Mission

The mission of JMU Research and Scholarship (R&S) is to serve and support faculty and student research and scholarship, serve as an agent and advocate for faculty and student interests, and act as a ‘divining rod’ to locate and secure resources, partnerships and collaborations that will move JMU’s vision and mission forward.


Our Approach

Research and Scholarship (R&S) utilizes an interdisciplinary and applied approach in order to facilitate the engagement of faculty, staff and students to develop solutions to institutional and real-world problems. An enterprise-wide research agenda guides the strategic objectives of academic initiatives and illustrates the value placed on collaboration and creative endeavors to address major issues facing society while enhancing regional economic development. Research and Scholarship is spearheading the creation of an innovation ecosystem that balances academic program excellence with cutting-edge research.

To fulfill its goals and objectives while raising the visibility of JMU as an engaged university throughout Virginia, Research and Scholarship and its offices have worked in concert to develop and implement a more structured approach to increasing private and public sector collaborations and partnerships in the areas of research development and promotion, innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development. This approach captures strategies that will:

  1. Increase collaborations and partnerships between faculty, other universities, community and industry

  2. Raise our presence and influence with Virginia’s Congressional Delegation and key Federal officials through targeted collaborations

  3. Identify JMU as an economic engine working in partnership with various local and state agencies in the Shenandoah Valley and throughout the Commonwealth to improve the economy of the region

  4. Increase advocacy with national organizations focused on public and research policies, science and technology and economic development

  5. Foster the creation of university network(s) of researchers across Virginia and between academic institutions

  6. Expand international scholarly engagement

  7. Increase proposal development across the institution focusing on departments that have traditionally not been involved in sponsored projects

  8. Recruit various stakeholders both regionally and across the Commonwealth that will work alongside JMU to advance opportunities for success and national recognition

  9. Better identify innovations at JMU and external opportunities that have potential for funding and/or commercialization.

Contact

Email: research@jmu.edu

Phone: (540) 568-2700

Mailing Address:
 Office of Research and Scholarship
 James Madison University
 701 Carrier Drive - MSC 4107
 Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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Location: The Office of Research and Scholarship is located in room 367 on the third floor of the ISAT/CS building and Skyline region of campus. Enter the ISAT lobby entrance located behind the statue of James Madison. Take the elevator on the right to the third floor, and follow the hallway to your right. Our offices are located in the same suite as the CISE Dean's offices.

Office GPS location: 38.433936, -78.863480

Hours: Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Parking Permits: Visitor parking permits are available, upon request. Please contact us with your vehicle information or visit JMU Parking.



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