Furman students and faculty at 2018 SCICU presentation 
​Furman's 2017 SCICU recipients and faculty 

The South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc., (SCICU) Student/Faculty Research Program was created to engage students in professionally guided primary research, which will develop critical thinking, inquiry, and communication skills.

The application deadline for Summer 2018 has passed.  Check back in the fall for the Summer 2019 application.  

See these suggestions from the Research Evaluation Team for creating a strong application.

If you have questions, contact The Undergraduate Research Office at 864.294.3110.

The SCICU was established in 1953 to promote the cause of independent higher education in South Carolina. Today, SCICU comprises 20 private institutions located throughout the state in pastoral communities, small towns, and urban settings. These colleges and universities serve the needs of more than 32,500 students. Visit the SCICU website for more information.

Research Project Spotlight: 


​Kinsey Peterson, an SCICU grant recipent, presents her work at a national conference.  


​​Kinsey Peterson, a senior Neuroscience major at Furman, received an SCICU grant for the summer of 2017.  She worked with Dr. Victoria Turgeon to study how thrombin and thrombin inhibitors impacted the growth of motor neurons. 

"This research helped me to use the knowledge I learned in the classroom and translate it into hands on experience.  I was able to combine knowledge from multiple different classes as well as lab experiences.

I am very proud of the data I was able to collect...and I am excited to be albe to help guide other students who are working on a follow up project.  Summer research was an incredible experience that allowed me to gain knowlege I would not have been able to achieve otherwise.  This summer helped me to narrow my career path and truly discover what I want to pursue after college.  I gained so much wisdom over this summer about working in a lab, putting in-class knowlege into practical applications, time management, organization, communication, and much more."​​

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