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The SJSU Research Foundation
Founded in 2002, the SJSU Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides administrative and business support to the campus research enterprise. Its purpose is to inspire and support Principal Investigators, who are leaders in their field, and who conduct innovative and progressive engineering research that transforms the world.
501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
Among the many programs and organizations at San Jose State University, the SJSU Research Foundation is one of the most significant. This nonprofit auxiliary organization supports the university’s mission of research and education. The organization is a crucial partner in the campus community, providing an entrepreneurial framework for external engagement.
The SJSU Research Foundation is responsible for providing financial oversight for a variety of non-state funded educational activities. The organization also manages contracts, grants and other self-supporting programs, and provides support to faculty through the proposal writing process.
The Research Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit auxiliary organization that employs more than 1,000 people in its central offices in downtown San Jose. The organization is governed by a board of directors. Its mission is to support the research and teaching mission of San Jose State University, as well as other non-state funded educational activities.
Board of directors
Located in San Jose, California, the SJSU Research Foundation is an auxiliary of San Jose State University. The organization was founded in 1932 as San Jose State College Corporation. It changed its name to the San Jose State University Foundation in 1975. Today, it is one of the oldest nonprofit corporations within the California State University system.
The Research Foundation supports principal investigators in their quest for knowledge. Funding includes state and federal funding, as well as private funding. Its revenues are nearly $60 million each year. It also provides specialized business services.
The SJSU Research Foundation is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors for the academic year 2021-22. Candidates must be engaged in research or scholarship, or in a creative activity. The nomination pool will be screened, with final selection made by October 22.
Tasks and processes
Among its many functions, the SJSU Research Foundation is a fiscal liaison between San Jose State University and externally funded grants. It also provides administrative support for the campus research enterprise.
The foundation has an annual budget of nearly $60 million and employs almost 1,000 people. The organization’s Human Resources department is available to answer any questions.
The Foundation’s IT systems are overseen by its Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) team. They provide assistance to principal investigators and maintain an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports all functional areas of the Research Foundation.
The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. This includes providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The Foundation also maintains a state-of-the-art employee benefits portal. This includes information on W-2s, health benefits, and employee discounts.
Partnerships with corporations and foundations
Located in San Jose, California, the San Jose State University Research Foundation is a partner with corporations and foundations. This foundation supports faculty members and the research proposal process. It works in collaboration with the university’s Office of Research to ensure that all research is in accordance with policies and procedures. It also provides support to faculty members submitting proposals for external funding.
The SJSU Research Foundation offers pre-award services, including preparing budgets, interpreting sponsoring agency guidelines, and coordinating necessary approvals. The Foundation also offers post-award services, such as oversight of fiscal and contractual agreements and compliance with federal guidelines. It provides administrative support to the principal investigator and the sponsoring agency.
San Jose State University Research Foundation has been an integral part of the SJSU community for more than 70 years. Today, it serves as a partner with corporations and foundations in the University’s quest for excellence.
Among its missions, San Jose State University (SJSU) is to enrich the lives of its students. Its mission is also to transmit knowledge to its students and expand the base of knowledge through scholarship. As part of its mission, SJSU participates in the local policy making process through engagement with various stakeholders.
SJSU is a member of the California State University (CSU) system, which is comprised of 23 campuses. CSUs participate in public policy through open dialogue and advocacy efforts. The CSU’s Advocacy and State Relations (ASR) team participates in state-wide advocacy on issues such as energy and sustainability. ASR also works with the Governor’s Office Sustainability Task Force.
The SJSU Research Foundation works with faculty members and PIs to support research proposal development and support faculty through the research proposal process. In addition, SJSU Facilities and Sustainability staff work closely with local government officials to ensure local policy is crafted with the university in mind.