Presidential Scholars Challenge (PSC)
The Presidential Scholars Challenge (PSC) is a competitive program that provides bridge support to faculty researchers who are prepared to submit proposals for significant external funding to continue their research program during the PSC grant period. All full-time faculty and adjunct faculty in collaboration with full-time faculty are eligible to submit proposals in any discipline. Applicants may request released time (up to six credits), summer II salary, student stipends, and direct cost support as needed to support the research project. Applications are accepted in September and October; awards are announced in December. The PSC is a calendar-year program, consisting of an initial grant and a continuation grant, with a formal review in June to decide continuation funding for the second half of the year.