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Recent Awards

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STEM College:

In partnership with UNCC, Dr. Hang Chen, Chair of Computer Sciences and Engineering, received a five-year grant, $339, 189 from National Science Foundation to provide scholarship for students to study in the field of cyber security.

Center for Integrated Studies and College of Arts/Letters:

Dr. Adelheid Eubanks, Director of Center of Integrated Studies, and Dr. Matthew DeForrest, Interim Chair of Department of English, received a four-year grant from Department of Education with the first two-year funding of approx. $300,000. It will provide scholarship for students to obtain 6-week intensive training in Chinese language and culture at three universities in China.

College of Arts/Letters:

Dr. Ruth Greene, Professor of Psychology, received a 6-month grant, $7,500 from Morehouse School of Medicine/SAMSHA, to implement an alcohol prevention program among student population through campus and community partnership.

Academic Center of Excellence:

Ms. Stacey Sandeford - Lyons, Director of Academic Center of Excellence, was awarded $ 18,670.00 to support the program “STAR – Success through Academic Research” (December 20, 2012 – July 31, 2013). This program will pair conditionally admitted, first year undergraduate students with a faculty mentor who will introduce the student to academic inquiry through shared work on a research project.

Community Development Grant

The N.C. Community Development Initiative will invest $5.85 million in 28 North Carolina nonprofits over the next three years to spark economic growth and job creation in some of the state's most distressed areas. The Community Enterprise Fund program will award three-year grants ranging from $210,000 to $300,000 to help 19 nonprofit organizations implement strategic economic development plans in their communities. The Center for Applied Leadership and Community Development (CALCD) at Johnson C. Smith University is among the grant recipients.
CALCD serves to connect the university’s faculty, students, staff and academic and research capacities with leaders in the business, local government, nonprofit, education and faith-based sectors of the Beatties Ford Road/Northwest Corridor and greater Charlotte/Mecklenburg region. It develops constructive approaches to resolving the human, economic and social crises found throughout the area.
The grant funds will help expand the Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, workforce development activities and services in partnership with Men Who Care Global, Inc., along with other asset building and wealth creation programs.

Fulbright Hayes Group Projects Abroad: An Advanced and Intensive Training Program in Modern Chinese Language and Culture

The College of Arts and Letters at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) has received its largest study abroad grant which will open opportunities in China to area college students over the next four years. An award of nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the program’s first two years will fund the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad: An Advanced and Intensive Training Program in Modern Chinese Language and Culture.
The project will create an advanced and intensive summer Mandarin Chinese language and cultural training program at three universities in Beijing, Xi’an and Guangzhou, China, from 2013 through 2017. Fifteen students, a K-12 teacher and a student intern will participate in the program offered at China’s Capital Normal University, Shaanxi Normal University and Guangdong Baiyun University. The opportunity will be available to students at Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University and the surrounding universities and colleges in the Charlotte area.
The collaborative effort will be managed by the Smith Institute Center for Excellence in Global Education at JCSU under the direction of Dr. Adelheid Eubanks, who is also the Director of Liberal Education and International Studies, and Dr. Matthew DeForrest, interim chair of the Department of Languages and Literature. Xia Cao, of the Government Sponsored Programs and Research Department, and Xiaosong He, JCSU's professor of Chinese, will provide additional cultural expertise and technical support.

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