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USC sets new research and sponsored award funding records, garnering more than $250 million in 2016

USC faculty set two new research and sponsored award records in fiscal year 2016, garnering the highest ever total awards and the highest level of federal funding in the Carnegie tier one research university's history.

SPARC Graduate Research Grant workshops begin September 7

The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting SPARC Grant applications until Wednesday, October 26. Required SPARC application workshops begin on Wednesday, September 7.

Graduate students, register today for the Grant Writing Basics Workshop

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to invite graduate students to a special Grant Writing Basics Workshop on Thursday, September 29, at 1:00 p.m. In this workshop, designed specifically for graduate students, we will discuss strategies for grant writing success, grant budget development and common mistakes to avoid when writing a grant proposal.

Office of Research seeks nominations for 2017 Breakthrough awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to open the nomination period for all three of our signature Breakthrough awards: Breakthrough Leadership in Research, Breakthrough Stars and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars. All nominations for these programs are due by Friday, October 21, 2016.

Register now for the SC Floods Conference

The Office of the Vice President for research will host a conference for researchers to share findings from their projects funded by the 2015 SC Floods Research Initiative on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Office of Research Staff Honored at Service Awards Luncheon

This spring, the Office of the Vice President for Research honored more than a dozen staff members for years of service to the state of South Carolina.

Join us for the 2016 Summer Research Symposium

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to invite all undergraduate students conducting research projects with USC faculty this summer to participate in the 2016 Summer Research Symposium. Students from all disciplines are invited to share their work via a poster presentation on Thursday, July 28.

SPARC Grants ignite research success stories for graduate student researchers

The SPARC Graduate Research Grant program, offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research, supports graduate student research and scholarship, providing funding and a unique opportunity to practice writing proposals.

Undergraduate researchers: Join us for summer research workshops

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer a series of research workshops for undergraduate students throughout the summer months.

Outstanding Researchers Honored at Breakthrough Awards Events

Outstanding Researchers Honored at Breakthrough Awards Events

Each spring, the Office of the Vice President for Research honors the recipients of Breakthrough Awards with two very special events. The 2016 Breakthrough Awards luncheon and dinner were smashing success stories.

USC Researchers Sweep 2016 Governor's Awards for Science

This year, USC faculty members received honors in all of the four award categories. Congratulations to professors Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Bert Ely, Chuanbing Tang and Yiming Ji.

Congratulations to the 2016 ASPIRE Grant Recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to announce the results of our ASPIRE I, II and III internal research funding competitions. The office initiated the annual ASPIRE grant program in 2012 to fund promising research and shared research infrastructure to strengthen USC's competitiveness for external grants and to increase research and scholarship throughout the USC System.

Julius Fridriksson receives an $11.1 million grant from the NIH to study aphasia recovery

Julius Fridriksson receives an $11.1 million grant from the NIH to study aphasia recovery

The Arnold School of Public Health professor will use funding to create the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery to better understand and treat the communication disorder in patients recovering from stroke.

Join us Friday, April 22, for an extra special Discovery Day

The Office of Undergraduate Research has big plans for Discovery Day 2016. This year's event will showcase a record-high number of presentations highlighting undergraduate research, leadership and scholarship. But there's more: this year's event will also feature the Magellan Ten celebration, marking ten years and more than 1,000 projects supported by the Magellan Programs.

Claudia Benitez-Nelson receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Claudia Benitez-Nelson receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research congratulates Dr. Benitez-Nelson on this award, which positions her as USC's nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award.

Vice President for Research Prakash Nagarkatti receives prestigious immunotoxicology award

Vice President for Research Prakash Nagarkatti receives prestigious immunotoxicology award

Dr. Nagarkatti was honored with the Vos Lifetime Career Achievement Award in Immunotoxicology at the 2016 annual meeting of the international Society of Toxicology.

Office of Research Announces 2016 RISE Recipients

The Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, or RISE program. This year, 23 faculty researchers from USC's system campuses and online degree-completion programs received RISE funds to support their summer research projects.

Office of the Vice President for Research Announces 2015-2016 SPARC Graduate Research Grant Recipients

Each year, the Office of the Vice President for Research offers a competitive research grant program for graduate students from all areas of study. This academic year, 56 students from 9 different academic units have been awarded SPARC grants.

New Carnegie Classifications List USC Columbia as an Institution of "Highest Research Activity"

As of February 1, 2016, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education has fully adopted an updated system of classifications for colleges and universities. In the new classifications, the University of South Carolina Columbia has retained its place among the most elite doctoral-granting research universities.

Grant Adminstrators: Sign up today for the GRANT Certificate Program

The Office of Research and Grant Development is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 GRANT Certificate program.

Vice President for Research Announces 2016 Breakthrough Research Award Recipients

Vice President for Research Announces 2016 Breakthrough Research Award Recipients

Each year, the Office of the Vice President for Research honors a distinguished group of senior faculty, early-career faculty and graduate students making major impacts in USC's scholarly community with Breakthrough awards. This spring semester, the office is proud to announce the outstanding 2016 class of Breakthrough awardees.

Office of Research programs support scholarly projects at every level

The Office of the Vice President for research invests in USC research success through a wide variety of funding programs, with many students and faculty reaping the benefits.

Pursuit of happiness leads to a $2.1 million grant award for USC

A pair of philosophy researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Chicago has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the connections between virtue, happiness and the meaning of human life and society.

Crowdfunding with Experiment.com: A great option for all disciplines

Experiment.com hosts crowdfunding projects in all disciplines, from hard sciences to social sciences to the arts and humanities. Whatever your area of study, Experiment.com and the Office of the Vice President for Research can help you get the funding you need to make your dream project a reality.

SPARC Application Workshop video now available

The October 8 SPARC Application Workshop did not occur due to the cancellation of classes. To help accommodate SPARC applicants, we created a SPARC Application Workshop video which can be viewed at any time to satisfy the workshop requirement for 2015-16 SPARC proposals.

 

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