Faculty Research Opportunities - Coastal Carolina University
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Faculty Research Opportunities

Externally-funded Research Opportunities  

Visit the OSPRS site for assistance with identifying external grant funding opportunities for students and with writing and submitting grant proposals

Check our our Funding Opportunities page to find grants in your field using searchable grant databases and other resources.

CCU faculty applications coordinated through the CCU Center for Global Engagement:  Over 800 grants in more than 125 countries are available to conduct research, teach, or provide specialist consultative services to institutions abroad. 

Includes links for External Sources of Funding and Faculty Development Abroad, in addition to internal support and programs

Internally-funded (CCU) Research Opportunities 

2 application deadlines each year:  in September for the following fall and in February for the following spring. (view recent recipients)

Awards up to $6000 for research enhancement grants.  The application process is now merged with the Faculty Summer Research Awards below.  Faculty have the option to apply for either award individually or for both awards together.  January application.  (view recent recipients)

Provides $5250 in summer salary for faculty members to pursue scholarly research or creative works in the summer.  The award is seed funding for a required external grant proposal in the coming year.  The application process is now merged with the Professional Enhancement Grants above.  Faculty have the option to apply for either award individually or for both awards together.  January application.  (view recent recipients)

Awards up to $5000 for research focused on a major sustainability challenge.  Spring application.

Funding (unspecified amount) for various projects, including research, that will benefit long-range plans resulting in the enhancement of the University and the benefit of Horry County citizens.  Spring application.

  • QEP-Aligned Curricular or Co-Curricular Initiatives

Faculty and/or academic units can apply funding for initiatives in support of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP),  Succeed@Coastal:  Building Student Achievement Through Inclusive Engagement.  Most of these initiatives are not research activities, but one of the recommended High Impact practices to be funded (up to $5000 per award) is Undergraduate Research activities that align with the QEP goals.  A fall application is planned (look for QEP announcements).

  • Conference Presentation Travel

Each college awards funding to faculty for travel to present/exhibit/perform at conferences or other professional events.  Consult your chair or dean for details.