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Undergraduate Research

OUR & Magellan Funding

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Magellan programs offer competitive grant-style funding to support research, scholarly and creative projects, and travel for undergraduate students throughout the USC system. We also coordinate with learning communities and other programs to offer special funding opportunities for qualified students.

Grants Open to All Students

Community-Specific Awards

Capstone Scholars and Fellows (Magellan Apprentice)

Up to $1,000 for Capstone Scholars and Capstone Fellows working under the guidance of a USC faculty, staff or community member on any scholarly, research or creative project

Galen Health Fellows (Magellan Galen)

Up to $1,000 for Galen Health Fellows pursuing research, scholarly and creative activities with a health focus 

Green Quad and Sustainable Carolina Community (Sustainable Magellan)

Up to $500 for Green Quad researchers working under the guidance of a USC faculty, staff or community member on any scholarly, research or creative project

Maxcy Community (Magellan Navigator)

Up to $1,000 for Maxcy students working under the guidance of a USC faculty, staff or community member on any scholarly, research or creative project

Minority STEM Students (SC-AMP)

Up to $4,000 for underrepresented minority students in STEM majors working with a mentor on a summer research project or funding available for summer research projects abroad

Preston Community (Magellan Explorer)

Up to $500 for current and former Preston residents working under the guidance of a USC faculty, staff or community member on any scholarly, research or creative project

Rhodos Fellows (Rhodos Maker Magellan)

Up to $1,000 for Rhodos Fellows pursuing creative, scholarly, and research activities related to the Rhodos mission in information, design, and computing

TRiO Scholars (Magellan Guarantee)

Up to $1,500 for students and $500 for faculty mentors to support any scholarly, research or creative project


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