About SDSU Research Foundation
To assist and advance the research mission of San Diego State University, a leading public research university and the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region.
Past and Present
Established in 1943, SDSU Research Foundation is a non-profit, auxiliary organization chartered to further the educational, research and community service objectives of San Diego State University. SDSU Research Foundation is currently administering approximately 1,200 active grants and contracts, and annual revenues of $180 million. With 148 central support staff and over 2,000 grant and contract project employees, it is the largest auxiliary in the state of California.
Governed by a board of directors, SDSU Research Foundation provides “cradle-to- grave” grant services, including: helping faculty identify funding opportunities, proposal budgeting and submission, award administration, payroll and purchasing services, and providing facilities to house research projects.
From account set-up through close-out and final audit, our staff ensure compliance with federal, state, CSU and SDSU regulations and that monies are spent appropriately to achieve sponsor objectives.