal – The Proposal Summary
|Wednesday, September 13||12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.||Clark Hall 118|
Session 2: Drafting the Budget for a RSCA Grant Proposal
|Monday, October 2||12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.||MLK 225|
Session 3: Drafting the Narrative Component of your Grant Proposal
|Thursday, October 26||12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.||Engineering 285|
Session 4: Finding External Funding for Your Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA)
|Wednesday, November 15||12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.||Clark Hall 111|
To RSVP for these available workshops, please complete the Grant Writing Workshops RSVP from.
Grant Writing Workshops
Grant Writing Tips (PDF)
This “tips guide” provides information on how to write a successful grant, focusing on applications by SJSU faculty to the National Institute of Health in particular.
Center for Faculty Development Support
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)
Visit the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) website to take advantage of individual member benefits, including a core curriculum of monthly webinars, a series of online multi-week courses, a discussion forum where faculty can exchange ideas and professional productivity strategies with peers at institutions from across the nation, and a weekly “Monday Motivator” newsletter.
The Office of Research holds an institutional membership with NCFDD, enabling SJSU faculty to receive member benefits. For information on how to register, please contact Amy.Strage@sjsu.edu
College of Science Education Program
The expertise of the Science Education faculty can help support and inform SJSU endeavors by promoting student success and retention through evidence-based, high-impact practices with the Science Education Program.
SJSU Research Foundation Support
The SJSU Research Foundation provides the following grant-related resources:
This valuable guide outlines general responsibilities, presents an overview of project management and provides PIs and their staff with policies, documentation, and forms. This guide is a must-read for those starting the grant process for the first time.
Each of the Research Foundation's sponsored programs managers is responsible for supporting grant information for faculty members in one or more specific colleges or programs.
The Research Foundation regularly presents workshops on grant development, grant writing, and research compliance training for SJSU faculty and staff.
SJSU Tower Foundation Support
Part of the University Advancement Division, the Tower Foundation is SJSU's auxiliary organization dedicated solely to philanthropy. Tower assists with the development, administration, and banking of SJSU philanthropic donations from alumni, friends of the university, corporations, and foundations. The University's Corporate & Foundation Relations team collaborates with faculty and the Tower Foundation on creation and submission of gift and grant proposals to corporations and foundations.