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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.

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 Thursday, September 21. 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.

USC's Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center and Collaborators Awarded $3.9 Million NSF Grant to Study the Unfolded Protein Response to Stress

A new grant from the National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research will fund a collaborative study of a specific cellular stress response by USC, Claflin University and Auburn University.

2017 Summer Research Symposium to Showcase Undergraduate Scholars

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to invite undergraduate students working on summer research projects with USC faculty to participate in the 2017 Summer Research Symposium on Thursday, July 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Thomas Cooper Library's Hollings Program Room.

USC Ranks Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016

For the fifth year in a row, USC has been ranked among the 100 universities that received the most federal patents in 2016.

Don't miss the School of Medicine Research Symposium

Register by Wednesday, June 7 to present a poster and receive a $500 voucher to use Instrumentation Resource Facility equipment and software. The symposium will be at the School of Medicine VA campus Wednesday, June 14 through Friday, June 16.

Chen Li wins Governor's Young Researcher Award for Excellence in Scientific Research

Mechanical engineering associate professor, Chen Li was honored with the 2017 Young Researcher Award for Excellence in Scientific Research by Governor Henry McMaster on Wednesday, May 24, at a ceremony in the Statehouse.

The Office of Research Offers Summer Research Workshops for Undergraduate Students

We invite all summer research students to join us for these professional development workshops, led by USC faculty and staff.

Congratulations to the 2017 ASPIRE Grant Recipients

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

Grant Administrators: Sign up today for the GRANT Certificate Program

The Office of Research and Grant Development is now accepting applications for the fall 2017 GRANT Certificate program for USC staff who administer grants and other sponsored awards.

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 21. Sign up today--registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3!

Office of Research Announces 2017 RISE Recipients

The Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, or RISE program. This year, 35 faculty researchers from USC's system campuses and online degree-completion programs will receive RISE funds to support their summer research projects.

Congratulations 2016-2017 SPARC Graduate Research Grant Recipients

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 9 different academic units have been awarded SPARC grants.

Discover USC this spring at an exciting new showcase event

The Office of the Vice President for Research is leading the creation of a new event, Discover USC, to showcase student, postdoctoral scholar and medical scholar research, innovation, leadership and creativity. The inaugural Discover USC event will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017.

New group of Breakthrough award winners honored

The Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to honor a distinguished group of senior faculty, early-career faculty and graduate students making major impacts in USC's reseach community with Breakthrough awards. Congratulations to the 2017 class of Breakthrough Award recipients.

SC Floods Conference Rescheduled

The Office of the Vice President for research will host a conference for researchers to share findings from their projects funded by the 2015 SC Floods Research Initiative on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Vice President for Research, Prakash Nagarkatti, to present webinar on inflammation

The webinar, which is free and open to all interested individuals, will be presented on Friday, October 21, beginning at 12:00 p.m. It will introduce the basic mechanisms of inflammation.

USC sets new research and sponsored award funding records, garnering more than $250 million in 2016

USC faculty set two new research and sponsored award records in fiscal year 2016, garnering the highest ever total awards and the highest level of federal funding in the Carnegie tier one research university's history.

SPARC Graduate Research Grant workshops begin September 7

The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting SPARC Grant applications until Wednesday, October 26. Required SPARC application workshops begin on Wednesday, September 7.

Graduate students, register today for the Grant Writing Basics Workshop

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to invite graduate students to a special Grant Writing Basics Workshop on Thursday, September 29, at 1:00 p.m. In this workshop, designed specifically for graduate students, we will discuss strategies for grant writing success, grant budget development and common mistakes to avoid when writing a grant proposal.

Office of Research seeks nominations for 2017 Breakthrough awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to open the nomination period for all three of our signature Breakthrough awards: Breakthrough Leadership in Research, Breakthrough Stars and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars. All nominations for these programs are due by Friday, October 21, 2016.

 

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