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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Office of Research issues last call for 2023 Breakthrough award nominations

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations by tomorrow for three Breakthrough signature awards: the Breakthrough Leadership in Research award for senior faculty, Breakthrough Stars for early-career faculty and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars for outstanding graduate students. Each of these awards has been carefully designed to recognize and honor scholarly excellence throughout the Carolina research community, providing opportunities for recognition at every career level. All 2023 Breakthrough award nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m., tomorrow Friday, October 14, 2022.


UofSC system faculty: Apply for a RISE grant to support your summer research

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to issue the call for 2023 RISE grant proposals. The Research Initiative for Summer Engagement program, known as RISE, provides funds for summer research to faculty members working at UofSC Aiken, Beaufort, Upstate and Palmetto College campuses through a competitive application process. Visit the Office of the Vice President for Research website to download the RISE RFPs and application materials. Complete 2023 RISE proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. 


September 2022 new grant awards report now available

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


Register now for the highly anticipated virtual PCORI grant workshop

Next week, the Office of the Vice President for Research will sponsor a workshop to answer faculty questions about navigating a submission to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The virtual PCORI workshop will be offered at noon on Wednesday, October 19. Based on survey responses collected over several months, PCORI is among the top four federal funding agencies that faculty have expressed interest in learning more about, so please don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. During the session USC faculty who have received PCORI funding will share their insights about this unique funder. We encourage interested faculty to register here. The Office of the VPR will host more workshops in the coming months, so please use this form to submit your preferences of agencies to highlight during this series.


Faculty: Time is running out to encourage your undergraduate students to apply for Magellan Scholar

The Office of Undergraduate Research is still accepting Magellan Scholar grant applications through the beginning of next week. Magellan Scholar proposals are due in USCeRA by Wednesday, October 19, at 5:00 p.m. This program is open to all UofSC undergrads studying all disciplines on all campuses with minimum institutional GPA of 3.300. Magellan Scholars receive up to $3,000 to help fund a faculty-mentored research project. Students compete for this award by submitting a research, scholarship or creative project proposal. Students are required to review the application video prior to preparing the project description. For more information and to register for access to the application video, please see the Magellan Scholar webpage. Please contact the OUR with questions at or 803-777-1141.


The Vice President for Research wants to hear from you

After the success of last year’s research discussion on the Horseshoe, Vice President for Research Julius Fridriksson is pleased to invite the UofSC research community to join us for another informal feedback session on research challenges at UofSC this fall. During this town hall style chat, the VPR will listen to feedback and comments on the university’s research enterprise. Please RSVP here, mark your calendars and plan to join Dr. Fridriksson for this informal discussion on Thursday, October 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., on the Horseshoe. (In case of rain, the discussion will be held on Thursday, November 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.)


13 October 2022

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