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Research Project Administration Guide

The SJSU Research Foundation Project Administration Guide provides an overview of Research Foundation services, outlines general requirements and responsibilities, and provides principal investigators and their staff with the critical information and tools needed to locate funding, develop and submit proposals, and successfully manage their externally funded projects and programs.

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Getting Started

Principal Investigator Eligibility

Learn about qualifying for and becoming a Principal Investigator.

Qualifying as a PI

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored programs are projects or activities that are funded by an external organization such as a federal, state, county, or city organization.

Elements of a sponsored program

Self-Support Programs

Self-Support programs include a broad range of education-related activities that are non-state-funded, not for academic credit, and are directed by SJSU faculty, administrators or Research Foundation management.

Examples of self-support activities

Visual representation of the complete research project lifecycle.

Closing Out Projects - the Final Stage

OSP managers support Principal Investigators through producing the final reports and deliverables required by the the University and funding agencies.

Learn more about the end of the research project life cycle.