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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.

UofSC Professor Ron Prinz Lands $11.16 Million Grant to Launch a Research Center on Children's Well-Being

Dr. Prinz and his collaborators received a new grant of $11.16 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the interdisciplinary Research Center for Child Well-Being. This prestigious NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence involves 17 faculty researchers from five departments across four UofSC colleges and schools.

Office of Research Honors Dedicated Faculty with Service Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to present faculty members who show an ongoing commitment to our programs with two awards, the Distinguished Research Service Award and the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

2020 RISE Grants Fund Summer Research by UofSC System Faculty

The Office of the Vice President is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of RISE grant awards. The RISE program funds meritorious summer research projects by faculty members working at UofSC comprehensive institutions and Palmetto College campuses.

The Office of the Vice President for Research Awards 2019-2020 SPARC Grants to 57 Graduate Students

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 recipients of the SPARC Graduate Research Grants. These 57 graduate students, representing 10 academic units, will receive up to $5,000 to complete their meritorious scholarly projects.

2020 Breakthrough Award Recipients to be Honored for Research Excellence

Sixteen outstanding faculty members and 14 top-notch doctoral students across the University of South Carolina will receive Breakthrough awards at the spring Research Awards Dinner and be celebrated in a special awards booklet.

UofSC Research: Making an Impact

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to celebrate 2019, a year of outstanding scholarship, record-setting funding and growth in the University of South Carolina's research enterprise. Read on for some of 2019's brightest research highlights.

The 26th NSF EPSCoR National Conference Brought Attendees from Around the Country to the Palmetto State

The 26th NSF EPSCoR National Conference, hosted by the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research on Sunday, October 27 through Wednesday, October 30, drew more than 400 faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars and others for a packed program of speakers, breakout sessions and more, around the theme of "Science and Partnerships Across Disciplinary Boundaries."

White House Science Director to Seek Policy Input from UofSC Faculty

Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director and Science Advisor to the President of the United States, will convene a luncheon on Monday, October 28, to discuss research policy with UofSC faculty members.

UofSC Sets New Record with $278.6 Million in Research and Sponsored Awards Funding

Total research and sponsored awards soared to $278.6 million in fiscal year 2019, setting a new record for the fifth consecutive year.

Office of Research Accepting 2020 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 18, 2019.

SPARC Graduate Research Grant Workshops Begin August 29

The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting SPARC Grant applications until Wednesday, November 13. SPARC applicants are required to attend a SPARC application workshop, which will be offered four times beginning on Thursday, August 29.

Join Us for the NSF EPSCoR National Conference in Columbia This Fall

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the South Carolina EPSCoR Office are honored to host the 26th NSF EPSCoR National Conference in Columbia on Sunday, October 27 through Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

University of South Carolina Ranks Among Top Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2018

For the seventh year in a row, the University of South Carolina has been named one of the top 100 worldwide universities granted utility patents in 2018 by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

2019 Summer Research Symposium Showcases Undergraduate Scholarship

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to invite undergraduate students working on summer research projects with UofSC faculty to share their work at the 2019 Summer Research Symposium on Thursday, August 1, in the Thomas Cooper Library's Hollings Program Room.

Office of the Vice President for Research Offers Funding for STEM Equipment

The Office of the Vice President for Research has received funding from the South Carolina Lottery program to purchase state-of-the-art research equipment to develop and sustain interdisciplinary research. The office will coordinate an internal competition to select the final project for funding. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1.

Undergraduate Researchers are Invited to the "Research: Next Steps to Success" Workshop Series

All undergraduate students conducting research on UofSC campuses this summer are encouraged to join the Office of the Vice President for Research for our summer workshop series, Research: Next Steps to Success, beginning on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Two UofSC Faculty Members Honored with 2019 Governor's Awards for Excellence in Science

Governor Henry McMaster presented the 2019 Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness to Dr. Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, and the 2019 Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research to Dr. Hui Wang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Office of Research Awards 2019 ASPIRE Grants to UofSC Faculty

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to announce the results of our 2019 ASPIRE faculty research funding competition. Since it began in 2012, the annual ASPIRE grant program has funded promising research and shared research infrastructure, to enhance research and scholarship throughout the UofSC system.

Office of Research Honors Faculty with Two Service Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to honor faculty members who have steadfastly supported our programs with two awards, the Distinguished Research Service Award and the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

UofSC System Faculty Members Receive 2019 RISE Research Grants

The Office of the Vice President is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the RISE--Research Initiative for Summer Engagement--grant awards. The RISE program funds meritorious summer research projects by faculty members working at UofSC system campuses and Palmetto College.

The University of South Carolina Continues to Rank Among the Nation's Most Elite Research Institutions

The University of South Carolina has retained its top "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation in the 2018 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Only 130 universities, including Harvard and Stanford, share this elite designation.

2018-2019 SPARC Grants Fund Meritorious Graduate Student Research Projects

Each year, the Office of the Vice President for Research offers graduate students in all areas of study a unique opportunity to compete for grants of up to $5,000 to fund research, scholarly and creative projects. This academic year, 57 students from eight different academic units will receive SPARC grants.

 

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