5 October 2007
Substantial Assistance and Growth
in Sponsored Programs
at Jacksonville State
The Office of Academic Affairs at Jacksonville State
University recently revised its Sponsored Programs brochure entitled "A Quick
Guide to the Grants ProcessĒ and added a link to this document on the Academic
Affairs Web page. The guide helps faculty better understand the purpose of
Sponsored Programs, namely, to ensure adequate university support and oversight
for externally funded sponsored projects. Sponsored Programs also provide
grant-writing workshops to all new faculty members and to colleges within the
university throughout the year.
Sponsored Programs keeps track of grants
and contracts applied for and awarded, and it serves as a resource for those
seeking grant funding and administration. Also related to Sponsored Programs,
the Office of the AVPAA processed 72 grant applications requesting a total of
over $20 million in support, compared to 73 applications for a total of over $15
million in support requested from external sources during the previous academic
year. Actual received grants exceeded $11 million for the current year.
Major funded projects for the year include construction of a
multi-purpose center at JSUís Little River Canyon site, the Alabama Reading
Initiative, Science in Motion, the Alabama Math Science and Technology
Initiative and initiatives to Improve Physics and Chemistry Teaching in
Secondary Education (IMPACTSEED) and to support scholarships in Enhanced
Mathematics, Computer, and Engineering Technology (EMCETS).
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs functions as institutional
Sponsored Programs Officer, to whom questions related to grants may be directed
at any time.
The Sponsored Programs Guide may be accessed at this
for news releases by using the request form at www.jsu.edu/newswire/request.