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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, September 3, 2020

Research Impact Assessment demonstrates value of internal investments

In 2011, the Office of the Vice President for Research began introducing a slate of internal funding programs designed to enhance interdisciplinary research, collaboration and innovation at every level of study across every campus in the University of South Carolina System. The approach was simple: Make regular, strategic investments in the best student, faculty and postdoctoral research proposals to help our scholars build up the skills, tools and results they need to grow as innovators and compete for external funding and recognition. To better understand how these internal funding programs benefit the UofSC scholarly community, we recently published the University of South Carolina Research Impact Assessment.


SPARC workshop video now available

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the application period for the 2020-2021 SPARC graduate research grant program. SPARC applications are due by Wednesday, October 14, at 5:00 p.m. All graduate students who apply for a SPARC grant must view the SPARC application workshop video and confirm their viewing through the online confirmation form, prior to submitting their proposals. Complete program details, information about upcoming remote Q&A sessions and application materials are available on the SPARC home page.


Caravel accepting undergraduate research submissions through October 1

The Office of the Vice President for Research invites faculty to encourage and support students’ submissions to Caravel, the online journal of undergraduate research and scholarly excellence. Caravel is a system-wide journal showcasing our students’ achievements in all disciplines. Submissions may include research and scholarly articles, videos, audio/musical recordings, poetry, plays, short essays, artwork and more. Submissions are due by Thursday, October 1.


Register for next week’s Creating Digital Projects: WordPress information session

Technology has allowed for scholarship to be created and shared in new and exciting ways, and University Libraries is here to help researchers make the most of these opportunities. In the first half of this session, attendees will learn to create plans for digital projects, identify platforms and web hosting, and discover tools to bring research to life on the web. The second half of this session will concentrate on WordPress, a content management system that can be used to host digital projects. Register today for this online information session, offered Friday, September 11, at 10:00 a.m.


3 September 2020

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