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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, August 6, 2020

This week, The Office of the Vice President for Research encourages faculty to apply for funding through the Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund, shares new resources and COVID-19 testing opportunities for faculty and staff, and highlights new journal publications on how the novel coronavirus pandemic is affecting researchers around the world.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, July 30, 2020

In this edition of the Weekly Research Update, we highlight an upcoming COVID-19 virtual town hall for UofSC faculty and staff, share an NSF fellowship opportunity for graduate students in STEM fields, provide an update on the bipartisan RISE Act and more.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, July 23, 2020

This week, we highlight Tuesday night's COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for faculty and staff, remind readers about the new Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund, seek faculty reviewers to support our internal funding programs, provide registration information for a series of faculty forums on digital accessibility and an NIH roundtable, and share new COVID-19 information resources from Elsevier.

New Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund to support grants for UofSC faculty

This new program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research in partnership with the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with funding made available through the ASPIRE Program. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis from Wednesday, July 15 through Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, July 9, 2020

In this edition of the Weekly Research Update, we announce a new internal funding program to support research on racial equity, share a comprehensive report on mitigating COVID-19 risk in university research settings and connect readers with a recording of the July 7 UofSC virtual town hall for faculty and staff.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, July 2, 2020

Take a tour of the new UofSC COVID-19 website, check out a limited submission funding opportunity from SCRA and learn about web-based event offerings for researchers of all disciplines hosted by the NIH in this edition of the Weekly Research Update.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, June 25, 2020

In this edition we cover the bipartisan RISE Act to support U.S. research, note an extension of the NSF CAREER Award proposal deadline, connect readers with information on COVID-19 testing for UofSC employees, encourage researchers to check our COVID-19 expertise listing to find collaborators and share remote learning opportunities for researchers and scholars coming up in July.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Weekly Research Update for Thursday, June 18, includes news of a large grant to professor Xiaoming Li to study COVID-19 in South Carolina, an effort by theNIH Center for Scientific Review to eliminate racial disparities in research funding, a call for undergraduate research presentation reviewers and more.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, June 11, 2020

This week's research update includes a look at the NSF's new Vision 2030 report, opportunities to nominate early-career scientists for recognition by the AAAS and an overview of employee-focused information and resources available on the university's COVID-19 website.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, June 4, 2020

In this week's edition, we celebrate a major new award of $29 million over five years, mark UofSC's ranking among the top 100 worldwide patent-receiving universities, share new research guidance and workplace resources for returning employees to campus and invite postdoctoral scholars working throughout the system to join the UofSC Postdoctoral Association.

Return to Work: Guidance for Resuming Research Operations

The Office of the Vice President for Research, in conjunction with the University's Future Planning Group Three: Academics and Research, have developed detailed guidance for university research personnel returning to campus beginning June 2, 2020.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, May 28, 2020

In this edition, read new details about the university's Return to Work Plan, get the latest on NSF proposal formatting requirements and preview bipartisan federal legislation that, if signed into law, would add a technology arm to the NSF.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Subscribe for news and resources from the Office of the Vice President for Research, delivered to your inbox weekly. This week's edition includes an update on the COVID-19: Return to Work Plan, Purchasing Department plans to disperse PPE, a GIS workshop and research databases available through the University Libraries website.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Office of Research Awards 2020 ASPIRE Grants to UofSC Faculty

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to announce the recipients of our 2020 ASPIRE faculty research grants. Since it began in 2012, ASPIRE has funded promising research and shared research infrastructure, to enhance research and scholarship throughout the UofSC system.

Office of Research to Host Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5

The virtual town hall meeting will feature 15-minute presentations by three UofSC health sciences faculty experts and an audience Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public. Access link now available.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Office of Research Announces Recipients of the COVID-19 Internal Funding Initiative

A total of 42 projects involving 82 faculty members across five campuses, eight colleges and 29 departments will receive funding to complete innovative research projects addressing a wide variety of issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, April 16, 2020

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2020 Undergraduate Summer Research Programs and Events Canceled

Summer 2020 on-campus research programs and events for undergraduate students have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Help the Office of Research Build a List of COVID-19 Research Experts

The Office of the Vice President for Research requests that UofSC faculty with research expertise relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic submit summary information to be published on our website to facilitate research connections and collaborations across the university and throughout the state.

Office of Research Launches Internal Funding to Support COVID-19 Research

Proposals for this special funding initiative must be submitted in USCeRA by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Faculty from all disciplines and campuses are encouraged to apply.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update on Research Activities at UofSC

In a letter to the University of South Carolina research community, Vice President for Research Prakash Nagarkatti provides guidance for researchers and research administrators on research activities and services while system campuses are closed. This letter, initially published on March 17, 2020, will be updated as new information is available.

 

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