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 digital copy is due to SC Humanities prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline. (This is a firm and not a post-marked deadline.) Email to:


Program Start Date: Proposed project/activities must begin on or after January 24, 2020.

Final Application Deadline

Notification Date

Start Date for Use of Awarded Funds

Reviewed By

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

SC Humanities Board of Directors