Student and faculty engagement in research, scholarship and creative activity is central to the mission of San José State University. Opportunities abound for the pursuit of research in all fields: sciences relating to the earth, sea and sky; health and social services; literature and the arts; and engineering topics that relate to progressive Silicon Valley technologies.
The San José State University Research Foundation supports SJSU Principal Investigators in achieving their research goals. Our team guides researchers through each step in the administrative process: planning a project, identifying sources of funding, developing proposals, submitting proposals to sponsoring agencies, and managing business details once the project is funded. Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs to start your project.
Presently the Research Foundation manages more than $250M in an active research grants portfolio that generates nearly $60M in research-related expenditures annually. The Research Foundation also provides direct and/or indirect employment to more than 1,500 individuals, including faculty, students, research affiliates, and staff.