JSU receives $57 million for research and sponsored programs activities


July 15, 2011

 (JACKSON, Miss) – Jackson State University garnered $57 million in research and other sponsored programs awards for fiscal year 2010–11.

Dr. Carolyn Meyers

            The $57 million figure represents external funding for projects from federal and state agencies and private foundations.

“This has been a tough, but good year for JSU considering the federal budget constraints,” said Felix Okojie, JSU Vice President of Research and Federal Relations.

            “We are excited as an academic community about the value-added opportunities our external funding has created to further the research and teaching excellence of our faculty and staff and the learning opportunities of our students,” said JSU President Carolyn Meyers.

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About Jackson State University: Bridge to a Brighter Tomorrow

Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research activity university located in Jackson, the capital city of the state of Mississippi. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Officially designated as Mississippi’s Urban University, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, health-care, technological and educational initiatives. The only public university in the Jackson metropolitan area, Jackson State is located near downtown, with three satellite campuses throughout the city. For more information, visit www.jsums.edu.


12 thoughts on “JSU receives $57 million for research and sponsored programs activities

  1. Congratulations Dr. Okojie on your accomplishment. I have pictures of you from the Newspaper. Good luck in your project with Abbott Labs

  2. Congratulations to Dr. Okojie and his team for a remarkable job in their research efforts and accomplishments. Dr. Priscilla T. Robinson

  3. Congratulations to President Meyers, and Vice President for Research and Development and Federal Relations (Dr. Felix Okojie) and their teams for this outright outstanding accomplishment.

  4. Your unrelenting achievements are an indicator of JSU’s future. .. I can only imagine the state of this university within the next 3-5 years. Dr. Okojie, you continue to raise your own bar therefore; we are looking forward to even GREATER things from you and your staff along with our new leader, Dr. Meyers at the helm. Congratulations!!!

  5. Once again, one makes JSU proud. Ones leadership and commitment endorse Jackson State Universitys’ continued success in attracting research funding. Especially at a period of economic uncertainty.
    This research activity at the university provides value to the learning experience for faculty and students.

    Congratulations on a job well done…

  6. Congratulations to Dr. Felix A. Okojie, Vice President for Research and Federal Relations, for an outstanding accomplishment that has positioned Jackson State University as a leader of HBCU external research funding.

  7. Congratulations to the Vice President for Research and Federal Relations, Dr. Felix Okojie for his leadership in building strong research (a key strategic resource for undergraduate and graduate education and high quality manpower development) at JSU.
    Congratulations to the President, Dr. Carolyn Meyers for her leadership at JSU. More wishes for success.

  8. Kudos to the vice-president for research and federal relations, Dr. Felx Okojie and his staff. Congratulations also to our dedicated faculty and staff researchers who have contributed to this mamouth accomplishmment.

  9. Congratulations to those who have worked so hard to contribute to this outstanding accomplishment, particularly to Vice President Dr. Okojie on his leadership and hardwork.

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