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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Couldn’t make the AI Panel event? Check out the full video now.

The Office of the Vice President for Research hosted our highly anticipated panel discussion, Artificial Intelligence: Game Changer or Game Over?, on Thursday October, 6. The panel of university faculty experts discussed the ethical and societal implications surrounding the use of artificial intelligence, as well as the future of AI in our society. For those who couldn’t make it to the event and those who would like to relive the lively thought-provoking discussion, you can now check out the full video here.


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.


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 today 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. While it is not necessary, we encourage you to RSVP here and plan to join Dr. Fridriksson for this informal discussion today, 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.)


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 Office of the VP for Research is recruiting reviewers for internal programs

The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a comprehensive slate of internal funding and award programs for faculty, students and postdoctoral scholars. These annual programs provide recognition of outstanding work and unique opportunities for researchers at every level to take on scholarly projects that might be hard to fund through other methods. To keep these programs strong and successful, the Office of the Vice President for Research looks to faculty members throughout the USC System to serve as reviewers on the committees that guide selection of award and/or funding recipients. Interested faculty members are encouraged to sign up to serve on a review committee.


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