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Dr. Rhonda Bibbs Accepted into Grants Development Institute

Smith Institute would like to congratulate Dr. Rhonda Bibbs, Assistant Professor in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and former Smith Institute Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Fellow on her acceptance to the Office of Sponsored Programs’ Grant Development Institute (GDI)!


Funding for NCUR Conference Participation

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is hosting a virtual conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which will allow students to practice the skills that will help to advance their careers after graduation. The NCUR @ Home event will take place April 12-14 2021, virtually. Smith Institute for Applied Research encourages students to submit an abstract by November 1st, but are able to submit as late as December 1st for standard registration. Please follow the steps below:


Lend Your Voice to the Five Points Programming

JCSU faculty, staff, and students are critical stakeholders in the Historic West End community. As such, our hope is that you will share your ideas for programming Five Points Plaza. Five Points Plaza is the intersection of Beatties Ford Rd, West Trade St., Rozelles Ferry Road, and Fifth Street that is adjacent to our campus. 


2020-2021 Grants Development Institute

JCSU Faculty are encouraged to apply to the Grants Development Institute (GDI). Participants in the GDI commit to attending workshops over the course of one year, resulting in grants submissions with improved quality on behalf of Johnson C. Smith University.

Welcome Students

We’re wishing you all the best for the new semester!

Regardless of whether you are new on your research journey, or can develop a research project from start to finish, Smith Institute wants to support you in your research journey.

What is Research?

Johnson C. Smith University has defined research1 as: 

The systematic, disciplined investigation of a question with a clear, defined goal but without a preconceived end in order to create knowledge for the self or for the broader community.


Student Research Travel Scholarships

Ready to present your research at a conference? Smith Institute for Applied Research offers Conference Travel Support Scholarships for students! Apply here for travel scholarships! Each scholarship provides up to $1500 to individual Johnson C. Smith University undergraduate or graduate students to toward the cost of travel to attend or present at a professional conference or professional meeting.


Smith Institute Strategy Programs and Impact

Learn more about the benefits fo undergraduate research, Smith Institute for Applied Research’s strategy, signature programs, and our impact. (more…)

Awards Ceremony for the 2020 Student Research Poster Competition

Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who participated in the 2020 Student Research Poster Competition! Watch, below to see who won in each category!


Undergraduate Student Research Competition hosted virtually by Smith Institute

Cheer on JCSU undergraduate researchers as they compete for cash prizes! See the research posters!