Fellowships awarded to graduate students
By Lauren Clark, Clarkll@mailbox.sc.edu
Fifty-four graduate students at USC have been selected out of 152 as the first recipients of the Support to Promote Research and Creativity (SPARC) Graduate Research Fellowship, with funded grant projects encompassing topics from improved solid oxide fuel cell performance to body mapping for guitarists.
The SPARC fellowship is a new program which was created this year by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
“The SPARC Graduate Research Fellowship program benefits USC’s graduate students not only by providing financial support for research and creative projects, but also by providing an opportunity to train students in the art of grant writing,” said Prakash Nagarkatti, vice president for research.
The 2013 fellowship recipients are spread across nine schools and colleges at the university. Awardees will be recognized at the 2013 Graduate Student Day Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 12, at 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Russell House Ballroom.
SPARC Graduate Research Fellowship recipients can receive up to $5,000 to fund research or creative projects. The list of the 2013 SPARC Graduate Research Fellowship Awardees is available online here.