Internal SJSU Funding

2023-24 Funding Programs Overview

2023-24 internal funding calendar.

Annual R&I Faculty Funding Opportunities

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SJSU RSCA Seed Grant Program

Partially funded by the CSU Chancellor's Office, in support of all Unit 3 Faculty, this initial seed grant is to support faculty starting new RSCA projects with no previous funding. 

Award Type: Grant

Award Amount: Up to $7,500

Deadline: December 8, 2023

Seed Grant Program FAQ

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VPRI Teaming Award

Intended to build the capacity of SJSU faculty to design and conduct RSCA collaboratively with faculty both at SJSU and/or external institutions.

Award Type: Grant

Award Amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: December 8, 2023

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SJSU RSCA Equipment Grant

Designed to provide internal support for RSCA equipment, specifically for equipment that cannot be funded through external sources such as the NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) or entirely through other internal SJSU funding sources.

Award Type: Grant

Award Amount: Up to $35,000

Deadline: December 8, 2023

Other R&I Funding Programs

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University Grants Academy (UGA)

The UGA supports faculty members from across the SJSU campus through the process of writing a significant external grant proposal to fund their RSCA. Faculty can apply to the spring session or a compacted ten-week session in the summer.

Award Type: Fellowship

Award Amount: .2 Assigned Time

Deadline: April 12, 2024


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University Grants Academy Research Clusters (UGA)

The UGA Research Clusters (UGA RC) program will enable a group of faculty members to write and plan much larger grants as a team during Spring 2024 and will directly reflect SJSU’s research strengths and priorities, and topics of national and global importance.

Award Type: Fellowship

Award Amount: .2 Assigned Time

Deadline: October 9, 2023

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Rapid Response Initiative

To provide a mechanism of internal support for RSCA that requires a rapid turnaround due to special circumstances. 

Award Type: Grant

Award Amount: Up to $7,500

Deadline: Rolling through 06/30/2025

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2023-24 STEM-NET Faculty Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research SEED Grant Program

To support and encourage the development of interdisciplinary research and scholarship collaborations by faculty members in STEM and the social sciences, humanities, and arts. 

Award Type: Grant

Award Amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: October 4, 2023 by 5 p.m.