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For questions about your project, hours, salary, etc. please connect with your faculty
mentor for direction and advice.
Due to the cancellation of Discover USC, we have made updates to the grant presentation
For graduating seniors, the presentation requirement is waived.
For all other grant recipients, we look forward to seeing you at Discover USC 2021!
Additional grant requirements:
Research reports are still due one month after grant end date or before graduation, whichever is first.
The one- to two-page research report must be approved by your mentor and then submitted
to our office through Blackboard.
Do you need an extension of your OUR/Magellan grant?
If your Magellan grant ends in May 2020 and you need to extend the grant period, please
review the process below. The process applies to all OUR/Magellan grants including
Scholar, Apprentice, Minigrant, etc.
Extensions may be requested under the following circumstances:
project is not finished
funds are still remaining in the grant
the student will still be an undergraduate or is requesting to continue for no more
than one semester past graduation (May graduates cannot extend beyond August, August
graduates no later than December, and December graduates no later than May)
To request an extension: Mentors or business managers should email email@example.com with the following:
name of the undergraduate grant recipient
the reason for needing an extension [such as, project requires extension due to university
shutdown surrounding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).]
confirmation of mentor's willingness to continue supervising student and project
new end date requested (must be a specific date such as 8/15/2020) *Please note that
the Magellan Guarantee and Magellan Explorer can not extend beyond the fiscal year
Not sure of your grant end date or if an extension is needed?
For Magellan Scholars: Ask your mentor. Your mentor’s department business manager
will have access to your grant end date and award balance.
For all other Magellan grants (Minigrant, Apprentice, etc): email
OUR Grant Applicants
As of now, the announce date for the Magellan Scholar remains the same. The Magellan
Mini-Grant and Magellan Apprentice announce date has been moved to April 15. Please
continue to monitor our page for updates.
Discover USC Participants
Discover USC 2020 is cancelled. For more information ➡️
Participants using Discover USC to fulfill requirements, please see information below:
If you have a grant through the Office of Undergraduate Research, please see grant
recipients tab above.
If you are pursuing Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD), please contact
If you have a SURF/ESP grant, please contact the
We are in the process of moving our workshops online so they can be accessed anytime.
Please continue to monitor our
workshop page for updates.
Research/Conference Travel Getting Started in Research?
Can I still get started in research? Yes, we encourage students to continue to seek out research opportunities for the
How do I get started in research? Visit our Getting Started page for information and resources about connecting with faculty and research projects.
Getting Started in Research Virtual Workshop to learn how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors.
make an appointment online to meet by phone or virtually with an advisor from our office to discuss how to get
started in research. On the "appointment details" page, please indicate your preference
for type of meeting (e.g., phone, virtual) in the comments box.
Due to classes being moved online, we have made updates to our recommendations when
contacting faculty during this time: - Please be understanding that faculty may be slower to respond to you over email
during this time. - Within your email to your potential faculty mentor, be sure to include the following:
"I am interested in learning more about your research and the possibility of assisting
you on any current projects. I would love to meet with you via phone, virtually, or
set up a time to meet in person when we return to campus."
Summer Research Opportunities
REUs, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, are summer research programs sponsored
by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Don't let the name fool you, there are opportunities
in a variety of disciplines including Psychology, Education, Ethics, Business and
Economics, Sociology, Communications, Social Justice, and more!
Programs are available across the country (and a few internationally). Most pay a
salary (called a stipend) and often provide housing and travel reimbursements. For
more info, visit
Summer research experiences are also offered through the National Institutes of Health
Have a specific institution in mind? Check their website for undergraduate research
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