The Office of Research, the Center for Faculty Development, and the SJSU Research Foundation collaborate to offer a variety of programs and resources designed to assist faculty in honing their research interests, identifying funding sources, and crafting grant proposals. The support and services provided by each of these offices is 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 and Services
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.
Annual Mini-Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Program
The RSCA grant program provides support to faculty for their research, scholarship, and creative activities. The award may be in the form of release time, a summer stipend, or funds. Faculty who receive funding through this program are expected to share their accomplishments at a campus-wide event and will also be expected to serve as a resource for prospective applicants. The forms needed to apply for the grant are as follows:
- General Description and Instructions 2016-17 (PDF)
- Application Cover Page 2016-17 (PDF) (Add a separate proposal narrative. See General Description and Instruction above.)
- Budget Worksheet 2016-17 (PDF)
- Report Template (XLS)
- Sample RSCA proposals: Art and Art History (PDF); Biological Sciences (PDF); Library and Information Science (PDF); Psychology (PDF)
Grant Writing Tips
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.
Research Compliance Training Courses
Find out about training courses related to responsible conduct of research, including required courses in human subjects research, animal care and use, and conflict of interest.
Center for Faculty Development Support and Services
SJSU Research Foundation Support and Services
The SJSU Research Foundation manages externally-funded projects on behalf of SJSU and provides the following grant-related resources:
Find out about sources of funding and sign up to receive funding alerts.
In addition to the information provided on the Research Foundation website, please speak with your deans about university funding which may be available to you.
This valuable guide outlines general responsibilities, presents an overview of project managements 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.
CSU Support and Services
Funding opportunities are also available through CSU Affinity Groups: