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SCICU Research Grant Application

The South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc., (SCICU) Student/Faculty Research Program was created to engage students in professionally guided primary research, which will develop critical thinking, inquiry, and communication skills.

For its 2019 funding cycle, SCICU had two programs. 2020 applications will be available here soon. Anyone considering applying for an SCICU Research Fellowship should reach out to Dr. Erik Ching, the Director of Undergraduate Research, in advance.

1. Research in any discipline

Before completing an application, please review the 2019 SCICU Application Guidelines [PDF].

Once you have reviewed the Application Guidelines, complete the 2019 SCICU Application [PDF].

2. Hobcaw Barony Plantation Program

This new program is for research specific to the history or natural environment of Hobcaw Barony Plantation in Georgetown, SC that must be conducted onsite.

Before completing an application, please review the​ 2019 SCICU Application Guidelines for the Hobcaw Barony Program [PDF].

Once you have reviewed the Application Guidelines, complete the 2019 SCICU Application for the Hobcaw Barony Program [PDF]

See these suggestions from the Research Evaluation Team [PDF] 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.