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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 6, 2022

ASPIRE II and III Q&A session planned for Friday, January 21

The Office of Research and Grant Development will offer a virtual question-and-answer session for faculty members interested in applying for a 2022 ASPIRE II or III grant on Friday, January 21, at 1:00 p.m., via MS Teams. This session will address faculty questions about both the ASPIRE II and ASPIRE III tracks. Faculty members may register here or join the session through the ASPIRE program page (the session link will be posted there about a day before the session begins; registration is not required). Deadlines for all ASPIRE award tracks and sub-tracks are fast approaching:

  • ASPIRE I proposals are due on Thursday, January 20, 2022.
  • ASPIRE II and III proposals are due on Thursday, February 24, 2022.


Students: Register today to present a poster at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International Symposium in Augusta

AFCEA International will host the Cyber Education, Research and Training Symposium (CERTS) in Augusta, Georgia, home of Fort Gordon, the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and new home of Army Cyber Command. CERTS will be held Tuesday, January 25 through Thursday, January 27, 2022. The overarching theme for 2022 is “Developing Our Cyber Workforce to Meet Current and Future Challenges.” As part of the student experience, CERTS will host a Cyber Research Poster event on Wednesday, January 26, to showcase excellence in research, innovation and design processes. This showcase will be presented to Cyber professionals from industry, academia, and government agencies. Students are encouraged to register by Friday, January 14, to present individual and unclassified research dissertation, thesis, senior project or co-op, internship or research experiences. Learn more and register here.


Health sciences faculty: Join us for a workshop on NIH proposal resubmission

The Office of the Vice President for Research will offer a three-hour workshop on National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant proposal resubmission on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in the Close-Hipp building, Lumpkin Auditorium (eighth floor). This workshop will help UofSC faculty members who are considering resubmission understand the strategy, rules and processes involved in revising and resubmitting an NIH proposal. The NIH Resubmission Workshop will include detailed discussion on NIH revision rules, understanding the summary statement, responding to reviewer comments and revising the proposal. Read more and register by Thursday, January 20, 2022.


Application deadline fast approaching: Big Data Health Science Scholar Program for graduate students

The Big Data Health Science Center is recruiting graduate students for its summer training program, the Big Data Health Science Scholar Program for Infectious Diseases at UofSC. This national program is open to graduate students who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens and have completed at least one year in a graduate program in the physical and quantitative sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The program will recruit eight students who are interested in learning how to apply data science to infectious disease-related research. This is a three-month, full-time (40 hours per week) program to work alongside established scientists on one or more big data health-related studies. Selected students will receive free housing, a living stipend, health insurance (if needed) and one-on-one world-class mentorship during the summer months. Learn more and apply by Saturday, January 15, 2022.


6 January 2022

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