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Office of the Vice President for Research

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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, May 6, 2021

New Office of Research program will help fund senior faculty recruitment

There has been much discussion among members of the Strategic Planning Group #3 about the need for start-up funds to recruit star faculty with federal research grants to UofSC, to enhance this specific Association of American Universities (AAU) indicator. These established senior faculty are often challenging to recruit because of the significant level of start-up funds required to support their research programs. Nonetheless, they are an invaluable asset to the university. These faculty are often funded by multiple grants and bring their expertise in successful grant-writing, their advanced research programs and related resources to the university. To help address this need, the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the Faculty Recruitment Support Program (FRSP) will help recruit highly successful funded faculty by providing additional funds toward their start-up. Read more about the FRSP.


NSF report highlights the changing face of science

Academic science is much more diverse than it was a generation ago, even if it still has a ways to go. That’s according to a new report on women, minorities and people with disabilities from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at the National Science Foundation. Read analysis of the report in Inside Higher Ed.


Wellness and recreation opportunities for the summer

With the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning to ease, many UofSC faculty and staff are looking for new wellness and recreation opportunities that were not possible in 2020. The university has recently announced some new options to help faculty and staff improve their mental and physical health.

  • Summer memberships (May 10, 2021 – August 15, 2021) to the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center and the Blatt PE Center are now available for $80 (payroll deduction available). Visit the Campus Recreation website to learn more and purchase a summer membership.
  • Student Health Services will kick off a Summer of Well-Being with a free yoga and guided meditation session on Wednesday, May 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Davis Field. They will also offer a series of virtual Mindful Workshop sessions through the Gamecocks Livewell program for faculty and staff beginning on Tuesday, May 25, at noon.


6 May 2021

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