Research Advancement Centre
The Research Advancement Centre's (RAC) work focusses on the development and implementation of strategic and capacity-building activities with the ultimate goal to facilitate research excellence.
The RAC acts in an advisory function to the University Board and offers to JMU faculty research lifecyle oriented services with an emphasis on national funding agencies and foundations.
Services offered by the RAC concern the following areas of expertise:
Strategic Research Advancement
- i.a. analyses and advice on strategic research development at JMU.
Communication of Research and Research Opportunities
- i.a. processing and provision of proposal/award related metrics; collection of dissemination of funding information to faculty and administrators.
Enhancement of Collaboration
- i.a. coordination of multi- and cross-disciplinary research initiatives, organization of catalytic research events, development and/or coordination of resources and tools to promote collaboration both within and beyond the university.
- i.a. proposal development support for large as well as individual grants, acting as an liaison with funding agencies during the proposal development process, coordination of proposal reviews prior to submission, analysis of proposal reviews and provision of feedback.