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How to Write a Research Abstract

If you have ever wanted to learn how to write a research abstract, Smith Institute for Applied Research has developed a video specifically for this purpose.


Smith Institute & the GSPAR Division Welcome Dr. Erika Dugo to the Team

Smith Institute for Applied Research and the Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to welcome Dr. Erika Dugo to the division of Government Sponsored Programs (GSPAR) at JCSU.


Graduate School Workshop Series

Want to learn more about graduate school? Not sure what it takes to get in? Join our virtual workshop series to learn more!

Smith Institute for Applied Research will host the virtual Graduate School Workshop Series to prepare students for the graduate school application process. Part 1 will provide an introduction to graduate school, and will take place at different times to accommodate student schedules:


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 in their careers after graduation. The virtual NCUR @ Home event will take place April 12-14 2021. Smith Institute for Applied Research encourages students to submit an abstract by the December 1st deadline for standard registration. Interested students should 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!


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.