"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."

– Zora Neale Hurston

Woman in hijab at microscope

At San José State University, we engage broadly in the scholarly enterprise of creating new knowledge and art. We refer to the broad enterprise as Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, or RSCA.

RSCA Opportunities for Graduate Students

Graduate students wishing to engage in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative activities should contact the faculty member early in their graduate career.


Student Research Competition

The 23 campuses of the California State University system send representatives to an annual research competition that features the best work of graduate and undergraduate students. 


Office of Research

The Office of Research strives to support the development of individual and collaborative research efforts.


SJSU Research Foundation

The Research Foundation manages all sponsored research activities at SJSU.