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Vote! 2019 General Election

Early voting (also known as “one-stop” or in-person absentee voting) is available this week until Friday, November 1, 2019. When you vote early, you get the benefit of voting at any of the 17 Mecklenburg County polling sites Monday-Friday 10am-7pm.


American Heart Association Tours Sustainability Village

Charlotte N.C.- October 11th, 2019, representatives from the American Heart Association, including Charlotte’s Lead Heart Director, T.C. Scott, and Yvette Mingo, Vice President of Multicultural Development, Bruns Elementary teachers, and community leaders toured Sustainability Village, JCSU’s farm. (more…)

Student Opportunity Center

Smith Institute has connected with the Student Opportunity Center (SOC), an organization dedicated to connecting students with national conferences, research opportunities, and internship opportunities across the globe. (more…)

Research Rookies Information Sessions

Pick just one of the 4 Research Rookies information sessions to attend: September 12th at 11am or 2pm, or September 13th at 11am or 2pm in Carnegie Hall. Learn more about how to apply for the Research Rookies program and how the skills that you develop through the program can help you be more competitive in your career! Apply Now!Apply-Now (more…)

Student Conference Travel Scholarships

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 defray the cost of travel to attend or present at a professional conference or professional meeting. (more…)

Student Research and Creative Works Scholarship

Student Research and Creative Opportunities Scholarship

This program supports JCSU students in completing faculty-mentored, student-based research and creative work in their disciplines by providing funds to make that work possible. This program does not fund classroom work. Work related to the Senior Investigative Paper does quality. Be sure to carefully look at the guidelines below. Apply here for the Research and Creative Works Scholarship! (more…)

Saturday Sessions Announced!

Join Smith Institute for Saturday Sessions! Learn how to find a mentor, the basics of senior papers, writing for research, and how to find online research resources. The sessions begin September 7th and end November 23rd from 10am-1pm in Carnegie Hall.


Join Us as we Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Phasing Up to New Possibilities

Charlotte, NC– September 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m, join the Johnson C. Smith University School of Social Work, as we Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the Phasing Up to New Possibilities Program. JCSU graduates of the Phasing Up Program will be the MAIN FEATURE of the celebration. As the first nationally recognized Historically Black College or University to provide a university-wide, comprehensive set of support services for students who have experienced foster care and homelessness, JCSU is proud of the success our students have experienced. Register Here! (more…)

What is the Research Rookies Program?

Research Rookies is a program devoted to research skills development. We aim to help you get an edge in building skills that will help you prepare for quality research experiences. Apply here!

Welcome back!

A warm welcome back to all students, faculty, and staff! At Smith Institute, we look forward to supporting your research efforts and wish you a fruitful 2019-2020 school year at JCSU!


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