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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, April 8, 2021

In our latest update, get the March 2021 grant awards report, read about how Congress, the NSF Director and President Biden are working to invest in U.S. research and learn how Google Scholar is helping to make sure public-access articles are made available to the public for free.

Monthly Grant Awards Report: March 2021

In this month's report, we share new grant awards received by the University of South Carolina's outstanding faculty researchers in March 2021.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, April 1, 2021

In this week's edition, we have a special feature on our new Distinguished Honors and Awards website, report back on an NIH survey about COVID-19 impacts on researchers and share news on the bipartisan NSF for the Future Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, March 25, 2021

In this week's update, we remind readers to register to serve as a reviewer for Discover UofSC 2021, share information about the SCTR COVID-19 State of the Science retreat, honor dedicated faculty members who support Office of the Vice President for Research programs and share the latest news on expanding diversity in biomedical research, cyberextortion affecting universities and a new NIH webinar on the 21st Century Cures Act.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, March 18, 2021

This week's research update includes the new February 2021 grant awards report, shares news on new NIH application requirements and NIH efforts to eliminate systemic bias from the peer-review process, and offers perspectives on current events in the scientific community.

Monthly Grant Awards Report: February 2021

In this month's report, we share new grant awards received by the University of South Carolina's outstanding faculty researchers in February 2021.

Office of Research honors faculty members for supporting the UofSC research community

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to recognize 11 faculty members who show an ongoing commitment to internal research programs at UofSC with two awards, the 2021 Distinguished Research Service Award and the 2021 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Today's edition of the Weekly Research Update includes an opportunity to take part in a workshop on science diplomacy to promote basic research and international cooperation, an invitation to get involved with Discover UofSC as a reviewer, a notice that University Libraries has extended the deadline for the Educational Dataset Procurement Pilot, an editorial discussing 2020 scientific breakthroughs and challenges and information on the NIH's plans to invest in research on long COVID.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, March 4, 2021

This edition includes Discover UofSC 2021 registration reminders, information on new review criteria for NIH Support for Scientific Conferences applications, a recent Inside Higher Ed opinion piece on the value of international students in American higher education and news of the return of earmarks in the U.S. House of Representatives.

2021 RISE Grants fund summer research by UofSC System faculty

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to award 2021 RISE Grants to fund meritorious summer research projects by faculty working at the University of South Carolina's comprehensive institutions and Palmetto College campuses.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, February 25, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Research Update, we share Discover UofSC 2021 updates and invite readers involved in research administration to join the Office of Research and Grant Development for a virtual networking event.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, February 18, 2021

In this week's edition of the Weekly Research Update, we announce exciting new details about Discover UofSC 2021, share the 2021 NSF Future Manufacturing program solicitation and remind UofSC faculty and staff about support available to them as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Today's Weekly Research Update includes the January 2021 new sponsored awards report, an update on the RISE Act, calls by U.S. scientists for Congress to examine complaints of racial profiling in the China Initiative, new NIH-funded studies on long term COVID-19 symptoms and more.

Monthly Awards Report: January 2021

In this month's report, we share new sponsored awards received by the University of South Carolina's outstanding faculty researchers in January 2021.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, February 4, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Research Update, we share a survey showing COVID-19's impact on academic research, encourage readers to get involved with University Libraries virtual research and data workshops and remind faculty members about the upcoming Magellan Scholar deadline for undergraduate researchers.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 28, 2021

This week's edition of the Weekly Research Update invites readers to register for Discover UofSC, announces a new Associate VP for Research, shares a story on a proposed amnesty program for academics who disclose past foreign funding and offers a glimpse of 10 research-related stories the American Institute of Physics will be watching in 2021.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 21, 2021

This week's update includes announcements of the 2021 Breakthrough Awards and Discover UofSC 2021, a reminder to encourage students to apply for Magellan Scholar, an invitation to sharpen your data-related skills with an upcoming University Libraries program and a call for input on the new NSF Strategic Plan.

Office of Research honors 2021 Breakthrough Award recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to celebrate the outstanding scholars selected to receive 2021 Breakthrough Leadership in Research, Stars and Graduate Scholars awards.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 14, 2021

In the January 14, 2021 edition, we announce recipients of 2021 SPARC Grants, share a professional development opportunity from NSF, invite graduate students to sign up for the SHARPGrads research skills program, link to an article on COVID-19 vaccine development and provide a listing new of awards received by UofSC faculty in December 2020.

Monthly Awards Report: December 2020

In this month's report, we share new sponsored awards received by the University of South Carolina's outstanding faculty researchers in December 2020.

Forty-three graduate students selected to receive 2020-2021 SPARC Grants

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to award SPARC Graduate Research Grants of up to $5,000 to 43 graduate students selected by a panel of faculty across the university. These graduate students will use SPARC funding to complete meritorious scholarly projects in areas of study from energy storage to immersive theater.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 7, 2021

In the first 2021 edition of the Weekly Research Update, we announce DOE's selection of the Battelle Savannah River Alliance to manage the Savannah River National Laboratory, remind readers about 2021 ASPIRE application deadlines, share an opportunity to attend the 2021 Big Data Health Science Center virtual conference and link to a report analyzing U.S. policies on foreign influence in research.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, December 17, 2020

In this week's edition, we share news of new NIH funding for diverse scholars, update readers on challenges facing flagship research universities in 2021, take a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic affected research publishing this year and announce a holiday hiatus for the Weekly Research Update newsletter.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, December 10, 2020

This edition of the Weekly Research Update includes information on the 12 projects recently funded through the Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund, a call for pilot study grant proposals from the SmartState ACORN Center, a reminder about next week's ASPIRE I Q&A sessions, a link to the November 2020 monthly awards report and registration details for a virtual seminar offered by the UofSC Big Data Health Science Center.

Monthly Awards Report: November 2020

In this month's report, we share new sponsored awards received by the University of South Carolina's outstanding faculty researchers in November 2020.

 

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