The Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (KSURSF), Inc. is the contracting entity for externally funded projects at KSU. KSURSF was incorporated under Georgia law as a nonprofit corporation on September 7, 2005 and was granted 501(c) (3) status on December 20, 2007, with August 29, 2005 as the effective date of exemption. KSURSF serves Kennesaw State University as a University System of Georgia-approved cooperative organization.

KSURSF fulfills two roles:

  • KSURSF is the applicant institution for all proposals for external funding, and awarded projects are subcontracted to KSU under a master agreement between KSURSF and the University. Please visit the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration website for more information.
  • KSURSF is the agent charged with assisting faculty, staff and students in the protection and management of intellectual property on behalf of the University, to further the research mission of the University and support expanded scholarship opportunities.  Please visit the Office of Intellectual Property Development website for more information.