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Office of the Vice President for Research

Monthly Grant Awards Report: April 2021

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share monthly report listing new grant awards UofSC faculty researchers across the university system received between April 1, 2021 and April 30, 2021. Please note that some awards received toward the end of that period might have missed the reporting cut-off. In such cases, the award will be listed in the next monthly report. Our office is proud to share these successes with the university research community. Please join us in congratulating our excellent researchers on their new grant awards.

Get the April 2021 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large April 2021 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Dougal, Roger

College of Engineering & Comp. - Electrical Engineering

Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC) 2021 – 2025

Florida State University/ONR


Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle

Arnold School of Public Health - Health Prom., Educ. & Behavior

Ensuring the cultural relevance of Dietary Guidelines diet patterns among African Americans: Increasing dietary quality and reducing type 2 diabetes risk

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases(NIDDK)/NIH


Harmon, Sarah

University of SC Aiken - AK Biology & Geology

Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers (WORC I) Renewal

SRS Community Reuse Organization(SRSCRO)/NNSA/DOE


Sullivan, Jessica

University of SC Aiken - AK Biology & Geology

Topographic Controls on Overmarsh Circulation and Sedimentation Along a Salt Marsh - Forest Continuum

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Vento, Peter

College of Arts and Sciences - Psychology

Role of nucleus accumbens D2-expressing neurons in punished cocaine seeking

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/NIH


Maas, Carl

College of Social Work - Social Work - Dean's Office

Power UP! 2021

SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD)/USDE


Jaja, Cheedy

College of Nursing - Nursing

The Nurse Champion Model for Sickle Cell Disease Early Diagnosis and Care Access

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/NIH


Pujhari, Sujit

School of Medicine - Pharm., Physiology & Neuroscience

Identification and validation of Zika virus receptor(s) in the midgut lumen of Aedes aegypti

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/NIH


O'Kane, Jason

College of Engineering & Comp. - Computer Science & Engineering

REU Site: Applied Computational Robotics

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Knight, Travis

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

University of South Carolina Next Generation Engineering Fellowship Program

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)



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