Deadline: March 12, 2018

Agency/Sponsor: 4-VA


4-VA is a collaborative partnership between six Virginia universities that is powered by 4 initiatives. Our mission is to promote collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner university and improve efficiencies in higher education across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  We carry out this mission by advocating unprecedented partnerships between faculty and departments to generate significant, innovative solutions to educational and real-world problems.

The function of 4-VA is to put ideas into action—inviting innovative collaboration across disciplinary boundaries, among the Virginia system of universities, and between educational and business sectors while achieving the following 4 initiatives:

  1. Collaborative Research
  2. Course Redesign
  3. Course Sharing
  4. Degree Completion

FUNDSawards  in the form of mini-grants range from $1,000-$5,000, or scale-up grants which may go up to $20,000, Complementary funds (up to $5,000) can be requested from other 4-VA institutions participating on a grant

To Apply contact 4-VA Executive Director Nick Swayne at or Assistant Director Kelsey Tate at This is an internal competition and does not need to run through Sponsored Programs.

Office of Sponsored Programs000000 26jmu_grants@jmu.edu540/568-6872540/568-62405728Administration and Finance/