Collaborate JU Project Grants

"C-JU" FY 2021 Request for Proposals

sponsored by the EPIC Program at JU 

Application Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2020, 5:00 P.M.
Earliest Project Start Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Funds Must Be Used No Later Than: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Background: Collaborate JU (C-JU) is a competitive internal grant program made possible by an annual appropriation from the Florida Department of Education; it is one component of a larger JU initiative known as EPIC (Entrepreneurism, Policy, Innovation, and Commerce). The goal of EPIC is to develop and retain the next generation of skilled workers as a means of growing Florida’s state-wide economy. 

The goal of the C-JU program grants is to engage interdisciplinary teams from the JU community in real-world learning experiences so our students develop the skills and competencies needed to enter the Florida workforce or pursue advanced training.

This will be accomplished through the following C-JU objectives:

  1. Fostering and supporting interdisciplinary project-based learning projects.
  2. Providing opportunities for students to practice leadership development, presentation, project management and critical thinking skills and develop greater appreciation for diverse perspectives.
  3. Broadening the scope of learning beyond the JU campus through external partnerships with government, industry and non-profit partners so students have greater opportunities to engage in field-based learning experiences to solve real-world issues and challenges.

C-JU Activities: Teams of faculty and students will collaborate on projects that accomplish the three C-JU objectives identified above.  Teams will consist of a minimum of two disciplines, with at least one discipline representing any of the EPIC priorities: Aviation, Business, Engineering, Global Trade, Healthcare Sciences, Mathematics, Public Policy, Science, Sustainability, and Technology.


Application Materials

Instructions for Fall 2020 Projects

C-JU Application Form

Excel Budget Template

Sample Timeline