Research Development

Research Development Launches Virtual Support Initiative for Researchers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has presented us with many challenges, but it has and will continue to present new research funding opportunities. The Research Development Team is here to help you apply for these COVID-19 related funding opportunities – as well as any other extramural funding. Join us at our office hours described below and see our COVID-19 related funding summary and the Research Foundation’s COVID-19 funding list.

Research and Innovation Division Extramural Funding Incentive Program

The Division of Research & Innovation is committed to supporting faculty
efforts to fund research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA). As such,
the VPRI has announced a limited-time incentive program to
encourage submission of extramural grant proposals. Principal Investigators (PIs) who submit qualifying proposals between April 1, and December 31, 2020, will receive a “submission incentive” in the form of $500 in RSCA funds deposited into their SJSU Research Foundation account for RSCA-related expenditures. Also, faculty members, whose grant is
awarded, will receive an “award incentive” in the form of additional RSCA funds equivalent to 1% of the facilities and administrative (F&A) cost-bearing amount of the SJSU award up to a maximum of $2,000. PIs are encouraged to submit several qualifying grant applications; each PI may receive one submission incentive and an unlimited number of award incentives.

A qualifying proposal is an institutional* grant that meets all the following criteria: 1.)The funding period is at least two years. 2.) The proposal is submitted through and processed by the SJSU Research Foundation by December 31, 2020 - no time limit on award date. 3.) The submission timeline follows the SJSU Research Foundation recommended proposal submission timeline (rush submissions will not qualify). 4.) The proposal must go through
verifiable review by a RSCA active faculty member (at SJSU or externally - copies of the review(s) required), or by the SJSU Research Development team (Julia Gaudinski and Paula Kenyon).

*Institutional grants do not include those that solely provide faculty membership to a
professional organization or other personal career development opportunities.

Extramural Funding Incentive Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Research Development Virtual Office Hours

Every Monday and Thursday from 2:30-4:00 p.m., the Research Development team will be hosting virtual office hours to help you answer any questions about a particular funding opportunity and start helping with your proposal strategy and plan.  Reserve a 20-minute window during these office hours by emailing the Director of Research Development who will schedule the Zoom room.

Research & Innovation Leadership Virtual Office Hours

Mohamed Abousalem, Vice President for Research and Innovation, and Pamela Stacks, Associate Vice President of Research, will be available every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss process, policy, and resource questions related to research and innovation at SJSU. We ask that you reserve a 20-minute window during these office hours by emailing Minh Chau Barr who will schedule the Zoom room.