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.
Principal Investigator Eligibility
Learn about qualifying for and becoming a Principal Investigator.
Sponsored programs are projects or activities that are funded by an external organization such as a federal, state, county, or city organization.
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.
Project Life Cycle
Searching for funding is a multifaceted, collaborative effort. OSP provides resource & support to make your search successful.
Developing & Submitting Proposals
OSP is here to partner with investigators to ensure that the proposal meets all federal, state, university guidelines and other requirements.
Award Negotiation & Setup
OSP managers assist principal investigators with administrative & financial details of their projects & contracts pre- and post-award.
OSP managers support Principal Investigators through producing the final reports and deliverables required by the the University and funding agencies.