About the Research Foundation
Student and faculty engagement in research, scholarship and creative activity is central to the mission of San José State University. Opportunities abound to pursue an exciting array of basic and applied research, investigate space and planets, explore literature and the arts, examine health and social services issues, and create partnerships with Silicon Valley's most progressive technology companies.
The San José State University Research Foundation is here to partner with SJSU faculty and PIs to accomplish their research goals. The Research Foundation team supports faculty through each step in the research proposal process: planning a project, identifying sources of funding, developing a grant proposal, submitting proposals to sponsoring agencies, and managing business details once the project is funded. Contact your college's assigned sponsored programs manager to get your project started.
In a typical year the Research Foundation manages about $65 million in new revenues funded by government and non-governmental sources. Additionally, combined multi-year programs comprise about $220 million in an active grants pipeline. The Research Foundation also provides employment support to more than 1,800 individuals, including faculty, students, research affiliates, and staff.