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Reference Materials Available in Carnegie Hall

Visit Carnegie Hall to view Smith Institute for Applied Research’s reference materials! Titles include: Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, Research Methods for Community Change, Principles of Modeling and Simulations, Washington and Wesley Heights Neighborhood Plan, West End Land Use and Pedscape Plan, and others. To check-out items, please be sure to sign the sign in sheet attached to the clip board and return materials within a month.

Summer Faculty Writing Workshop Series: Call for Applicants

Smith Institute for Applied Research is accepting applications for its 3-day virtual Summer Faculty Writing Workshop series. All faculty members who have a publication, book chapter, article, or other research or creative work are encouraged to apply by the application deadline of June 4th at 11:59pm EST! The series will be held June 23-June 25, 2021. Smith Institute invites you to dust off that draft, and join us to gain valuable tips for enhancing your writing productivity and garner support from your peers. For full eligibility requirements, please see below.


Faculty & Staff CURE Fellowship Application Open for 2021

Smith Institute for Applied Research announces the opening of the 2021 Faculty CURE Fellowship application. If you are a faculty member interested in incorporating research experiences into your course and are looking for the time and training to give your students experiential learning opportunities, apply by May 27th at 11:59pm. This year’s fellowship training will take place the week of June 7, 2021 – June 11, 2021.


2021 Awards Ceremony for the Student Research Poster Competition

Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who participated in the 2021 Student Research Poster Competition! Who won the competition? Watch, below to see who won in each category!


2021 Annual Student Research Competition Dates Announced

Smith Institute for Applied Research at Johnson C. Smith University will host its annual Student Research Poster Competition virtually as part of the Council on Undergraduate Research’s CUR Week, April 19th-April 23rd.

Leading up to the event, faculty mentors and the Smith Institute team have prepared undergraduate students to develop quality research posters across disciplines. Entrants to the competition represent the work of both individual and team undergraduate researchers. 


Smith Institute for Applied Research Summer/Fall Calendar

CURE Faculty & Staff Fellowships (Apply by May 27th)June 7-June 11th
Faculty Writing Workshop SeriesJune 23-June 25
Graduate School Workshop Part 3Fall date TBA
Student Writing Workshop SeriesTBA

JCSU Awarded National Archives Grant to Create 3D Model of Former African-American Neighborhoods Decimated by Urban Renewal

Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson, Instructional Electronic Resources Librarian at Johnson C. Smith University has been awarded a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (National Archives) grant in the amount of $194,000. 

The grant will allow Johnson C. Smith University to lead the creation of 3D Modeling of a virtual site that will replicate African-American neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC that were destroyed under urban renewal. Brandon Lundsford, of JCSU’s James B. Duke Memorial Library will also contribute to the project, and JCSU undergraduate students will support the implementation of the grant once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.


Poster Presentation Workshops

In an effort to prepare students for the presentation submission, Smith Institute for Applied Research is offering Poster Presentation Workshops during several dates and times in March virtually.


Getting Started and Staying Motivated: The Importance of Grant writing and Grantsmanship

Mar 19, 2021 from 10:00-11:00am, JCSU’s Dr. Tracy Brown-Fox, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Natural Science and Mathematics will speak during a workshop hosted by the office of Sponsored Programs, entitled Getting Started and Staying Motivated: The Importance of Grant writing and Grantsmanship. Faculty and staff are invited to the virtual workshop, which will provide perspectives for successful grant writers, principal investigators and grant-funded project directors to consider about how to manage the grantsmanship process, from grant writing to grant close-out.


Abstract Writing Workshop Now on YouTube

Smith Institute for Applied Research has offered Abstract Writing Workshops during several dates and times to prepare students for the Poster Competition 2021. The workshops allow students to submit a competitive abstract for the deadline of March 11th at 12 Noon. Missed the live webinar? You can view the information on the How to Write a Research Abstract video. The workshop will feature training, exercises, and activities during which students will complete their abstracts.

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