To achieve our mission, we have strategically organized a diverse array of programs into two sectors: Research and Innovation, and Centers and Institutes. These two sectors provide the knowledge and expertise to enhance the focus areas of the JMU Research Agenda: Health and Life Sciences – Biotechnology; Homeland Security – Critical Infrastructure Protection; Emerging Areas; Education Reform in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; Accountability and Outcomes Assessment; Alternative Energy – Environmental Science; Nanotechnology – Materials Science.
Research and Innovation
The Office of Research and Scholorship spearheads university-wide strategic initiatives and facilitates externally sponsored research, service and scholarship activities, and enables investigators to connect with industry while protecting Intellectual Property.
Centers and Institutes
ORS leads premier multi-disciplinary centers that address the most pressing challenges facing the global community, from post-conflict stabilization and recovery, to renewable energy and security programs, to K-12 outreach in STEM education.