Grant Support

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


Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Grant 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:

RSCA General Description and Instructions Spring 2015 (pdf)
RSCA Application Cover Page Spring 2015 (pdf) (Add a separate proposal narrative. See General Description and Instruction above.)
Budget Worksheet Spring 2015 (pdf)
Report Template (xls)

Sample RSCA proposals: Art and Art History (pdf);  Biological Sciences (pdf)Library and Information Science (pdf); Psychology (pdf).

Faculty Training

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

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

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:

Funding Opportunities
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.

Project Administration Guide (pdf)
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.

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.