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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Office of Research Seeks 2022 ASPIRE Proposals

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 funding cycle for ASPIRE, the internal grant program to advance research and scholarly activities for faculty and postdoctoral scholars across all UofSC campuses. ASPIRE I proposals are due on Thursday, January 20, 2022, and proposals for ASPIRE II and III are due on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Faculty and postdocs planning to submit ASPIRE proposals are encouraged to attend a virtual Q&A session to help them prepare the proposal package. Complete application materials, and a sign-up link to be notified when Q&A session details are published are available on the ASPIRE program webpage.


Attention UofSC System Campus Faculty: RISE Q&A sessions coming up in November

The Office of Research and Grant Development will offer two virtual Q&A sessions for faculty working on UofSC System campuses who are interested in applying for a RISE Grant. The first session, set for Friday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m., will focus on four-year senior campuses and the second session, scheduled for Friday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m., will focus on two-year Palmetto College campuses. Registration is encouraged, but not required for these sessions, which will be broadcast via MS Teams. Complete details and a link to register are available on the RISE Program webpage. RISE proposals are due by Thursday, December 16, 2021.


Giant, free index to world's research papers released online

In a project that could unlock the world’s research papers for easier computerized analysis, American technologist Carl Malamud has released a gigantic index of the words and short phrases contained in more than 100 million journal articles, including many paywalled papers. This free resource is now available online. Read more about the new index, the rationale behind it and challenges it might face moving forward on


28 October 2021

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