Chad L. Leverette, Ph.D. - Director

The USC Aiken Sponsored Research Office assists and facilitates sponsored program activity on campus.  It helps identify external funding sources, helps develop new sources of funding, provides programs to help improve grant skills among faculty and staff, assists individuals in grant writing and budget planning, and provides review of grant proposals before they leave campus.

Please check out the Helpful Links which follow this page.

If you need other assistance please e-mail Dr. Leverette or call him at the following:

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Link to the Office of Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina


Helpful links

Proposal Help

Proposal Preparation Help

Personnel salary

Personnel fringe benefits


Proposal Submission


USCeRA Quick Reference Guide

Proposal Submission Deadline

Human Subjects Approval

Human subjects research; (Instructions for submitting an Institutional Review Board application for human subject research.)

Finding External Funding Opportunities


Internal Funding Opportunities

For faculty

ASPIRE Funding

RISE Funding


For students

Magellan Scholars