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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, July 15, 2021

NSF EPSCoR Program could grow to $2 billion per year

A Senate bill currently under consideration has the potential to expand the budget of the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR), a program that helps 28 states and territories, including South Carolina, build research capacity through targeted competitive funding opportunities. The Senate legislation would increase NSF EPSCoR’s spending 10-fold, from $200 million to $2 billion. A new article in Science magazine examines the Senate bill and a competing piece of legislation passed by the House of Representatives.


New class of GRANT research administrator training begins September 15

The GRANT Certificate Program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, offers research administrators a foundational grant life-cycle education. GRANT guides research staff through the ins and outs of grant administration, from pre- to post-award functions, with instruction from administrators from SAM, Grants and Funds Management and UofSC departments. The curriculum includes (but is not limited to) the following classes, held once a week from 9:00 a.m. to noon: Pre-Award, Proposal Development, Budget Fundamentals, Cost Share, Time and Effort, Subawards, Compliance, Post-award and NIH/NSF overview. The next GRANT class begins September 15, 2021, and will run through March 2022. Register today.


June 2021 grant awards report now available

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share the June 2021 monthly awards report listing new grant awards received by faculty throughout the University of South Carolina System. Get the report.


15 July 2021

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