Funding Opportunities and Grant Guidelines

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As an undergraduate student, you can apply for an URCA grant to support your research and creative activities. These grants may also be used to support travel to conferences to present your work. The work must be done under the direction of a College of Charleston faculty member. You’re expected to show results in a way that will be disseminated in appropriate academic or professional forums.

2024-2025 Grant Deadlines

RPG Application Deadlines: August 29, 2024; and January 16, 2025

MAYS Application Deadline: September 26, 2024

SURF Application Deadline: February 13, 2025

Grant Opportunities

Each project requires 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 at least 2.5. A faculty member at the College of Charleston must serve as the Principal Investigator on the project.

How to Apply

It is imperative that you read and follow the guidelines for each specific grant carefully. We encourage you to use the RPG, MAYS and SURF Program Description and Guidelines to prepare your application. Your application should be written in collaboration with your faculty mentor. Your mentor should assist you in preparing your budget; the more precise you can be with figures, the better, and you should use college-wide per diem rates.

All applications must be submitted through Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a secure survey software available to all faculty, staff and students at the College of Charleston. There will be a unique Qualtrics link for each application cycle. The Final Report will also be completed through a Qualtrics link. Qualtrics will automatically collect the necessary signatures from your Faculty Mentor(s) and Department Chair(s). Therefore, it is essential that you enter the CORRECT CofC faculty email addresses in order to complete the application process. When you are ready to submit your application, find the Qualtrics link for the appropriate application cycle.

If you experience challenges uploading documents to Qualtrics, you may use SecureShare to securely share files with You may also email with any questions or concerns.

How to Apply