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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.


How to Sign-up for a Free CUR Membership with your JCSU E-mail Address

Learn how to create a free membership to the Council on Undergraduate Research using your JCSU e-mail address.


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!


Become a Grow With the Green Fellow

JCSU has partnered with the American Heart Association to develop the Grow with the Green Fellowship, an intensive two-semester long program for students interested in community-based research, food security, and health and nutrition. During this program, Fellows develop research skills while implementing initiatives in the Historic West End to help increase food security. (more…)

Click Here to Share Your Research with Smith Institute

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