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Research & Creative Activities


We support faculty in their effort to communicate their scholarly work in a variety of venues, identify and secure external funding, foster collaborations, and patent their innovations. We also provide a robust network of internal funding and overall support for both faculty and students in advancing research at the University. Explore the resources below to learn more about funding opportunities and support we provide.


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    Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

    SPO provides a full range of services to faculty and staff at every stage of the grant process from initial inquiry, through proposal development, review, and submission, to grant management and final closeout. 

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    Intellectual Property

    Santa Clara University is committed to supporting the development of new technologies. This website provides necessary forms and agreements related to patents and inventions.



Contacts for Research

Eric Tillman, Associate Provost for Research

Sam Herman, Administrative Associate for Research

Staff Contacts for SPO

Contacts for ORCI: Sam Herman or Esther Pham, Director

Additional Contacts Can Be Found in the Provost's Office Directory

Research By The Numbers

Over $9,000,000

From external sponsored projects was expended in FY21



The dollar value of Publication Awards granted to faculty between 7/1/21 and 2/15/22



The number of new patent applications processed between 7/21/21 and 2/15/22



Of 20 total applications for Summer Stipends and Faculty Course Releases in 2022, 15 were approved