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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Faculty: Apply for the Excel and RIFP Programs now

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking applications for the new Excel Funding Program for Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Research Institutes Funding Program (RIFP). These new programs offer unprecedented opportunities and resources to faculty at Carolina across a variety of disciplines. Visit the Excel and RIFP webpages on the Office of the Vice President for Research website to learn more about each program and find application materials. Both programs have deadlines coming up on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.


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 next week on research challenges at UofSC. 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.)


University Libraries to host webinar on the 2022 OSTP Memo on Access to Federally Funded Research

On Aug. 25, the Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) issued policy guidance to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available at no cost. Universities Libraries is hosting a webinar next Wednesday, October 26, from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m., to break down the content and implications of the memorandum. The hosts of this can’t-miss virtual event, Amie Freeman and Stacy Winchester, will give you the information you need to know as the scientific community prepares to enact these changes. There will also be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Register now. University Libraries is hosting this event as part of their Open Access Week 2022, which you can learn more about here and sign up for more of their exciting programs.


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