Reminder: Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund is now accepting applications
The University of South Carolina is committed to ending racial injustice, racism and discrimination while promoting racial equity and racial justice throughout society. The Office of the Vice President for Research, working in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is proud to accept proposals for the 2022 Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund (RJERF). The RJERF supports research that centers on race, racial justice and racial equity through ASPIRE Program funds. By empowering our world-class faculty to address these pressing issues, the University of South Carolina aims to promote real and lasting racial justice in our local community, our state and our nation. Complete 2022 RJERF proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
Reminder: Magellan Programs are seeking faculty support
The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking faculty support for their signature Magellan Programs, which support undergraduate research in all disciplines.
- Magellan Scholar: Please encourage your undergraduate student researchers to apply for Magellan Scholar. Magellan Scholars receive up to $3,000 to help fund a faculty-mentored research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarly or creative project proposal. Students are required to review an application video series before preparing the project description. For more information, and to register for access to the video series, please see the Magellan Scholar webpage. Submission deadline through USCeRA: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20.
- Magellan Journey and Magellan By Design: This pair of new programs target first- and second-year undergraduate students (eligibility for undergraduate students varies by program), with the intention of getting them involved with research early and retaining them throughout their college career so they can receive the long-term, hands-on research training that will give them an edge in preparing for graduate school. The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking faculty mentors willing to help these young scholars get started with research. Faculty members can learn more about these new programs and sign up to serve as a mentor via the Magellan Journey and Magellan By Design program page.
Reminder: Nominate your colleagues for 2022 Breakthrough awards
The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for three Breakthrough signature awards: the Breakthrough Leadership in Research award for senior faculty, Breakthrough Stars for early-career faculty and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars for outstanding graduate students. Each of these awards has been carefully designed to recognize and honor scholarly excellence throughout the Carolina research community, providing opportunities for recognition at every career level. All 2022 Breakthrough award nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021.
August 2021 grant awards report available
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share the August 2021 monthly awards report listing new grant awards received by faculty throughout the University of South Carolina System. Get the report.
16 September 2021