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Prakash Nagarkatti Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

The Vice President for Research and Carolina Distinguished Professor is the first ever National Academy of Inventors Fellow at the University of South Carolina.

Sign Up to Serve on a Review Committee for an Office of Research Program

The Office of the Vice President relies on faculty members throughout the USC System to serve as reviewers for our internal funding and awards programs for faculty and students. Serving on a review committee is a great way to support the USC research community and keep our internal funding and award programs vital and strong.

Office of Research Seeks 2019 Breakthrough Award Nominations

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for our three signature Breakthrough award programs: Breakthrough Leadership in Research, Breakthrough Stars and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars. All nominations for these programs are due by Friday, October 26, 2018.

USC Celebrates Fourth Consecutive Year of Record-Setting Research Activity and Sponsored Awards Funding

USC Celebrates Fourth Consecutive Year of Record-Setting Research Activity and Sponsored Awards Funding

Consistent increases in extramural funding at South Carolina's flagship university have been boosted by internal investment in new lines of research and shared infrastructure, incentivization of interdisciplinary collaboration and recruitment of outstanding faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.

NIH Center for Dietary Supplements and Inflammation Receives $10 million Phase Two Grant

This new round of funding will support five more years of work at the multi-disciplinary center, which conducts cutting-edge research on regulating inflammation to treat autoimmune disorders.

Office of Research Offers Grant Basics Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to a special Grant Writing Basics Workshop on Wednesday, September 19. The workshop includes an overview of strategies for grant writing and budget development, followed by a panel discussion featuring past SPARC and ASPIRE I, Track II-B reviewers.

2018 SPARC Graduate Research Grant Workshops Begin August 30

The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting SPARC Grant applications until Wednesday, October 10. SPARC applicants are required to attend a SPARC application workshop, which will be offered four times beginning on Thursday, August 30.

2018 Summer Research Symposium Highlights Undergraduate Scholarship

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to invite undergraduate students working on summer research projects with USC faculty to share their work at the 2018 Summer Research Symposium on Friday, July 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Thomas Cooper Library's Hollings Program Room.

Undergraduate Students are Invited to Office of Research Summer Workshop Series

We invite all undergraduate research students to join us for Research: Next Steps to Success, a series of professional development workshops led by USC faculty and staff throughout the summer.

Apply today for the 2019 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award for Junior Tenure-Track Biomedical Researchers

USC is one of only 177 institutions invited to submit an application for the 2019 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award, which provides $300,000 over four years to the selected assistant professor who shows outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Pre-proposal applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018.

2018 ASPIRE Grants Awarded to USC Faculty

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to announce the results of our 2018 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.

Discover USC Needs Your Help

Discover USC is seeking faculty, staff, postdocs and students to serve as reviewers/judges and volunteers at Discover USC on Friday, April 20. Sign up today--registration closes at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6!

New Distinguished Research Service Award Honors Dedicated Faculty

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to honor 10 USC faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to USC's research community through service as reviewers and committee members for our internal funding and awards programs.

Office of Research Awards 2018 RISE Grants

The Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, or RISE grant awards. This year, 24 faculty researchers from USC's system campuses will receive RISE funding to support their summer research projects.

New Class of Graduate Students Will Receive 2017-2018 SPARC Grants

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, 54 students from 10 different academic units will receive SPARC grants of up to $5,000.

Office of Research Honors 2018 Breakthrough Award Recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to honor a new class of outstanding researchers with the 2018 Breakthrough Leadership in Research, Star and Graduate Scholar awards.

Making an Impact

USC's Office of the Vice President for Research has, since 2011, made major investments in the university's research community at every level. Funding programs for student and faculty research have contributed to big gains in Carolina's competitiveness, and made impacts on the development of individuals along the way.

USC Postdocs Band Together

In 2014, USC's postdoctoral scholars joined together to form a new organization, the USC Postdoctoral Association. This group provides networking, professional development, social support and other opportunities for a campus community that might otherwise fall through the cracks.

Competing at the Highest Level

The USC faculty has broken its external funding records for three years in a row, garnering $253.6 million in sponsored awards in fiscal year 2017. Read about some of the notable research projects raising the bar and helping Carolina compete at the highest level.

Fall 2017 Breakthrough Magazine Highlights Opioid Research

Fall 2017 Breakthrough Magazine Highlights Opioid Research

Read about some of the most fascinating and timely research and scholarly activities happening at USC today, from projects addressing the opioid epidemic to a discussion on the legal implications of self-driving cars.

Magellan Programs Support Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Projects in Every Discipline

Undergraduate students from every discipline from STEM to the arts are encouraged to apply to gain real-world experience while pursuing projects of their own design with funding through Magellan programs. The time has never been better to get started.

USC and SC Institutions of Higher Education Receive $20 Million NSF Grant to Enhance Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Research

A new grant from the National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research will position South Carolina as a leader in advanced materials manufacturing, and develop a new pipeline of diverse and highly skilled talent through collaborations among ten colleges and universities around the state.

Office of Research Seeks Nominations for 2018 Breakthrough Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for our three signature Breakthrough award programs: Breakthrough Leadership in Research, Breakthrough Stars and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars. All nominations for these programs are due by Friday, October 20, 2017.

USC Breaks Sponsored Award Funding Record for the Third Consecutive Year

USC Breaks Sponsored Award Funding Record for the Third Consecutive Year

For the third year in a row, the University of South Carolina has garnered more extramural funding than ever before, with fiscal year 2017 awards totaling more than $253 million.

2017 SPARC Graduate Research Grant Workshops Begin August 30

The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting SPARC Grant applications until Wednesday, October 11. SPARC applicants are required to attend a SPARC application workshop, which will be offered four times beginning on Wednesday, August 30.

 

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