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Grant Information

Funding Opportunities

Each application requires at least two participants: an undergraduate student and a College of Charleston faculty member. The student applicant must be a full time, degree-seeking College of Charleston undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative GPA of least 2.5. A faculty member at College of Charleston must serve as the Principal Investigator on the project.

The URCA program offers several competitive grants to support undergraduate research and creative activities, and to support travel to conferences to present your work. As part of this program the work must be done under the direction of a College of Charleston faculty member, and it is expected that the results of the project will be disseminated in appropriate academic or professional forums. The types of grants available are:

Major Academic Year Support (MAYS) - provides funding to cover student research expenses for projects carried out during the academic year. Maximum award amount $4000.00. To review the application guidelines and download the application forms, visit the Grant Forms page.

Research Presentation Grants (RPG) - provides funding to support students who are traveling to present the results of student-faculty research. Maximum award amount $750.00 for international or national conferences, $200 for regional conferences, and $50 for in-state conferences. To review the application guidelines and download the application forms, visit the Grant Forms page.

Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) - provides funding to cover student research expenses for projects carried out during the summer. Maximum award amount $6500.00. To review the application guidelines and download the application forms, visit the Grant Forms page. To see examples of successful grants in specific areas, please visit the links below: