Office of Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting


REMINDER: Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Updates from the Director


Funding News and Notes: Recognition Issue

As fiscal year 2013 ended, we thought it important to compile a publication reflective of the funding successes achieved by faculty and staff for the prior year. This activity represents the collaborative efforts of numerous individuals working to stimulate research, curriculum development, instruction, public service and outreach, and offer formative research opportunities to our students. Please take a moment to peruse this publication celebrating your accomplishments and statistics on external funding at the university:

Peer Review Alert

A review team from the National Council for University Research Administrators (NCURA) will be on campus September 30th and October 1st (Monday and Tuesday) to complete a Peer Review site visit of the Office of Sponsored Programs. The itinerary is currently being finalized and invitations for participants will be e-mailed soon. Many of you will be invited to a session as Deans or Department Heads or for faculty receiving OSP services over the last couple of years. We sincerely hope you will be able to meet with these folks. Your honest assessment of our operation is needed for us to improve and to move JMU forward in supporting sponsored program activities.

Office of Research Integrity
Compliance Corner

USDA Registration

The Office of Research Integrity is pleased to announce JMU successfully passed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection and is now registered under the Class R Research Facility of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.).  The animal welfare program at JMU will now follow regulations for both the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and USDA. 

Animal Welfare Scholarship Community

The Center of Faculty Innovation (CFI) Scholarship Communities website offers an opportunity for a "community of scholars to discuss avenues of research surrounding animal welfare."  See the CFI website for description of the Animal Welfare topic and application deadline.


Funding Opportunity Notes  

DEADLINES are Closer than they Appear!

CHRB Concept Papers due October 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

In just less than a month, concept papers are due to CHRB. The Office of Sponsored Programs will coordinate electronic submission of all concept papers according to CHRB guidelines. These proposals are complex, mandate institutional match, and require extra time to complete detailed forms so please don't delay in starting your application materials. Please inform OSP of your intent to submit a concept paper so that we may assign resources to you.

  • Funding: For the FY 2014/2015 CHRB competition, applicants may request funding to support projects over either a one-year or two-year period. The maximum amount of a one-year award is $100,000. The maximum amount for a two-year award is $200,000. However, no more than $100,000 will be provided in either the first or second year.
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Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research (Limited Submission Program)

Again, the once-a-year Jeffress Interdisciplinary Research competition will be here sooner than we think.  Though the sponsor's deadline isn't until after Winter Break (1/14/2013), in order to select the most competitive proposals, there is an internal deadline of 11/15/2013. This is a limited submission; only four (4) submissions are allowed from each university in the state. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please notify our office using the limited submission form (.doc) by 11/15/2013. To assist in the internal evaluation process, a panel of interdisciplinary evaluators will screen all eligible and interested nominees to determine which proposals will best represent the university in the limited submission competition.