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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Office of the VPR launches new awards program for research support staff members

The Office of The Vice President for Research is now accepting nominations for a new research awards program, the Exceptional Research Service Awards. This program, consisting of three distinct honors, is designed to recognize outstanding research support staff who provide top-notch service to UofSC’s faculty and student researchers every day. With award categories for research administrators and technical research staff, the Exceptional Research Service Awards will provide recognition and an honorarium of $500 for deserving professionals. View the call for nominations for award details, qualifications and nomination instructions. Nominations are due by Friday, February 11, 2022.


New 2022 Breakthrough Award honorees represent the best in UofSC research

The Office of the Vice President for Research begins each year with the very pleasant task of announcing our new group of Breakthrough award recipients. Each year, competition is close as a committee of faculty reviewers considers many very strong faculty and graduate student nominees representing the entire UofSC system. The 2022 Breakthrough nominees held with this pattern of excellence. We are very pleased to present five Breakthrough Leadership in Research awards, 13 Breakthrough Star awards and 15 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar awards to our 2022 class of Breakthrough awardees. Read more about the awardees.


December 2021 grant awards report now available

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share the December 2021 monthly awards report listing new grant awards received by faculty throughout the University of South Carolina System. Get the report.


University Libraries offers Research Workshops throughout the semester

University Libraries is pleased to offer workshops for faculty and graduate students in many important research areas:

  • Research data management and data management plans
  • Text mining
  • Open access and open educational resources
  • Copyright

Most workshops are online and open to the entire UofSC system. View a complete list and register here.


13 January 2022

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