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Undergraduate Research

Magellan Scholar Award

The Basics

  • up to $3,000 per Magellan Scholar for salary, materials or travel
  • for projects in collaboration with a faculty mentor
  • funds research, scholarly and creative projects
  • all campuses and all disciplines are eligible
  • minimum institutional GPA of 3.300



Deadlines for 2021-2022 TBA in August 2021

Fall Deadline

October 21, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Announced: December 15
Grants start January 2021

Spring Deadline

February 17, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Announced: April 15
Grants start May or August 2021


College of Education - Columbia

  • Requires an internal review of your proposal five business days before the stated deadline.
  • Contact Rebecca Wessinger at as soon as you intend to submit.

College of Nursing - Columbia

Arnold School of Public Health

  • Requires submission into USCeRA 1 full business day prior to the deadline.
  • Contact Dr. Lumi Bakos, with questions.

The Magellan Scholar application video series is REQUIRED to be viewed by all applicants prior to submission of their application. For access to and FAQs about the application video series, please go to #1 under Application Process on the Magellan Scholar applying page. NOTE: the application workshop is only available as this video series. This fully replaces the former in-person Application workshop.


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