Humboldt State University

"Local Research. Global Reach"


HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation (HSU SPF) is an auxiliary organization to Humboldt State University under the direction and control of a Board of Directors. HSU SPF is a California not-for-profit, public benefit corporation, having been incorporated in 1952. It is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and under Section 23701 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.

HSU SPF's primary mission is to provide the Humboldt State University community with professional and accessible pre- and post-award grant and contract services. HSU SPF administers virtually all externally-funded grants/contracts and submits proposals to external funding agencies on behalf of Humboldt State University.

Our staff works to facilitate efforts that support our students through involvement in research that enhances the likelihood that our students will graduate and strive for a higher degree, will achieve at the highest levels, and will remember HSU as their starting point. 

As part of the Office of Research, HSU SPF is also located in the Student Business Services Building, Room 427. HSU SPF can be reached by phone at (707) 826-4189 or by e-mail at