Funding Support

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).

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). 2019 Workshop dates will be posted when available.

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.

ProQuest Pivot - Funding Database

Identify funding opportunities with ProQuest Pivot, a web-based discovery and workflow tool that combines a comprehensive source of global funding opportunities with the largest collection of scholar profiles. Users can explore new avenues for funding, and manage the results of the process.

Center for Faculty Development Support

The Center for Faculty Development provides grant writing support through topic-centered working groups and other workshops.

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

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:

Project Administration Guide

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.

Sponsored Program Managers

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.

Research Foundation Workshops

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.