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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, November 3, 2022

Title IX at UofSC: Check out the first article in our series on Title IX and women in research at USC

The Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to announce the first article in a series on women in research at the University of South Carolina to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX this year. Each article in this three-part series will focus on women in research here at USC in different stages of their research and academic careers. The articles will highlight several of our esteemed faculty members, the new Title IX Office at the university and more. Check out the first article here to read about researchers Dr. Sanaz Sadati and Dr. Melissa Nolan, and their experiences launching careers in academic research.


“Take On The South” podcast episode features VPR Julius Fridriksson

USC Vice President for Research, Julius Fridriksson, recently appeared on history professor Dr. Mark Smith’s podcast, “Take On The South.” In the episode, the two scholars discuss research funding and USC’s role in research as a Southern university, USC’s scientific advancements, faculty mentorship and more. Read more about the podcast, check out a video version and find links to it here.


New website: IT and Data Management reports now located on the Office of the VPR website

The Office of the Vice President for Research recently relaunched the IT and Data Management page within the VPR website. This new section provides resources and information to researchers and is now more easily accessible to the research community. The page has been refreshed to provide a cleaner, more accessible presentation of information, without significant changes to the reports and resources from the previous version. Readers can access the page from the VPR website here.


Science is just rocketing forward: A STAT News Q&A with former NIH director Francis Collins

Health and medicine news outlet STAT News spoke with the trailblazing genetics researcher Francis Collins at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in Los Angeles. In the interview, Collins discusses his latest projects, progress at his lab in the Center for Precision Health Research at the NIH, and his thoughts on where genetic research may be heading next. Check out the article.


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.


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.


Get informed with University Libraries Digital Research Services Workshops

Digital Research Services at University Libraries is pleased to offer workshops for members of the University of South Carolina research community. Many are open to faculty, staff, and students at all UofSC campuses. To find out more and register, click here.


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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