NIH announces policy for charging PPE to NIH grants as direct costs
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published new guidance in response to clinical trial and clinical research award recipients regarding their ability to direct charge PPE costs to their clinical trial and clinical research awards. Requests for voluminous amounts of PPE as a direct cost have led to concerns that indirect costs will be disproportionate to the actual administrative burden associated with the high cost of these PPE purchases. To address these concerns, the NIH has provided specific criteria to advise when it is appropriate to direct charge PPE costs to meet the needs of clinical trial and clinical research awards. Visit the NIH website for complete details.
Register by tomorrow for the UofSC Upstate Research Symposium
Faculty and students are encouraged to register and join in the 16th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Registration for this free, interdisciplinary regional event closes tomorrow, Friday, September 18, at 11:59 p.m. The symposium will be held as a virtual event on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Visit the event website for complete details and to register. Registrants will receive links to join the symposium no later than the week of the event.
RISE grant application period now open
The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking proposals for the 2021 Research Initiative for Summer Engagement, or RISE, grant program. RISE, initiated in 2012, supports faculty at UofSC’s Senior and Palmetto College campuses by providing funds for summer research through a competitive application process. Proposals for 2021 RISE projects are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1. Visit the RISE home page for complete details and application materials.
Office of the Vice President for Research seeking reviewers for internal programs
The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a comprehensive slate of internal funding and award programs for faculty, students and postdoctoral scholars. These annual programs provide recognition of outstanding work, and unique opportunities for researchers at every level to take on scholarly projects that might be hard to fund through other methods. To make these programs strong and successful, the Office of the Vice President for Research looks to faculty members throughout the USC System to serve as reviewers on the committees that select award and/or funding recipients. Interested faculty members are encouraged to sign up to serve on a review committee.
17 September 2020