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Supporting Research and Entrepreneurship at SJSU

The Division of Research and Innovation works with the entire campus to seek internal and external support for faculty and student research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA), and institutional projects that support the educational and service mission of the university. Collaboration is sought across disciplines, departments, and community partners in preparing proposals to federal, state, and private agencies.

Our Units

Office of Research

Research is a top priority at SJSU. The Office of Research offers faculty and students a wide variety of services to support their research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA) while ensuring that research is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical and regulatory standards.

Office of Innovation

Innovation and industry collaboration go hand in hand. The Office of Innovation is focused on nurturing and growing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that will enhance the local, regional, and global impact of SJSU research.

Research Foundation

The SJSU Research Foundation (RF) provides administrative and business support to the campus research enterprise. Under the RF umbrella, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides pre- and post-award services and self-support program management services for SJSU’s sponsored programs and projects.

Faculty and Student Spotlight

Dr. Saili Kulkarni

SJSU Assistant Professor Awarded Spencer Foundation Grant to Support Her Fight for Minority PK-12 Students with Disabilities

Saili Kulkarni, Assistant Professor of Special Education at San José State University, has been awarded a racial equity grant from the Spencer Foundation for her research studying the intersections of disability and race and the implications for PK-12 education, justice studies and educators.

Ed Cohen.

Social Work Professor Finds Online Substance-Abuse Prevention Programs Work During a Pandemic

Ed Cohen found that despite the contexts of COVID-19, relational group interventions can be feasibly administered online and can effect changes required to break the cycle of substance use problems and adverse family experiences.

Wencen Wu.

Assistant Professor Awarded CSU STEM-NET Faculty Fellowship

Wencen Wu, Assistant Professor of Engineering, has been selected to serve as a California State University (CSU) STEM-NET Faculty Fellow and as a result, received the CSU Interagency Grant Award for the 2021-2022 academic year.