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Transformative Research Seed Grants

Advancing the collaborative research relationship between USC and Prisma Health to pursue new and innovative research that improves health.

The purpose of the Transformative Research Seed Grant Initiative is to facilitate collaborative research activities between the University of South Carolina and Prisma Health. These projects should focus on health care innovations, care delivery models, community-based care serving rural or underserved populations, or biomedical science that translates to clinical practice. 

Projects must include an investigative partnership between a University of South Carolina- Columbia faculty member and a clinical collaborator from Prisma Health-Midlands. In addition, awardees must propose a research project that will serve as support for an extramural research grant application, and recipients are expected to disseminate their work locally, regionally, and/or nationally. Projects may be funded up to $20,000, and applicants can request a project period of 15 months.

 Funding for the 2022 pilot grants is provided by partners at Prisma Health and by USC Partners including the Office of Vice President for Research, School of Medicine Columbia, Arnold School of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and the College of Engineering and Computing.  

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