We are here to support your work 

The Research Advancement Division, along with the SDSU Research Foundation, is responsible for supporting and furthering the research, education and community service mission of SDSU. The division assists faculty and deans in devising strategies to advance and expand SDSU’s research endeavors. Our staff develops cooperative multidisciplinary, multi-institutional partnership programs; provides program management for a diverse portfolio of sponsored programs; and offers training, proposal review services and mentorship to our research-active faculty and students.

Proposal Development Link

Funding Opportunities link



How can we help?

  • Consider meeting with our staff to see how they can help you optimize your grant proposals
  • Apply for one of our fellowships and trainings
  • Participate in our review services and receive expert feedback on your proposal
  • Learn about SDSU's internal funding opportunities

Our Staff

John Crockett

Dr. John Crockett

Associate Vice President, Research Advancement

619 594-3176

John McMillian

John McMillan

Director of Research Initiatives, Engineering & Physical Sciences

619 594-1353


Nadia Campbell

Nadia Campbell

Director of Research Initiatives, Health Sciences


Rebecca Lewison
Dr. Rebecca Lewison

Director of Research Initiatives, Broadening Inclusive Excellence 

Karen May-Newman

Dr. Karen May-Newman

Executive Director, STEM Teaching, Learning and Innovation

Araceli Saucedo

Araceli Saucedo

Assistant Director Research Initiative, SDSU-Imperial Valley