|The Magellan Galen supports Galen Fellows in their pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative activities with a health focus. The award funds up to $500 towards salary, materials, supplies, and/or travel.
- Funds Galen Health Fellows in their pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative activities with a health focus
- Projects are worked on with a faculty, staff, or community mentor
- Provides up to $500 for salary, materials, supplies, and/or travel costs required to complete the project
- mentor-designed (students can work directly on mentor's project; does not have to be separate question/topic)
- student generated projects or questions (this is not a requirement of Magellan projects)
- research abroad
- service-learning and community-based-research
- any combination of the above
| Magellan Health recipients are required to:
- Make significant progress toward the completion of their project within the grant period
- Complete a research ethics workshop. See Workshops FOR researchers.
- Present at Discover USC
- Submit a research report and pictures
The Magellan Galen has what is called a ROLLING deadline. This means there isn't really a deadline. Simply submit your proposal when you are ready. We will then submit the proposal to a review committee.
The process will take approximately one month from the moment you submit to finding out whether you received the award. One thing to note about the rolling deadline is that the earlier you submit, the better.
- Galen Health Fellow
- Good standing with the Galen Health Fellows Program
- Good standing with the University (no current academic or judicial probation)
- Working under the guidance of a USC faculty, staff, or community member on any scholarly, research, or creative project
- Project must focus on some aspect of health issues and/or topics
- Students may submit one application for a small group working on the same project. The maximum amount groups can request is up to $500 per student or a maximum of $2000 per project (if more than four students are part of the group).
Please note: Students may not submit a proposal during the same semester in which they are graduating. Proposals CAN be submitted the semester BEFORE graduating. Explorer recipients must be enrolled for one full semester AFTER the award date of the grant. Example: students graduating in May can apply during the fall of the same academic year but not in the spring semester before May graduation. Students graduating in December may not apply in fall of the same academic year.
What do you mean by salary?
We mean that you get paid! The way it works is Galen Health Fellows hires you, you submit time sheets each week, and then you receive a paycheck. We encourage students to request no more than $10 per hour.
Do you need supplies too? Don't worry, you can include salary, materials and supplies, and travel costs on your budget. Just keep in mind that the maximum amount you may receive is $500.
What are materials, supplies, and travel costs?
In the past, students have used these funds to purchase everything from cameras and digital recorders to trees and cement. If you purchase an item, remember that it belongs to USC. You do not get to keep it. Check out the Allowable Costs section to see examples of how you could use the Galen. When in doubt, call us.
Please note that materials, supplies, and travel funds are provided by REIMBURSEMENT ONLY. What that means is you will purchase the items and then bring the original receipts to the Galen Health Fellows office. We will submit the appropriate paperwork to have you reimbursed. Typically, this is done by check that is mailed to your home several weeks after the paperwork is submitted
- Software (e.g., SPSS, InDesign)
- Plane tickets
- Gas (for trips over 10 miles one way)
- Printing costs
- Hotel room
- Cameras or video equipment
- Renting a kayak
- Books (not found through the USC library)
- Raffle items (for participants in a study-must be under $50 apiece)
- Conference travel (no more than half of your budget can go towards conference travel)
- Computer (including laptop, desktop)
- Giftcards or cash (e.g., to pay participants)
- Hire people (e.g., consultants)
- Travel under 10 miles one way
- Books that may be found through the USC library
- Senior thesis printing costs
- Any item that does not have a receipt
Other points to ponder
- Looking for a digital recorder? iPad? External hard drive? We have those items available to be checked out for research projects. Check with us.
- Be sure to ask your department if they have and/or would allow you access to any materials and supplies you need. If not, note it in your budget that you checked.
- Students may submit one application for a small group working on the same project. The maximum amount groups can request is up to $1000 per student or a maximum of $4000 per project (if more than four students are part of the group).
- You do not have to apply for the full amount to be considered for the Apprentice.
- You may apply for this grant in addition to other funding (e.g., Magellan Scholar, Magellan Mini-Grant).
BEFORE you plan your research abroad review this document for:
- Important people to meet with and contact
- Research abroad requirements
- Guidelines and tips for the application
Want to learn more about research abroad including additional FUNDING sources? Check this out!
NOTE: ALL students traveling abroad MUST register with the Study Abroad Office (except when traveling for vacation) and comply with all university travel policies (ACAF 2.09) - Columbia campus only
Do ANY of these apply to you?
- Volunteering abroad
- Researching abroad
- Interning abroad
- Studying abroad (for credit or not)
Yes AND USC Columbia? Complete the registration steps here
Yes but NOT USC Columbia? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-777-1141
Not sure? Check in with the Study Abroad Office. Be safe, not sorry!
Close-Hipp Building, Suite 453
Want to apply? Ready to get started?
A complete application consists of:
Step 1: Complete the Magellan Programs Application
(includes the following sections: project overview, research compliance, study abroad, and a
Step 2: Have your mentor complete the Mentor Collaboration Form
They may email the form to email@example.com
*If you have a co-mentor, please have them complete the Co-Mentor Form
Step 3: Complete the online application form
Select "Magellan Apprentice" from pull down menu
Under "Magellan Programs Application," upload the completed Magellan Programs
Application (must be a word document of PDF)
Need some help?
Still not sure?
Let’s get you in for a meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 777-1141 to make an appointment.
Make an appointment to meet with one of our advisors
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