Research & Scholarship Faculty Fellow Program

Applications due February 14

  • The Office of Research & Scholarship (R&S) is seeking exceptional candidates with a passion for scholarly activity and a focus on pursuing, encouraging and cultivating external funding to serve as inaugural R&S Faculty Fellows.  At JMU, faculty and administrative staff from academic units, colleges, and centers and institutes support and facilitate the majority of JMU research, scholarship and creative activities.  The purpose of the R&S Faculty Fellow program is to create an opportunity for faculty to pursue their own scholarly interests and professional development during a JMU educational leave year and assist the efforts of R&S to increase JMU’s external funding portfolio through proposal development and faculty mentorship.
  • The R&S Faculty Fellow program was designed to run concurrently during an approved educational leave year.  By combining these efforts, R&S envisions the time and support necessary to facilitate a merging of educational leave priorities with research, scholarship and creative activity goals, which can be measured through scholarly deliverables, pursuit of external funding and mentorship activities. 

First-Year/Transfer Student Research Experience (FYRE)--Spring 2022

*Funded Research Assistance*  

Applications due January 24

  • In spring 2022, Research & Scholarship will pilot a program to support new student researchers interested in joining faculty projects. The First-Year/Transfer Student Research Experience (FYRE) program aims to facilitate meaningful faculty mentorship of first-year and transfer students while providing early exposure to research in their discipline or a related field. Faculty are asked to propose a research project that would benefit from student involvement. Faculty may propose a new project or a project they are already working on as part of their research agendas. If you have a research project that would benefit from first-year (or transfer) student involvement, please apply. FYRE is open to part-time and full-time faculty in all disciplines. You may suggest a student you wish to work with, or you can ask R&S to match you to an interested candidate. Students will work 5 hours/week for 10 weeks (February-May) and receive a $1000 stipend. Faculty will receive a $500 stipend for their time and mentorship.
  • Submit an application by January 24 
  • Questions should be directed to Dayna Henry (, Meredith Malburne-Wade ( or Jared Diener (

Research & Scholarship Travel Grant Program

Graduate applications due February 1 / Undergraduate applications due March 1

  • Participation in professional conferences, meetings and creative competitions is a wonderful opportunity for students’ professional development. JMU Student Activities, Initiatives and Research in the Office of Research and Scholarship offers a competitive and selective travel grant program that provides support for undergraduate and graduate students across the disciplines to share their scholarly and creative work with their academic and professional communities.
  • Visit the R&S Travel Grant Program website for additional details, including student eligibility requirements.

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