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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 14, 2021

Forty-three graduate students receive SPARC Grants

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the new slate of 2020-2021 SPARC Graduate Research Grant recipients. These 43 graduate students, representing eight academic units, will receive up to $5,000 to complete their meritorious research, creative and scholarly projects in subject areas that range from immersive theater to public health and from energy storage to post-disaster tourism recovery. Read more.


Students and early-career professionals are invited to an NSF professional development webinar

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will host a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. on fellowships, internships and funding STEM pathways. The webinar specifically focuses on research and professional development opportunities for students and early career professionals. An AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and NSF Program Officers will share the criteria and processes required to receive NSF-supported fellowships and internships through programs such as the Graduate Research Fellow Program, NSF EPSCoR, NSF INTERN and AAAS. Registration is required.


Graduate students: Sign up for SHARPGrads to learn valuable research skills this semester

SHARPGrads, the Skills, Habits, and Research Program for Graduate Students at the University of South Carolina, is a workshop series for UofSC Columbia graduate students sponsored by University Libraries and the Graduate School. The program, which offers graduate students the opportunity to earn a certificate of achievement for learning about digital scholarship, data management and visualization, scholarly communication topics, digital project platforms, library research skills and more, is virtual this semester. Learn more about the program and register here.


Stat News publishes article on how basic research paved the way for “warp speed” COVID-19 vaccines

A new article from Stat News offers insight into how the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines was made possible by “decades of research by tens of thousands of scientists worldwide,” which “put in place the essential knowledge and methods that underpinned their rapid development.” Read the full Stat News article.


December 2020 awards report now available

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share the December 2020 monthly awards report listing new sponsored awards received by faculty throughout the University of South Carolina System. Get the report.


14 January 2021

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