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Currently in Phase 4 of SJSU’s RSCA Adapt Plan

The Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) operation is currently in Phase 4 of SJSU’s RSCA Adapt Plan. Visit the SJSU'S RSCA Adapt Plan page to learn more about the specific changes allowed under Phase 4.

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The Office of Research is part of the Division of Research and Innovation. Our office offers faculty and students a wide variety of services related to their research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA). The Office of Research staff assist with proposal development, proposal submission to external funding agencies, and guidance to assure that RSCA is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical and regulatory standards. Whatever your research area of need, the Office of Research can help.


Research is a top priority at SJSU. The Office of Research provides the culture and structure that facilitate the conduct and dissemination of research.

Research Development

Ready to get your research off the ground? The Research Development team is here to support your RSCA efforts. We are available to help with internal and extramural funding opportunities.

Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides pre- and post-award services and self-support program management services for SJSU's sponsored programs and projects. 

We also provide grant search tools and grant-related information services, proposal development and submission services and proposal processing services.

Research Compliance

The key responsibility of the Office of Research is to ensure that research, scholarship and creative activities at SJSU are conducted safely, ethically and legally.

As a part of this mission, we coordinate the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).


Through RSCA students can participate in cutting edge research and scholarship, create new knowledge and works, and positively impact their communities and careers as part of their educational experience at SJSU. The Office of Research offers a variety of programs and resources designed to assist students in finding and successfully completing their RSCA.


SJSU welcomes and supports research partnerships both internally and externally. These partnerships not only help broaden the impact of our faculty's RSCA and invite resource and knowledge sharing , they ultimately enhance the overall education and RSCA experiences of our students. 


The Office of Research provides a variety of resources to help faculty and students with their research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA).