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Office of Sponsored Awards and Research Support (SARS)

The Office of Sponsored Awards and Research Support (SARS) serves as the single point-of-contact for faculty, staff and students who are seeking assistance with their research and scholarly endeavors at USC Upstate. The Office of Sponsored Awards and Research Support will provide the training and development, resources and administrative support that principal investigators and future principal investigators need to advance their research and scholarship and to build the University’s reputation.

Please direct questions regarding Sponsored Awards and Grant Writing to Elaine Marshall, (864) 503-5331.

Please direct questions regarding Internal Faculty/Student Funding Opportunities and the Annual Research Symposium/Journal to Dr. Melissa Pilgrim, (864) 503-5781.




Contact Us

Elaine Marshall

Director of Sponsored Awards
Admin Building, Room 308C
Phone: 864-503-5331
Fax: 864-503-5285

Dr. Melissa Pilgrim
Director of Research Support
Admin Building, Room 308A
Phone: 864-503-5781

Adrian Hayes
Administrative Assistant
Admin Building, Room 308
Phone: 864-503-5185

USC Upstate
800 University Way
Administration Bldg, Suite 229
Spartanburg, SC 29303


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