- For questions about your project, hours, salary, etc. please connect with your faculty
mentor for direction and advice.
- Due to the cancellation of Discover USC, we have made updates to the grant presentation
- For graduating seniors, the presentation requirement is waived.
- For all other grant recipients, we look forward to seeing you at Discover USC 2021!
- Additional grant requirements:
- Research reports are still due one month after grant end date or before graduation, whichever is first.
The one- to two-page research report must be approved by your mentor and then submitted
to our office through Blackboard.
Do you need an extension of your OUR/Magellan grant?
If your Magellan grant ends in May 2020 and you need to extend the grant period, please
review the process below. The process applies to all OUR/Magellan grants including
Scholar, Apprentice, Minigrant, etc.
- Extensions may be requested under the following circumstances:
- project is not finished
- funds are still remaining in the grant
- the student will still be an undergraduate or is requesting to continue for no more
than one semester past graduation (May graduates cannot extend beyond August, August
graduates no later than December, and December graduates no later than May)
- To request an extension: Mentors or business managers should email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- name of the undergraduate grant recipient
- the reason for needing an extension [such as, project requires extension due to university
shutdown surrounding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).]
- confirmation of mentor's willingness to continue supervising student and project
- new end date requested (must be a specific date such as 8/15/2020) *Please note that
the Magellan Guarantee and Magellan Explorer can not extend beyond the fiscal year
- Not sure of your grant end date or if an extension is needed?
- For Magellan Scholars: Ask your mentor. Your mentor’s department business manager
will have access to your grant end date and award balance.
- For all other Magellan grants (Minigrant, Apprentice, etc): email email@example.com
Can I still get started in research?
Yes, we encourage students to continue to seek out research opportunities for the
How do I get started in research?
Visit our Getting Started page for information and resources about connecting with faculty and research projects.
Watch our Getting Started in Research Virtual Workshop to learn how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors.
Students can make an appointment to meet by phone or virtually with an advisor from
our office to discuss how to get started in research. To make an appointment, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include two to three dates and times as well as indicate your preference
for meeting format (virtual, phone). We look forward to meeting with you!
During the summer, we recommend the following when contacting faculty:
- Please be understanding that faculty may be slower to respond to you over email
during this time.
- Within your email to your potential faculty mentor, be sure to include the following:
"I am interested in learning more about your research and the possibility of assisting
you on any current projects. I would love to meet with you via phone, virtually, or
set up a time to meet in person when we return to campus."