REMINDER: - Magellan Scholar CFP - Proposals due Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

October 05, 2017

Magellan Scholar Program
Call for Proposals for Projects Beginning in Spring Semester, 2018

The Magellan Scholar Program provides funds up to $3,000 to support undergraduate research under the direction of a faculty mentor. Students compete for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with his or her faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project’s educational and intellectual merit, the potential impact of the project, and the student’s previous academic success.

The program supports research in all disciplines. A student must have a minimum GPA of 3.30 to apply. A complete program description with application instructions can be found at

The USCA deadline is Monday, Oct 23rd for submission to USCeRA for EVCAA review and approval in order to meet the University deadline of 5:00 pm Wednesday Oct 25th.

All students and faculty applying for Magellan Scholar funding are required to attend/view one 45-50min application workshop (no registration needed) followed by optional “tips & hints.” If you attended a workshop previously you do not need to attend a second - however, please review the Magellan guidebook at for revisions.

Remaining workshops and options to view previously recorded workshops can be found on the Magellan Scholar website. USCA faculty and students are welcome to attend one of the other workshops (including one streamed to all campuses) if that is more convenient. Dates and times are available on the Magellan Scholar web site (url above). Questions regarding workshops should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Research at 803-777-1141 or

Applications will not be accepted from students who have not attended a workshop.

USCA students have an outstanding record obtaining funding from this program. I encourage you to consider having one or more of your students take advantage of this opportunity.

Please give me a call or email if you have questions.

Chad L. Leverette
USCA Sponsored Research Office

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2018 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 20th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 13th time in first place.