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.

For its 2019 funding cycle, SCICU has two programs:

1) Its customary, longstanding grant that supports research in any discipline

Before completing an application, please review the 2019 SCICU APPLICATION GUIDELINES.

Once you have reviewed the Application Guidelines, here is the 2019 SCICU Application

2) A new program for research specific to the history or natural environment of Hobcaw Barony Plantation in Georgetown, SC that must be conducted onsite. 

Before completing an application, please review the​ 2019 SCICU Application Guidelines Hobcaw Barony Program

Once you have reviewed the Application Guidelines, here is the 2019 SCICU Application for the Hobcaw Barony Program

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

If you have questions, contact The Undergraduate Research Office at 864.294.2119.

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: 

     Vidyaa Gudivada, an SCICU grant         recipent, presents her work at a             national conference.  

​​Vidyaa Gudivada, a senior at Furman, received an SCICU grant for the summer of 2018. She worked with Dr. Onarae Rice, a professor in Furman’s Neuroscience program, to study the brain’s dopamine D3 receptor in rodents. Their goal was to better understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and find a possible treatment. She had the opportunity to present her research at a conference this fall in San Diego, California.

 “We had a lot of people come to our poster. I spoke to a lot of graduate students who also did behavioral neuroscience research. I was given good feedback on how to further improve our future research [and I] learned about new neuroscience lab technology.”

 “It was a great experience to present our research that we worked so hard for. It was great to hear feedback form others! I had a wonderful time.”

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