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The San José State University Research Foundation's central administration is organized in five departments that provide the business infrastructure and professional services essential to support and promote SJSU's externally funded research and public service programs.


Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) manages all externally funded grant and contract activity of San José State faculty and staff. OSP services, organized by pre- and post-award activities, are designed to maximize each faculty member's ability to primarily focus on his or her research with the confidence that many of the research administration functions are being carried out by OSP staff. OSP also works directly with government agencies, corporations, private foundations, and other sponsoring partners of externally funded programs.

Pre-award services include targeted email funding alerts, access to funding databases, guides for grant writing, and the proposal development expertise to assist with the submission of effective, competitive proposals. Contact Jeanne Dittman at (408) 924-1434 or email

Post-award services include all budget and account and contract management services associated with grant and contract awards. OSP also provides assistance with protecting and commercializing SJSU intellectual property. Contact Lan Duong at (408) 924-1426 or email

Enterprise Programs
Enterprise Programs provides administrative management services for University programs that are self-supported, that is, supported by fees such as faculty-hosted conferences and workshops. Contact Jeanne Dittman at (408) 924-1434 or e-mail
Finance and Accounting
The Research Foundation's Department of Finance and Accounting includes Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger Accounting, Treasury, Property Management, Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Information Technology Support Services. Contact Kam Lam at (408) 924-1438 or email
Human Resources
The Research Foundation's Department of Human Resources provides a full range of personnel services including recruitment, employment, benefits, employee relations, professional development and training, Workers' Compensation, independent contracting, and payroll. Contact Steve Barranti at (408) 924-7299 or email

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