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Office of Sponsored Awards Management


The University of South Carolina Electronic Research Administration system, known as USCeRA, is USC's central research administration software system. Researchers use USCeRA to create and provide information about the proposal, complete USC and some federally required forms, upload proposal components and route proposals for all necessary approvals as well as maintain their academic and research profiles.

The University of South Carolina Electronic Research Administration (USCeRA) is the web-based electronic research administration system used at USC. USCeRA is the central system through which USC performs proposal and award administration functions including

  • USC electronic proposal routing and approval
  • Electronic award account set-up
  • Searchable proposal and award data

Drawing from faculty-maintained research profile information, USCeRA also powers USC’s searchable Faculty Expertise Database (FacED), a tool designed to foster research collaboration and to showcase the wide array of expertise and talent offered by USC faculty. By unifying all of these vital functions into one easily accessible web-based system, USCeRA saves valuable faculty time in developing and managing sponsored awards, and serves as a valuable tool for researchers system-wide.

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