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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, October 21, 2021

NIH to begin providing childcare support for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees on NRSA awards

The National Institutes of Health will expand its childcare cost support on National Research Service Awards (NRSA) to include full-time predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees appointed to NIH-NRSA-supported institutional research training awards. This expansion comes just six months after the NIH began providing childcare support for recipients of full-time NRSA fellowships. Read more about this important policy change on the NIH extramural NEXUS blog.


Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund proposals due next week

The University of South Carolina is committed to ending racial injustice, racism and discrimination while promoting racial equity and 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. next Wednesday, October 27, 2021.


Reminder: 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 keep 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 guide selection of award and/or funding recipients. Interested faculty members are encouraged to sign up to serve on a review committee.


21 October 2021

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