Research Development

What is Research Development?

Research Development encompasses a set of strategic capacity-building activities designed to enhance faculty and administrators' ability to increase competitiveness and secure extramural RSCA funding. 

The Mission of Research Development at San ​José State University

Our mission is to maximize the institutional capacity for extramural funding by building a robust SJSU research culture in support of faculty-led, student-focused, multidisciplinary research that empowers SJSU to lead in the creation of public impact research delivering social and economic benefits to our local, regional, and global communities.

Virtual Office Hours

Every Monday from 2:30 to 4pm and Friday from 2:00 - 3:30 pm, 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 with your Research Development Specialist (RDS):

  • Barbara Sasso - Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
  • Anna Dizack - College of Science, and the Connie L. Lurie College of Education
  • Brigette Brown - College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Humanities and the Arts, and College of Social Sciences

If your college is not listed here, please email so we may direct your inquiry appropriately.