A research team posing with solar panels and electronics.
Ruben Flores, '20 Electrical Engineering; Vaishali Yasala, '20 MS Electrical Engineering; Assistant Professor Mohamed Badawy; Mauricio Alvarado, '20 MS Electrical Engineering. This faculty-student research team is developing methods for enhancing the efficiency and reducing the cost of solar power.

Supporting Discovery

As an integral part of the Division of Research and Innovation, the SJSU Research Foundation provides administrative and business support to the campus research enterprise. In doing so, we are continually inspired by the intellect, creativity, and dedication demonstrated by our principal investigators, who explore groundbreaking scientific theories, conduct progressive engineering research, and lead initiatives that transform the community.

See how we're helping to change the world.

Getting Started

Thinking about embarking on a research endeavor? Learn the details of successful proposal submission and other steps in the project life cycle.

Annual Report

Meet the principal investigators featured in the Research Foundation's 2022 Annual Report.

New Awards!

See the list of grants and contracts recently awarded to our SJSU researchers.

COVID-19 Information

Read current updates including:

  • Guidelines for Self-Reporting,
  • SJSU's RSCA Adapt Plan,
  • Timpany Center Requirements, and more.

News and Updates

  • New Mileage Rates for Business Travel — Effective January 1, 2023
  • Board Meeting held Friday, December 9, 2022
  • New Supplier Request Form introduced by SJSURF Accounts Payable
  • Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Cost Recovery and Distribution
  • CA Minimum Wage Change — Effective January 1, 2022
  • San Jose Minimum Wage — Effective January 1, 2022, San Jose minimum wage will be $16.20 per hour for those working within San Jose city limits.

Open Positions

We're hiring! Take a look at the Research Foundation's open positions.


Quick access to all the forms you need for Research Foundation tasks and processes.

PI Online

Review Account Status reports, approve timecards, see monthly statements, and more.

Employee Online

Submit your timecard, track your vacation time, review tax information and more.