The South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc., (SCICU) Student/Faculty Research Program was created to engage students in professionally guided primary research. Two advantages of the SCICU program, compared to Furman’s Summer Research Fellows program, are that it will support research-related travel expenses and a larger materials and supplies budget than Furman’s $250 limit.

For its 2021 funding cycle, SCICU has two programs: 1) the standard fellowship for all disciplines; and 2) the Hobcaw Barony program, which requires the successful recipient(s) to work on site in Georgetown, SC.

Anyone considering applying for an SCICU Fellowship must contact Dr. Erik Ching, the Director of Undergraduate Research, in advance.

See these suggestions from the Research Evaluation Team for creating a strong application.

If you have questions, contact the Undergraduate Research Office at 864.294.2119.

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South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

The SCICU was established in 1953 to promote the cause of independent higher education in South Carolina. Today, SCICU comprises 20 private institutions located throughout the state in pastoral communities, small towns, and urban settings. These colleges and universities serve the needs of more than 32,500 students. Visit the SCICU website for more information.