Center for Excellence

Proposal Requirements

The Center for Excellence in Teaching is pleased to announce a request for proposals for Summer Research Grants. Up to ten (10) Summer Research Grants will be awarded up to the maximum amount of $1,500. In addition, up to three (3) recipients will be selected as Bush Summer Research Fellows based on the quality of their proposals. If warranted, these individuals will receive an additional $500 to complete their projects. No additional application is required for consideration for the Bush Fellowships


All full-time faculties are eligible to submit applications. A faculty member may submit only one application for consideration. Those who have been selected for Summer Research Grants in previous years may submit an application; however, previous awardees of the Bush Fellowships will not be considered for the same level of funding for a period of three years after the initial award.

Terms of Award

Faculty will receive a grant of up to $1,500 with the expectation that they will complete the proposed research project within the specified time frame of Summer. A written evaluation and campus presentation of the project and/or results is required according to the published guidelines of the Claflin University Center for Excellence in Teaching.

Review Process

An interdisciplinary faculty and administrative panel will review all applications. Applications will be judged on the basis of:

  • The quality and significance of the proposed research, scholarship, or creative work;
  • The commitment of the faculty member to devote significant time to working on the project; and
  • The role of the faculty member in the endeavor, including the intellectual quality of the experience.