Over 100 applications received for inaugural year of Excellence Initiative

Representing every academic unit across campus, USC faculty members submitted 130 applications to the Excellence Initiative Committee for funding consideration.

Funding requests totaled approximately $70 million. Those proposals that are identified as the most transformative and sustainable will receive a portion of the $17 million that was set aside for the initiative. 

The Excellence Initiative Committee, led by Stephen Cutler, dean of the College of Pharmacy, anticipates completing its review of the Phase 1 applications by the middle of March. 

Established in Fall 2017, the Excellence Initiative was created as a strategic reinvestment in academic affairs. It was designed to support a range of important projects, including recruiting top faculty, ensuring excellence in the classroom and creating new experiential learning opportunities for students across academic disciplines.

For questions about the process, please contact Dean Stephen Cutler at 803-777-4151 or email sjcutler@cop.sc.edu.

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