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Research & Creative Activities
The Office of Research, by fostering a culture of innovation and inclusion, supports our teacher-scholars in their efforts to conduct research in a safe and ethical manner, identify and secure external funding, patent their innovations, and communicate their work in a variety of venues.  In recognition of the myriad forms that scholarship and creative activities may take, we provide a robust network of internal funding options, resources, and infrastructure for both our faculty and students, allowing research to flourish while fostering collaborations across disciplines.  


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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