News and Updates

SJSU Research Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

The next SJSU Research Foundation Board of Directors meeting will be held September 16, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. 

Call for Nominations: Student Candidates for the SJSU Research Foundation Board of Directors

We are seeking nominations for an SJSU student to serve on the SJSU Research Foundation Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 academic year. The candidate should be engaged in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity (RSCA) at SJSU and can be an undergraduate or a graduate student.

Please send your nominations to:
Andrew Exner 
SJSU Research Foundation Executive Director and 
Research Foundation Board of Directors Secretary 

Please include the following:
1. Letter stating your reason for the nomination,
2. Student’s resume or CV, and
3. One paragraph statement of interest written by the student

The deadline for nominations is September 24, 2021.

Students selected from the nomination pool will be interviewed between September 27 and October 8. The final selection will be made by October 22.

Please contact Andrew Exner ( with any questions.

Timpany Center Update

San José State University
Department of Strategic Communications and Marketing
Office of the President

Timpany Center Status due to Orange Tier

As of 4/12/2021

The Timpany Center, a non-profit educational and therapeutic service center that serves community members through a partnership between San José State University Research Foundation (SJSURF) and Santa Clara County, has been closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Santa Clara County has moved to the Moderate (orange) tier in California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy criteria system, the Timpany Center will continue to be closed to ensure the safety and well-being of its community.

Reasons for Why the Timpany Center Remains Closed

  • With most patrons of the Timpany Center falling under high-risk categories due to COVID-19, we will only reopen when we can ensure the safety of everyone who visits the center. 
  • The State’s Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Centers [pdf] states that certain groups, including people aged 65 or older and those with serious underlying medical conditions, are at higher risk of hospitalization and serious complications. 
  • Transmission is most likely when people are in close contact or in a poorly ventilated area with an infected person, even if that person does not have any symptoms or has not yet developed symptoms. 

Additionally, Santa Clara County is conducting repair work on the center’s pool. These repairs are expected to be complete in late summer. 

It is important to note that even if the county’s guidelines allow for limited indoor pool operation, San José State University and the SJSU Research Foundation will use critical judgement in assessing the safety and the financial viability of reopening and operating the Timpany Center. The safety and well-being of our community and the long-term sustainability of the Timpany Center are our highest priority. 

SJSU and SJSURF understand the importance of the Timpany Center to our community. Although it is a tough decision, keeping the center closed now increases the likelihood of a stronger return for Timpany Center. 

Clarification of Facilities & Administrative Charges and Distribution - April 23, 2020

An integral part of every proposal budget, facilities and administrative (F&A) costs are general operating expenses and costs incurred by both San José State University and the SJSU Research Foundation in support of sponsored programs that are not readily associated with a single project, account, or transaction. In his April 23, 2020 F&A Communication [pdf], San José State University Research and Innovation Vice President and SJSU Research Foundation Board of Directors President, Mohamed Abousalem provides clarification of F&A charges and distribution.

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