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2013-2014 Grant Programs


Please visit each link below for detailed grant program information and guidelines including award period and timeline.

The Creative and Performing Arts grant program promotes and nurtures the creative and performing arts by faculty on the Columbia and Regional Campuses of the University of South Carolina. These competitive grants will provide support for creative activities, including but not limited to, creative writing, composition, art, performing, commissioning and recording of musical works, theatre, acting, production, dance, performance, or exhibition of creative work as well as other creative areas in which external funding for such activity is generally limited. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to assist faculty, regardless of rank, in the creative and performing arts in achieving their scholarship goals.

The Humanities grant program supports faculty development through research and scholarship in the humanities on the Columbia and Regional Campuses of the University of South Carolina. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to provide funding to assist tenured/tenure-track faculty, regardless of rank, in achieving their scholarship goals.

The Social Sciences grant program supports faculty development through research and scholarship achievement in the social sciences on the Columbia and Regional Campuses of the University of South Carolina. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to provide funding to assist tenured/tenure-track faculty, regardless of rank, in the social sciences in achieving their scholarship goals.

The Institute for Visiting Scholars grant program is an initiative to support short visits to the USC Columbia campus from distinguished scholars recognized for innovative pedagogy or research. This initiative is dedicated to the furtherance of the principles of pedagogy and state of the art research, which can impact faculty development by introducing leading teaching and research practices through workshops, seminars, and mentoring to increase the capacity of our faculty and graduate students. Working with teams of faculty and/or individual researchers with their graduate students, these scholars will assist in developing innovative practices to enhance knowledge and collaboration across all disciplines. (USC Columbia Faculty Only)

The Distributed Learning Course Development Grant Program is designed to assist faculty in creating state-of-the-art on-line and blended courses by combining new technology, innovative teaching tools and creative resources to enhance the accessibility of course offerings at USC. In additional to financial incentives, faculty whose proposals are selected for funding will receive expert instructional design assistance and technological support from the Center for Teaching Excellence instructional designers.



Questions? For more information, please contact the Office of the Provost at 803-777-2808 or the individuals below:
  • Creative and Performing Arts: Senior Vice Provost Helen Doerpinghaus.
  • Distributed Learning Course Development: Vice Provost Chris Plyler.
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences: Senior Vice Provost Lacy Ford.
  • Institute for Visiting Scholars
  • Application Review and Submission Process: Derlene Lowder.
  • Grant Award Financial Administration: Mary Alexander.


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