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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, July 9, 2020

UofSC launches new fund to support racial justice and equity research

The University of South Carolina is committed to ending racial injustice, racism and discrimination while promoting racial equity and racial justice throughout society. The Office of the Vice President for Research, working in collaboration with the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is proud to launch the new Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund to support research that centers on race, racial justice and racial equity through ASPIRE Program funds. Awards of $10,000 to $15,000 will be made on a rolling basis from Wednesday, July 15, 2020, through Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Larger infrastructure awards will be considered, contingent upon available funding. View complete details on the Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund.



Scientific advisory group publishes comprehensive COVID-19 guidance for university research

JASON, an independent group of elite scientists which has advised the United States government on matters of science and technology since 1960, last week published a report on Managing the Risk From COVID-19 During a Return to On-Site University Research (pdf). This report is an extremely comprehensive document detailing the COVID-19 virus and strategizing steps that can be taken to mitigate its spread in research settings on university campuses.



View the July 7 COVID-19 virtual town hall for faculty and staff online

On Tuesday, July 7, UofSC leadership hosted a virtual town hall meeting of university faculty and staff. The hour-long virtual town hall covered a great deal of information about plans for returning to campus in the coming weeks and months, on-campus COVID-19 testing opportunities and more topics of great interest for faculty and staff. The complete virtual town hall meeting is available to view online or through Microsoft Teams. For more details on how the university is preparing for a safe return to campus, visit the new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) website.


9 July 2020

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