Honors Competitive Research, Internship, Study Abroad, and Academic Presentation Travel Grants
USCB is determined to maximize the learning advantages of the BCH students. The Washington, DC based Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides a list of educational rewards, some of which are:
- Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
- Increases enrollment in graduate education and provides effective career preparation
- Develops critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence
- Develops an understanding of research methodology
- Promotes an innovation-oriented culture
Qualified BCH program students will be encouraged to apply for research funding opportunities like the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). BCH students will have the opportunity to participate in the USCB Gateway to Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Conference and to present at the USCB Student Research and Scholarship Day and in USC Columbia's DISCOVER USC, as well as regional and national conferences. BCH students planning to present at professional conferences may apply for travel grants. To assist with all these, BCH students will have extended access to certain USCB Library services and access to photocopiers for research work.