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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.

Office of Research offers summer research workshops for undergraduates

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to invited all undergraduate students to join us for a series of research workshops this summer, beginning May 27.

Office of the Vice President for Research announces 2015 ASPIRE grant recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 ASPIRE I, II and III internal funding competitions. ASPIRE grants were initiated in 2012 to fund promising research and shared research infrastructure to help strengthen the University of South Carolina's competitiveness for external grants and bolster scholarship throughout the USC System.

USC COBRE for Dietary Supplements and Inflammation seeks applications for Target Faculty & Pilot Project grants

The NIH-funded USC Center of Biomedical Research Excellence on Dietary Supplements and Inflammation is aimed at developing research in this area at USC. This COBRE is pleased to announce the availability of a Target Faculty grant and two Pilot Project grants.

Graduate students, register today for Grant Writing: Strategies for Success workshop

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to invite graduate students to the Grant Writing: Strategies for Success workshop on Thursday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. In this workshop, designed specifically for graduate students, we will discuss strategies for grant writing success, as well as common mistakes to avoid.

New REU program offers undergraduates chance to work at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory this summer

Dr. Melissa Pilgrim, associate professor of biology at the University of South Carolina Upstate and a collaborator at the University of Georgia, were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to establish a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site at the Savannah River Ecology Lab.

Asif Khan Receives 2015 Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Research

Dr. Khan is known worldwide as a pioneer in the area of LED lights. His work contributed to the development of an entirely new multi-billion dollar industry of LED lighting.

Office of Research Announces 2015 RISE Recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2015 RISE program funding recipients. RISE is a competitive funding program that provides financial support to faculty members at USC's system campuses for meritorious summer research projects.

Join Us for Research Day: Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce Research Day 2015. This year's event is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Click for complete details and registration form.

USC Aiken Magellan Scholars Profiled

A group of Magellan Scholars from USC Aiken were recently profiled in the Aiken Standard newspaper.

UofSC School of Medicine department ranked fifteenth in NIH funding nationwide

Faculty in the School of Medicine's Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology capped off another successful year in 2014 by securing more than $9.2 million in annual funding from the National Institutes of Health, placing them fifteenth in the nation.

Office of Research honors faculty and graduate students with 2015 breakthrough awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of our signature spring award programs, Breakthrough Stars and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars.

Office of Research Congratulates 2015 SPARC Graduate Research Grant Recipients

The Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 recipients of the SPARC Graduate Research Grant. This year's 48 recipients represent 11 academic units, and will undertake diverse and exciting research and scholarly projects.

New Year, New Breakthrough

New Year, New Breakthrough

Check out the latest issue of Breakthrough, the University of South Carolina research magazine.

Nobel Laureate Ferid Murad visits UofSC

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Ferid Murad, visited the University of South Carolina recently to meet with students, share his experiences developing research that earned the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine and learn about the vital work happening in UofSC's NIH/IDeA research centers.

Nominations for the 2015 Breakthrough Graduate Scholars Award due Monday, January 5, 2015

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for the 2015 Breakthrough Graduate Scholars awards.

Nominations for the 2015 Breakthrough Stars Award due Friday, December 19

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for the 2015 Breakthrough Stars awards.

Two Office of Research faculty funding programs seek 2015 proposals

The Office of Research is seeking proposals for internal faculty research programs RISE and ASPIRE. Proposal deadlines are coming up in January and February 2015.

Office of Research Recognizes Eight Senior Faculty with 2014 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Awards

The Office for the Vice President of Research is proud to announce the 2014 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award Recipients. These eight outstanding senior faculty members have made a tremendous impact on research efforts at the University of South Carolina and the community beyond.

Rule of Law Collaborative awarded $5 million grant to provide governmental training

The global unrest spreading across countries and regions of the world - from Ukraine to Syria and Iraq to Hong Kong - underscores the vital work of a University of South Carolina center working to provide long-term solutions to the upheaval.

UofSC receives grant to study chemical disaster preparedness

Getting help to people most in need of care during a chemical disaster is something most small communities are not prepared to handle.

New $8 million NIH grant to fund Complementary and Alternative Medicine Center at USC

The University of South Carolina has received an $8 million grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), an institute of the National Institutes of Health. This grant will continue the prestigious NIH Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) Center in the USC School of Medicine--one of only 11 centers of its kind in the United States.

Mechanical engineering professor Travis Knight lands $4 million grant to study storage of used nuclear fuel

Mechanical engineering professor Travis Knight earned one of only five Department of Energy Integrated Research Project awards nationally for a total of $4 million dollars.

USC's research awards total $230.2 million for 2014

USC's research awards total $230.2 million for 2014

Research funding and sponsored awards at the University of South Carolina have been trending upward consistently for more than a decade. This trend continued through fiscal year 2014, during which university researchers earned $230.2 million in award activity, representing a 4.5 percent increase from fiscal year 2013.

USC Summer Research Symposium a success

The Office of the Vice President for Research held a Summer Research Symposium where undergraduate students who participated in research projects over the summer presented their work through a poster session and reception.

McNAIR Center unveils plans for new home

During the McNAIR Center First Look event, USC President Harris Pastides explained the importance of this step forward and touted the major impact this one-of-a-kind center will have on the future of South Carolina and the broader aerospace industry.

USC Researchers Take Leading Role in Materials Genome Initiative

SAGE Center researchers Jochen Lauterbach and Jason Hattrick-Simpers are among a small group of scientists selected to define the future of the federal Materials Genome Initiative.

USC researchers earn $3.2 million to fund development of innovative fuel cell and battery

At the recent New York Energy Week, the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy, or ARPA-E, announced $33 million in new funding for 13 projects aimed at developing transformational fuel-cell technologies, including $3.2 million for a project at the University of South Carolina.

UofSC named one of the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2013

In 2013, the University of South Carolina secured 29 utility patents to protect our researchers' inventions, giving them exclusive rights to make, use and commercialize the 29 innovative devices and processes covered by these patents, for up to 20 years.

USC Professor Russell Pate Honored with 2014 Governor's Awards for Science

USC exercise science professor Russell Pate was recently honored with two 2014 Governor's Awards for Science. Dr. Pate will accept the 2014 Excellence in Scientific Research and Excellence in Scientific Awareness awards.