Student Research Fellowships

SC Humanities encourages undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years attending an accredited college or university in South Carolina to explore research and scholarship of important topics in the humanities. Student Research Fellowships support research in the study of history, philosophy and ethics, literature, linguistics, languages, jurisprudence, cultural anthropology, archaeology, comparative religions, art history and/or criticism, folklore, or interdisciplinary scholarship in these areas. Special consideration is given to projects that have a South Carolina focus or component. Successful Student Research Fellows must conduct at least one public program tailored for and delivered to a general public audience to ensure that the shared stories are available to communities in South Carolina. SC Humanities staff will help schedule the student fellow to appear at the annual South Carolina Humanities Festival or another appropriate presentation venue.The number of Student Research Fellowships awarded vary each year.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Funding Amount

  • $1,000 stipend

Student Fellowships May Not Be Used For:

  • Projects which are standard requirements for course work
  • institutions (only for individual scholars)

How to Apply

  • Application (Word)
  • One original and 5 hard copies are due to SC Humanities offices prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline. (This is a firm and not a post-marked deadline.) Mail to: PO Box 5287, Columbia, SC 29250; ship or hand-deliver to: 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 203, Columbia, SC 29204 (**Please call before hand-delivering to confirm that somebody is in the office.)


Program Start Date: Proposed project/activities must begin on or after January 22, 2018.

Final Application Deadline

Notification Date

Start Date for Use of Awarded Funds

Reviewed By

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

SC Humanities Board of Directors