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 locate and secure resources, partnerships and collaborations that will move JMU’s vision and mission forward.

Statement on Research and Scholarship at JMU

We are scholars, teachers, and mentors engaged in a rich diversity of creative and intellectual endeavors across disciplines and emerging fields of study. Our research and scholarship contributes to the understanding of the world, drives innovation, develops solutions to global challenges, promotes collaborations, shapes our educational approaches, and provides student learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom. Supporting and promoting the scholarly works of the JMU community are essential to JMU’s mission and vision.

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.


Email: research@jmu.edu

Phone: (540) 568-2700

Mailing Address:
 Research and Scholarship
 Foundation Hall
 1031 Harrison Street,
 2nd floor, MSC 4107
 Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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Location: The Office of Research and Scholarship is located on the 2nd floor of Foundation Hall and Bluestone region of campus. Enter the Foundation Hall lobby entrance located at 1031 Harrison Street. Take the elevator to the second floor, and check-in with our staff in the first office to the right. 

Office GPS location: 38°26'21.8"N 78°52'42.8"W

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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