The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Research and Professional Development Program

The Graduate College Research and Professional Development Program takes a much more comprehensive approach to holistically preparing graduate students for the next step in their careers.

Apply for Research & Development funds today.

Starting this fall, the Graduate College Research and Professional Development Program will offer:

Funding for the Presentation of Research for Graduate Students. A committee made up of staff members from the CGC, the Office of Grants Administration and Sponsored Programs, the library, and other support areas on campus, will review proposals and determine awards to students based on a set of criteria and policies that support reasonable expenses related to presenting their research at professional conferences. Students must present a paper at the conference to be eligible for support. The maximum allowed will be $500 per year. Awards will be based on the availability of funds. A final report must be submitted by the student demonstrating how the funds were spent.

Funding for Graduate Student Research. These funds will be used to support small grants to graduate students who need funds to complete their research projects. A committee will review these proposals and determine awards based on the availability of funds and the merits of the projects. The maximum allowed will be $250 per year. A final report must be submitted by the student demonstrating how the funds were spent.

Leadership Development Workshops. Graduate students interested in participating in workshops relating to leadership development or other opportunities relating to licensure or certification in their chosen fields. A committee will review these proposals and determine awards to students. Awards will be based on the availability of funds. The maximum support offered for these seminars is $150 per year. A final report must be submitted by the student demonstrating how the funds were spent.

Grant Writing Workshops for Graduate Students. The Office of Grants Administration and Sponsored Programs will host workshops each year specifically for graduate students who are interested in seeking external funding for their research ideas. These workshops will be free to all graduate students.

Publishing Workshops for Graduate Students. Workshops will be hosted by the Graduate College for those students interested in learning more about publishing their research. These workshops may be customized by discipline, depending on the level of interest by students. These workshops will be free to all graduate students.

Online Journal. The Graduate College will support the creation and delivery of an interdisciplinary online journal. We are in the early stages of development of this project, but expect that the journal will be launched some time during the 2016/17 academic year. Graduate students may be involved in the operation of the journal as well as in submitting manuscripts for review as authors.

The Citadel Graduate College Fellows Program. This pilot program provides a one-time stipend of $1,000 to graduate students. There are six stipends, one for each academic school, and one for the Department of Leadership Studies. Academic school deans, in consultation with department heads with graduate programs, will develop the criteria and the protocol for the selection of three finalists for the CGC Fellow for their respective schools. The dean, or in the case of Leadership Studies, the Department Head, will then send his recommendation to the CGC Fellows Committee for the selection of a recipient.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Heuertz at 843-953-3195 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DISCLAIMER: Funds are subject to availability and the full amounts are not guaranteed.

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