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Walker Institute


Funding

We offer funding for research, travel and teaching. 

Funding Opportunities

Faculty Research Grant Award

Walker Institute Faculty Research Grants:  These awards are intended to assist faculty engaged in international research.  Typical awards might consist of seed money for an exploratory visit to an international destination.  Applicants should explain how the grant will improve their chances of applying for external funding.  Maximum amount:  $4,000. 

Eligibility

  • Any Faculty Associate of Walker Institute is eligible to apply for these grants.
  • If you're not a faculty associate, you can apply to become one [pdf].
  • Applications must have the written endorsement of the department chairs for all USC faculty involved in the project.

Expectations

  • Faculty receiving Walker awards must submit a detailed accounting of all funds spent after completion of the project.
  • Submit a brief report and several pictures.
  • Any publications resulting from a grant award will acknowledge the support of Walker Institute.
  • Faculty receiving awards should be willing to make a brief presentation (brownbag, panel discussion, etc.) at Walker Institute after concluding the project.

How To Apply

Walker Institute Faculty Awards will be reviewed by a faculty committee, comprised of Associates of Walker Institute.
Completed applications can be submitted via email to CASWIIS@mailbox.sc.edu or a hard copy during the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm.  

Application packets for the Education Grants, Conference Travel Grants and International Research Grants should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the name of the award sought, a brief summary of the project, identifies all participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 800 words.
  • A detailed budget for the project that includes any matching funds
  • Current C.V.s of all applicants
  • A letter of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s) that includes the departments business manager, and include a commitment of any matching funds
International Conference Grant Award

Walker Institute International Conference Grants:  These awards will assist faculty with travel funds to present a paper at an international conference.  They require at least fifty percent matching funds from other sources, such as one’s home department.  Maximum amount:  $1,000.

Eligibility

  • Any Faculty Associate of Walker Institute is eligible to apply for these grants.
  • If you're not a faculty associate, you can apply to become one [pdf].
  • Applications must have the written endorsement of the department chairs for all USC faculty involved in the project

Expectations

  • Faculty receiving Walker awards must submit a detailed accounting of all funds spent after completion of the project.
  • Submit a brief report and several pictures.
  • Any publications resulting from a grant award will acknowledge the support of Walker Institute.
  • Faculty receiving awards should be willing to make a brief presentation (brownbag, panel discussion, etc.) at Walker Institute after concluding the project.

How To Apply

Walker Institute Faculty Awards will be reviewed by a faculty committee, comprised of Associates of Walker Institute.
Completed applications can be submitted via email to CASWIIS@mailbox.sc.edu or a hard copy during the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm.  

Application packets for the Education Grants, Conference Travel Grants and International Research Grants should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the name of the award sought, a brief summary of the project, identifies all participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 800 words.
  • A detailed budget for the project that includes any matching funds
  • Current C.V.s of all applicants
  • A letter of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s) that includes the departments business manager, and include a commitment of any matching funds
International Education Grant Award

Walker Institute International Education Grants:  These awards allow faculty to add or enhance an international dimension of their teaching activities.  The scope of teaching activities includes all forms of interaction with students.  Typical uses of funds, for example, might consist of a curriculum development grant to add an international dimension to an existing course or to create a new course with an international theme; participation in international study tours, such as those organized by Fulbright or the Institute for International Education; or bringing to campus a distinguished visitor who will have substantial interaction with graduate and undergraduate students.  Preference will be given to proposals to develop new classes or modify existing ones, especially if those classes become part of the Carolina Core and/or any of the area studies programs. Activities for which other funds are available on campus, such as leading study abroad classes, will be less competitive.  Maximum amount: $1,000. 

Eligibility

  • Any Faculty Associate of Walker Institute is eligible to apply for these grants.
  • If you're not a faculty associate, you can apply to become one [pdf].
  • Applications must have the written endorsement of the department chairs for all USC faculty involved in the project

Expectations

  • Faculty receiving Walker awards must submit a detailed accounting of all funds spent after completion of the project.
  • Submit a brief report and several pictures.
  • Any publications resulting from a grant award will acknowledge the support of Walker Institute.
  • Faculty receiving awards should be willing to make a brief presentation (brownbag, panel discussion, etc.) at Walker Institute after concluding the project.

How To Apply

Walker Institute Faculty Awards will be reviewed by a faculty committee, comprised of Associates of Walker Institute.
Completed applications can be submitted via email to CASWIIS@mailbox.sc.edu or a hard copy during the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm.  

Application packets for the Education Grants, Conference Travel Grants and International Research Grants should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the name of the award sought, a brief summary of the project, identifies all participants, and lists the amount of funding sought.
  • A narrative proposal, not to exceed 800 words.
  • A detailed budget for the project that includes any matching funds
  • Current C.V.s of all applicants
  • A letter of endorsement from the Associates’ department chair(s) that includes the departments business manager, and include a commitment of any matching funds