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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, July 28, 2022

Popular Propel Research Mentorship Program now accepting applications

Last year, the Office of the Vice President for Research launched a new program to help early-career faculty prepare to apply for major federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Propel Research Mentorship Program offers in-depth workshops, mentoring and other support throughout the academic year to give new and early-career faculty members an edge as they develop and finalize a grant proposal for submission to the NIH or NSF at the end of the program term. Participants in the program’s first cohort reported feeling significantly more ready to prepare and submit federal grant proposals, making great connections with their assigned mentors and fellow mentees, and receiving useful feedback and suggestions that helped them sharpen their research plans and proposal writing.

Propel applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are due by Monday, August 15. Complete application details are available on the Office of the Vice President for Research website.


Don’t miss out: Summer Research Symposium features undergraduate research this afternoon

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host the Summer Research Symposium this afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Thomas Cooper Library’s Hollings Program Room. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to pop in and check out more than 70 mentored research project posters by undergraduate student researchers—both UofSC students and visiting researchers from other institutions—on UofSC campuses over the summer. Read more about the symposium and view a list of presentations (pdf) to plan your visit.


28 July 2022

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