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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.

Internal funding to pursue research on October 2015 catastrophic flooding

UPDATE: Flood research grant recipients announced October 26, 2015.

Office of Research issues call for 2016 Breakthrough awards for faculty and graduate students

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, November 6, 2015.

School of Medicine researchers publish findings that marijuana THC can delay transplant rejection

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology show that mice receiving THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, had a delay in the rejection of an incompatible organ.

USC's sponsored awards reach record high of $242.8 million for 2015

USC's sponsored awards reach record high of $242.8 million for 2015

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce another record-setting year for research and sponsored award funding at the University of South Carolina.

Grant Basics Workshop for graduate students and postdocs offered in October

The Office of Research is pleased to announce a new, comprehensive workshop designed to prepare graduate students and postdocs to write competitive grant proposals. Register today for the October 21 workshop.

SPARC graduate research grant applications accepted through November 18

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the application period for the signature graduate student grant program, SPARC. The first of four offerings of the SPARC application workshop, a requirement to be eligible for this grant, will be held on Tuesday, September 8.

Magellan Scholar undergraduate research program seeks proposals

Join the Office of Undergraduate Research Team for an application workshop to learn more about the Magellan Scholar program and get all the information you need to prepare your proposal.

Register now: Free Tourism Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

This special, free event, which is open to faculty, staff, students and community members, is coming up Sunday, August 2 through Tuesday, August 4.

Join us for the 2015 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 2015 Summer Research Symposium. Students from all disciplines are invited to share their work via a poster presentation on Thursday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m.

Office of Research program funds summer mentorship

The Office of the Vice President for Research encourages faculty members who plan to mentor under-represented minority student this summer to apply for SMART program funding. Applications are due on Friday, June 5.

 

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