Established senior faculty are often a challenge to recruit because of the significant level of start-up funds required to support their research programs. Nonetheless, they are an invaluable asset to the University. These faculty are often funded by multiple grants and bring their expertise in successful grant-writing, their advanced research programs, and related resources to the University. The Faculty Recruitment Incentive Program (FRIP) has been developed to help recruit highly successful funded faculty by providing additional funds towards the start-up.
The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is pleased to provide financial assistance to encourage and support the recruitment of grant funded faculty to the USC-Columbia campus through FRIP. Assistance is provided according the following guidelines:
If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Research at (803) 777-5458.