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Office of the Vice President for Research


Two Office of Research faculty funding programs seek 2015 proposals

The Office of Research is seeking proposals for internal faculty research programs RISE and ASPIRE. Proposal deadlines are coming up in January and February 2015.

Office of Research Recognizes Eight Senior Faculty with 2014 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Awards

The Office for the Vice President of Research is proud to announce the 2014 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award Recipients. These eight outstanding senior faculty members have made a tremendous impact on research efforts at the University of South Carolina and the community beyond.

Rule of Law Collaborative awarded $5 million grant to provide governmental training

The global unrest spreading across countries and regions of the world - from Ukraine to Syria and Iraq to Hong Kong - underscores the vital work of a University of South Carolina center working to provide long-term solutions to the upheaval.

UofSC receives grant to study chemical disaster preparedness

Getting help to people most in need of care during a chemical disaster is something most small communities are not prepared to handle.

New $8 million NIH grant to fund Complementary and Alternative Medicine Center at USC

The University of South Carolina has received an $8 million grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), an institute of the National Institutes of Health. This grant will continue the prestigious NIH Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) Center in the USC School of Medicine--one of only 11 centers of its kind in the United States.

Mechanical engineering professor Travis Knight lands $4 million grant to study storage of used nuclear fuel

Mechanical engineering professor Travis Knight earned one of only five Department of Energy Integrated Research Project awards nationally for a total of $4 million dollars.

USC's research awards total $230.2 million for 2014

USC's research awards total $230.2 million for 2014

Research funding and sponsored awards at the University of South Carolina have been trending upward consistently for more than a decade. This trend continued through fiscal year 2014, during which university researchers earned $230.2 million in award activity, representing a 4.5 percent increase from fiscal year 2013.

USC Summer Research Symposium a success

The Office of the Vice President for Research held a Summer Research Symposium where undergraduate students who participated in research projects over the summer presented their work through a poster session and reception.

McNAIR Center unveils plans for new home

During the McNAIR Center First Look event, USC President Harris Pastides explained the importance of this step forward and touted the major impact this one-of-a-kind center will have on the future of South Carolina and the broader aerospace industry.

USC Researchers Take Leading Role in Materials Genome Initiative

SAGE Center researchers Jochen Lauterbach and Jason Hattrick-Simpers are among a small group of scientists selected to define the future of the federal Materials Genome Initiative.

USC researchers earn $3.2 million to fund development of innovative fuel cell and battery

At the recent New York Energy Week, the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy, or ARPA-E, announced $33 million in new funding for 13 projects aimed at developing transformational fuel-cell technologies, including $3.2 million for a project at the University of South Carolina.

UofSC named one of the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2013

In 2013, the University of South Carolina secured 29 utility patents to protect our researchers' inventions, giving them exclusive rights to make, use and commercialize the 29 innovative devices and processes covered by these patents, for up to 20 years.

USC Professor Russell Pate Honored with 2014 Governor's Awards for Science

USC exercise science professor Russell Pate was recently honored with two 2014 Governor's Awards for Science. Dr. Pate will accept the 2014 Excellence in Scientific Research and Excellence in Scientific Awareness awards.