Principal Investigators

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What will you discover?

The world is full of questions. We're here to help you answer them. Explore funding opportunities, learn how to build a solid proposal, and get ready to discover.

Research Resources for You

Finding Funding

We make it easy for you to explore available grants and awards. We post and send alerts about new funding opportunities and maintain a list of databases.

Find funding sources

Developing and Submitting Proposals

Winning grants and contracts is a highly competitive effort. Early planning and scrupulous attention to detail is crucial. Our team partners with you to create and develop a strong proposal. 

Get proposal information

Proposal Routing and Approval

Before you submit your proposal to a sponsoring organization, Research Foundation staff can help ensure you've met all of the requirements.

Learn more about routing and required approvals.

Award Negotiation and Set-Up

After your award is finalized, we'll provide you training on our grant management system, set up purchasing accounts, and help you staff your project.

Learn about setting up project accounts.

Managing Projects

Research projects have many moving parts. You focus on the scientific inquiry, and we'll handle the administrative and financial details for you.

Explore project management details

Project Closeout

At the project's close, your sponsoring organization will require final reports and other deliverables. These could include technical documents and financial reports.

Get project closing details

New to Research at SJSU?

Getting Started

The project lifecycle begins with a question or idea, and the process builds from there. We'll provide you a road map of what's ahead.

Get started

Qualifying as a Principal Investigator

New to research at SJSU? Find out what you need to know about qualifying as a principal investigator.

Qualify as Principal Investigator

Project Administration Guide

As a supplement to the personal support you'll receive from our team, we've created a comprehensive project administration guide.

Access the Project Administration Guide