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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Register now for the 2022 Summer Research Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce the 2022 Summer Research Symposium to showcase undergraduate scholarship on Thursday, July 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Hollings Program Room at the Thomas Cooper Library. The symposium is open to all undergraduate students working on research projects in any discipline, with faculty from any UofSC campus, during the summer of 2022. Students visiting from other colleges and universities are welcome to present. Read more about the summer showcase, and register to present by Wednesday, July 13 (visitors who will not present do not need to register).


NIH launches grant program aimed at closing the funding rate gap between Black and white investigators

A recent article on explains a new NIH program that will create a new class of R01 research grant designed to enhance diversity among principal investigators (PIs) on these grants. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is launching the program, aimed at new PIs and those whose labs are at risk of folding, together with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In 2021, NINDS, NIDA and another institute partnered on a policy with similar aims that NIH later pulled because of concerns it would violate federal antidiscrimination laws.


Happy Independence Day from the Office of the Vice President for Research

The Weekly Research Update will be on hiatus next week for the Independence Day holiday. The Office of the Vice President for Research wishes all our readers an excellent holiday week filled with sun and fun. We will return on Thursday, July 14.


30 June 2022

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