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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, November 10, 2022

Last call for faculty to apply for the Excel and RIFP Programs

Tuesday, November 15, at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for applications for the Office of the Vice President for Research’s new Excel Funding Program for Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and for pre-applications for the Research Institutes Funding Program (RIFP). These new programs offer unprecedented opportunities and resources for 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.


Up to $100,000 available in student loan forgiveness from the NIH for researchers

The NIH is currently accepting applications from researchers for programs that will repay up to $100,000 in student loan debt in return for two years of research. The Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are two-year contracts between the NIH and researchers conducting biomedical or behavioral research that will help such researchers with their student loans. Nearly 50 percent of applications are funded on average, so researchers at USC are encouraged to apply by next week’s deadline, Thursday, November 17, 2022. Go to the LRP application website to learn more about how to apply and find helpful materials for creating a competitive application.


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.

10 November 2022

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