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:
- Fostering and supporting interdisciplinary project-based learning projects.
- Providing opportunities for students to practice leadership development, presentation, project management and critical thinking skills and develop greater appreciation for diverse perspectives.
- 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.