Nominations due next Friday, February 11: Exceptional Research Service Awards
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 next Friday, February 11, 2022.
Faculty mentors: Remember to have undergraduate students register their research
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) wants to know about research involving undergraduate students across the UofSC system. It’s easy for undergraduate students to report their research each semester through the OUR Research Registry. Registering undergraduate research projects helps the OUR recognize undergraduate researchers and their mentors, and helps the office demonstrate the significant role and value that research opportunities deliver for undergraduate students when they apply their learning beyond the classroom. Complete details about what research to report, when to report it and how are available on the OUR Research Registry webpage.
Two UofSC College of Engineering and Computing faculty members awarded significant funding from Office of Naval Research
University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing faculty Roger Dougal and Yi Wang have been awarded a combined $14.75 million in funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) for their respective research. Both awards are for three years, and Columbia-based Integer Technologies will serve as subcontractor for both research projects. Read more about this major investment.
Register now: Discover UofSC 2022 seeks presenters, reviewers and volunteers
The Office of the Vice President for Research and our Discover UofSC partners are excited to return to an in-person showcase event this spring, on Friday, April 22, 2022. We look forward welcoming participants from across the university community. To help ensure that the event is vital, successful and smooth, we are recruiting presenters, reviewers and volunteers to participate in and support this annual showcase of research, scholarship and creativity at every level.
- Presenters: UofSC undergraduate and graduate students, medical scholars and postdocs (including UofSC medical scholars and postdocs working at Prisma Health) are eligible to present at Discover UofSC. Register to present by Friday, March 4.
- Reviewers: UofSC and Prisma Health faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students and UofSC alumni (as well as others who are personally invited by Discover UofSC organizers) are eligible to serve as reviewers or judges, for presentations at the event. Register to serve as a reviewer by Friday, April 1.
- Volunteers: UofSC and Prisma Health faculty, staff, postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students and UofSC alumni (as well as others who are personally invited by Discover UofSC organizers) are eligible to serve as volunteers. Volunteers contribute in many ways—passing out stickers to help organizers keep a head count, assisting at the information table, helping presenters with their posters, etc. Register to serve as a volunteer by Friday, April 1.
NIH seeks comments and suggestions on a framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
The National Institutes of Health is developing a new NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) to articulate the agency’s vision for embracing, integrating and strengthening DEIA across all activities. To help inform the plan, the NIH seeks comments and suggestions from scientists and scientific leaders; other scientific professionals; DEIA researchers and practitioners at universities, scientific or biomedical organizations, and other research institutions; professional scientific associations or societies; and other interested groups. Read more about this effort and how to participate in the Extramural Nexus blog.
3 February 2022