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USC Aiken Connections Program

Center for Research Excellence

Connections Award

The USC Aiken Center for Research Excellence sponsors the Connections Award to promote the formation of research and creative interactions between our students and faculty. The Connections program will provide funding, up to $1000, for mentored undergraduate scholarly/creative activities.

All USC Aiken undergraduates who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are interested in pursuing either research or creative activities with a USC Aiken faculty member are encouraged to apply, regardless of major. Specific details about this program can be found on the Call for Proposals.

The Center for Research Excellence is pleased to announce the fall 2021 call for Connections proposals. We invite all interested students and their mentors to participate.  

Call for Proposals: Fall 2021

Connections Proposals

The Connections Application Guidelines are provided to aid students and their mentors in developing a Connections proposal.

View Connections Guidebook

View Proposal Budget Form

Important Dates

  • Call for proposals: Friday, November 12, 2021
  • Proposal due date: Friday, December 3, 2021 by 5:00 PM
  • Award announcements: Friday, December 19, 2021
  • Connections award start date: January 4, 2022

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