Research Project Administration Guide

The SJSU Research Foundation Project Administration Guide provides an overview our services, outlines general requirements and responsibilities, and provides principal investigators and their staff with the 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 (PI) with the Research Foundation.

Sponsored Programs

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

Self-Support Programs

Self-Support programs include a broad range of not-for-credit educational activities directed by SJSU faculty, administrators or the Research Foundation.

Inside the Project Admin Guide

Finding Funding Opportunities

Searching for funding is a multifaceted, collaborative effort. OSP provides resource & support to make your search successful.

Developing & Submitting Proposals

OSP partners with investigators proposals meet all federal, state, university and other guidelines.

Award Negotiation & Setup

OSP managers assist PIs with pre- and post-award administrative and financial details.

Managing Projects

PIs and OSP work together to manage everything from hiring project staff to overseeing expenditures.

Closing Projects

OSP managers support PIs in producing the final reports and deliverables.

project lifecyle depicted in honeycomb pattern

SJSU Project Lifecycle

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) supports PIs through every step of the project lifecycle. Let us know how we can help assist you!

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