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National Awards

National Recognition of Excellence

The extraordinary talents of our faculty have contributed to the University of South Carolina's designation as a research institution of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The faculty and students of USC are consistently recognized both nationally and internationally for their research, scholarship and creative activity.

All faculty are encouraged to pursue opportunities for excellence in their disciplines. Each award title is linked to the organization or agency where complete information on application procedures and deadlines can be found.