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Rhodos Fellows

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Rhodos Magellan Grant

The Rhodos Maker Magellan Grant

  • up to $1,000 per recipient for salary, materials and travel
  • for projects in collaboration with a mentor
  • funds creative, scholarly, and research activities



You must be: 

  • an active member of the Rhodos Fellows program whether as a first year, returner, or Colossus Scholar
  • in good academic standing with the university
  • working under the guidance of a faculty, staff or community mentor
  • proposing a project related to the Rhodos mission in information, design, and computing.

Application Process

You do not have to apply for the full amount to be considered for this grant. You may apply to this grant at the same time as other funding.

  1. Complete the Magellan Programs Application [doc]
    Includes sections for project overview, research compliance, research abroad and budget
  2. Have your mentor complete the Mentor Collaboration Form [doc].
    If you have a secondary mentor, have them complete the Secondary Mentor Form [doc]. Both forms should be mailed to
    NOTE: graduate students are permitted as daily advisers and co-mentors but are not eligible to be the primary mentor for a project.
  3. Submit the online application form
    Select "Rhodos Maker Magellan" from the menu. Under "Magellan Programs Application," upload your PDF or Word document.

You may not submit a proposal during the semester you are graduating. 
You must be enrolled for one full semester after the award date of the grant. 

For more information visit the Office of Undergraduate Research.


National Fellowships and Scholar Programs


Why Apply?

The world of national fellowships isn't just about winning—although USC students win... a lot. Students who engage in the process of applying for a fellowship gain:

  • a clearer vision of their future: a sense of their professional interests, strengths and talents, career goals and post-grad options.
  • stronger interview skills and application materials for future jobs, graduate school or other awards.
  • experience and confidence in presenting and defending ideas in writing and before panels of reviewers.
  • individual guidance from faculty and more meaningful relationships with faculty and staff mentors.
  • connections to campus and community networks, from getting involved to research activities to being recognized by the university for outstanding efforts and accomplishments.

We Help You Compete

Our advising services are devoted to all students who show commitment to their studies and to the greater good of society. This includes current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent USC alumni.

We can offer you advice on specific national competitions, connect you with faculty mentors and provide assistance through essay review, reflective conversations and interview practice.

Find out how you can get started in national fellowships today.

For more information visit the National Fellowships and Scholars Programs page.


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