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Office of the Provost

Research and Creative Activity Support

Office of Research

The office offers extensive support to individuals seeking outside funding, and it provides asynchronous platforms so faculty can complete required training modules in a timely manner.

Required Research Training and Resources

Asynchronous and ongoing

University of South Carolina offers a variety of training and educational opportunities for those involved in all aspects of research. Training requirements and resources are explained regarding: Human Subjects Protection; Good Clinical Practice; Animal Care Use; Responsible Conduct of Research; Export Controls. 

Propel Research Mentorship Program

Application (nomination)

Supporting new and early-career faculty is one of our key missions. The Propel Research Mentorship Program provides participating faculty nine months of face-to-face intensive mentorship, education, editing support and more as they plan, draft, finalize and submit a proposal for a federal grant from either the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Research Computing Workshops and Tutorials


The Research Computing program (RC) works with researchers to improve their project performance and secure computing resources not only at the university level but beyond, to National Labs and other high profile HPC resources (e.g., Hyperion High Performance Computing (HPC) supercomputer cluster, the Linux computing environment, machine learning and deep learning, scientific computing programming languages, and quantum computing.  

Propel AI (in development)

The vision for Propel AI includes faculty from all USC colleges, with an emphasis on the arts, humanities and professional colleges like law and business. By including faculty from a broad array of disciplines, we aim to foster creativity and collaboration among faculty as you learn together how to make AI your partner in scholarship of all kinds, not just scientific research. This program is in development in the Office of Research.

A link will be posted once the program has been made available


Thomas Cooper Library Workshops


The library offers a number of workshops throughout the year. Many of these are designed to support faculty research. Topics include: Data Management, Text Analysis, Publishing in Scholarly Journals, Publishing and Digital Scholarship, Text and Data Mining & Analysis, Data Visualization, Artificial Intelligence, and Citation Management Tools.

For more information and to view a calendar of workshops, visit the library website.

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