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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Faculty in the Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Apply for funding through the new Excel program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to announce, in collaboration with the offices of the President and the Provost, the new Excel Funding Program for Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Excel program aims to provide funding for these underserved fields and boost their competitive edge in applying for future external funding. Excel offers two tracks: Track I Individual Grants, which will grant up to $15,000 for projects by one faculty member, and Track II Collaborative Grants, which will offer up to $25,000 for projects involving two or more faculty members from different USC departments working collaboratively on the same project. Eligible applicants are tenured or tenure-track faculty working at USC Columbia or any of the two-year Palmetto College campuses (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, Union and Palmetto College Columbia sites) who are engaged in scholarship in the humanities or social sciences or creative work in the arts. Applications for 2023 Excel funding are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Interested faculty can find further details on the Excel information page, including the Request for Proposals (RFP).


August 2022 new grant awards report now available

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share the August 2022 monthly awards report listing new grant awards received by faculty throughout the University of South Carolina System. Get the report.


Calling All Science Graduate Students: Register for the SCGSR Application Workshops

Today, September 15, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST, the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program, is hosting the first of two workshops for graduate students interested in applying to the program. According to the DOE, the SCGSR program “provides supplemental awards to U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research working side by side with science and engineering experts at a DOE laboratory or facility.” The program is open to those pursuing research in the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Computer/Computational Science, and all Engineering. Join Dr. Igor Slowing, SCGSR Program Manager from the DOE, and Dr. Maria Taydem, Project Manager from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, to learn more about creating and submitting a competitive application to the program by registering for the Zoom meeting here. The second workshop will be a Q&A and application guidance hosted on October 20 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST which you can register for here. Visit the DOE website for more details.


NIH Researchers: Don’t miss out on an upcoming NIH virtual visit to campus

University Libraries and Research Computing invite the UofSC research community to a special National Institutes of Health (NIH) virtual visit offered via MS Teams Event on Friday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m. During the session, presenters from the NIH Scientific Data Sharing Policy Division and UofSC will provide information and answer questions for UofSC researchers about the agency’s new Data Sharing Policy and resources available on our campus for compliance. The session will begin at this MS Teams link on Friday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m. RSVP here to receive event updates and reminders. (Registration is not required but is strongly recommended to ensure you receive session reminders and updates.)

15 September 2022

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