JBLFMU is honored to have research pillars in the university. These pillars are known as Research Fellows of the Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE), Inc. and by the Philippine Academy of Fellows in Research and Evaluation (PAFERE).
In 2014, Dr. Melchor M. Magramo, JBLFMU Research and Extension Director and Dr. Rolando A. Alimen, Research Coordinator of JBLFMU-Molo spearheaded the distinction to be conferred as Research Fellows. In 2016, Dr. Victor A. Jaleco, In-charge of Student Marketing & Subject Area Head of Allied & Technical Areas of JBLFMU-Molo, Dr. Emeliza T. Estimo, Research Coordinator of JBLCF-Bacolod, and Dr. Araceli Doromal of JBLCF-Bacolod also received the same recognition. Finally, in 2017, Dr. Brian Gil S. Sarinas, Research Coordinator of JBLFMU-Arevalo added up to the list of distinguished Research Fellows. All conferment took place at Centro Escolar University, Mendiola, Manila.
The Research Fellow is the highest rank achieved by those who have served as Vice-Presidents, Deans, Researchers, or Research Referees and who are actively involved in international research, publication, and presentation.