Resources for Faculty
Mini-Grants and Scale-up Grants
Dr. Jerry Benson, provost, stands with the first 4-VA grant recipients at the awards ceremony in the new bioscience building. Read more.
Mini-Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 are available to support faculty efforts that contribute to 4-VA initiatives related to research and instruction. Potential outcomes include:
Scale-up Grants are typically a $20,000 grant available to support ongoing faculty efforts that contribute to the initial 4-VA mini grant related research.
Grant applications are accepted at any time. Awards will be announced during the last week of July, October, January, and May subject to available funds.
To apply for a Mini-Grant: download a mini-grant application (Word Doc)
To apply for a Scale-up Grant: *use the same RFP located above for mini-grant application
Submit questions and proposals to:
4-VA Coordinator for JMU
What is 4-VA?
The 4-VA consortium was organized in 2010 in an effort to meet the needs of the Commonwealth identified by the Governor’s Higher Education Commission and his Jobs Commission. Presidents of the four universities (GMU, JMU, UVA and Virginia Tech) created the 4-VA consortium to foster collaboration and meet needs identified by the Governor’s Higher Education Commission and his Jobs Commission.
Each 4-VA university reallocated physical facilities and technical staff to work with Cisco to implement two TelePresence rooms (a total of eight across the four universities) on each campus. This has enabled the universities' presidents, provosts, vice presidents of information technology, and various research and instructional faculty to meet frequently in a collaborative virtual environment in order to evaluate proposals and select those best suited to facilitate 4-VA making progress on the goals of the Governor's commissions, particularly the "Top Jobs" initiative. Read more >