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Funding

We offer funding to our Walker Institute Associates to conduct research, travel to conferences, and develop new (under)graduate courses.

Funding Opportunities

Faculty Research Grant Award

Walker Institute Faculty Research Grants:  These awards are intended to assist faculty engaged in international research.  Typical awards might consist of seed money for an exploratory visit to an international destination, for example to a foreign archive.  Applicants should explain how the grant will improve their chances of applying for external funding.  Maximum amount:  $4,000. 

Eligibility

  • Any Faculty Associate of Walker Institute is eligible to apply for these grants.
  • If you're not a faculty associate, you can apply to become one [pdf].
  • Applications must have the written endorsement of the department chairs for all USC faculty involved in the project.

Expectations

  • Faculty receiving Walker awards must submit a detailed accounting of all funds spent after completion of the project.
  • Submit a brief report and several pictures.
  • Any publications resulting from a grant award will acknowledge the support of Walker Institute.

How To Apply

Change to: Completed applications should be submitted as one complete PDF file and sent to the following email address: CASWIIS@mailbox.sc.edu by Friday, February 15, 2019. Please include your last name in the PDF file’s title and specify in the email subject heading the type of award. For example: “Johnson Faculty Research Grant 2019”]

Application packets should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the name of the award sought, a brief summary of the project, identifies all participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 800 words.
  • A detailed budget for the project
  • Current C.V.s
  • A letter of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s)
International Conference Grant Award

Walker Institute International Conference Grants:  These awards will assist faculty with travel funds to present a paper at an international conference.  Maximum amount:  $1,000.

Eligibility

  • Any Faculty Associate of Walker Institute is eligible to apply for these grants.
  • If you're not a faculty associate, you can apply to become one [pdf].
  • Applications must have the written endorsement of the department chairs for all USC faculty involved in the project.

Expectations

  • Faculty receiving Walker awards must submit a detailed accounting of all funds spent after completion of the project.
  • Submit a brief report and several pictures.
  • Any publications resulting from a grant award will acknowledge the support of Walker Institute.

How To Apply

Completed applications should be submitted as one complete PDF file and sent to the following email address: CASWIIS@mailbox.sc.edu by Friday, February 15, 2019. Please include your last name in the PDF file’s title and specify in the email subject heading the type of award. For example: “Johnson International Conference Grant 2019".  

Application packets should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the name of the award sought, a brief summary of the project, identifies all participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 800 words.
  • A detailed budget for the project
  • Current C.V.s
  • A letter of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s)
International Education Grant Award

Walker Institute International Education Grants:  These awards allow faculty to add or enhance an international dimension of their teaching activities.  The scope of teaching activities includes all forms of interaction with students.  Typical uses of funds, for example, might consist of a curriculum development grant to add an international dimension to an existing course or to create a new course with an international theme; participation in international study tours, such as those organized by Fulbright or the Institute for International Education; or bringing to campus a distinguished visitor who will have substantial interaction with graduate and undergraduate students.  Preference will be given to proposals to develop new classes or modify existing ones, especially if those classes become part of the Carolina Core and/or any of the area studies programs. Activities for which other funds are available on campus, such as leading study abroad classes, will be less competitive.  Maximum amount: $1,000. 

Eligibility

  • Any Faculty Associate of Walker Institute is eligible to apply for these grants.
  • If you're not a faculty associate, you can apply to become one [pdf].
  • Applications must have the written endorsement of the department chairs for all USC faculty involved in the project

Expectations

  • Faculty receiving Walker awards must submit a detailed accounting of all funds spent after completion of the project.
  • Submit a brief report and several pictures.
  • Any publications resulting from a grant award will acknowledge the support of Walker Institute.

How To Apply

Completed applications should be submitted as one complete PDF file and sent to the following email address: CASWIIS@mailbox.sc.edu by Friday, February 15, 2019. Please include your last name in the PDF file’s title and specify in the email subject heading the type of award. For example: “Johnson International Conference Grant 2019”

Application packets include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the name of the award sought, a brief summary of the project, identifies all participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 800 words.
  • A detailed budget for the project
  • Current C.V.s
  • A letter of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s)