The Value of Faculty Research
Ongoing faculty research benefits students, the College of Charleston, and society, as well as the individual scholar. When they are engaged in research, our faculty model for our students the excitement of continuous learning.
Today's students need to understand not only the methodology of the learning approach to problem solving, but also the personal fulfillment (and the joy) that comes with it. Students at the College work closely with our faculty, learning through their research the discovery process used to generate further understanding and knowledge.
Have a faculty resource or grant opportunity you would like to share? Email Anastasia Emelianoff or call 843.953.7366.
Faculty Research and Development
- Faculty Research Grants
- Faculty Professional Support Grants
Liberal Arts and Sciences Small Grants Program
The president set aside $24,000 for the Liberal Arts and Sciences Small Grants Program in support of innovative teaching and learning in the liberal arts and sciences. A faculty committee regularly solicits and reviews proposals and determines awards.
Harry and Reba Huge Foundation Faculty Development Grant
The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation has awarded a grant to the College of Charleston to encourage and support faculty members in developing teaching and research projects that are related to the country of Estonia. The overall goal of this initiative is to establish an ongoing relationship with the country of Estonia and to encourage student involvement.
Center for International Education: the Center for International Education (CIE) at the College of Charleston is the coordinating office for all international activities.
View the Sabbatical Program.
Sabbatical leave is paid time exempt from normal duties granted to faculty members for the accomplishment of professional development programs.
Office of Research and Grants Administration
View research and grant information at ORGA.cofc.edu.
- Find research opportunities
- Academic grant matching funds for external grants requiring a match
- Monitoring for potential grant sources
- Dissemination of grant announcements
Support for New FacultySupport for New Faculty from the Department, Dean, and Provost may include:
- Start-up funds
- Moving expense assistance
- Special Programs
Departmental resource information should be obtained from your Department Chair about:
- Departmental research budgets
- Departmental travel budgets
- Departmental start-up funding for new faculty
Information about Deans' discretionary budgets should be obtained from your Department Chair and School Dean for:
- Indirect cost sharing accounts
- Regular budgets
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
View opportunities on URCA.cofc.edu.
The URCA program offers several competitive grants to support undergraduate research and creative activities, and to support travel to conferences to disseminate 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. 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 the College of Charleston must serve as the Principal Investigator on the project.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 $5000.00. To review the application guidelines and download the application forms, visit theGrant 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 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 successful grants in specific areas, please visit the links below: