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Office of the Vice President for Research

New Monthly Grant Awards Report: September 2022

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share our monthly report listing new grant awards UofSC faculty researchers across the university system received between Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 30, 2022. Please note that some awards received toward the end of that period might have missed the reporting cut-off. In such cases, the award will be listed in the next monthly report. Our office is proud to share these successes with the university research community. Please join us in congratulating our excellent researchers on their new grant awards.

Get the September 2022 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large September 2022 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Chen, Donna College of Arts and Sciences - Chemistry & Biochemistry Design of New Catalysts for the Generation of Clean H2 from Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers: Dehydrogenation of Methylcyclohexane on Bimetallic Catalysts Department of Energy (DOE) $3,181,725
Hung, Peiyin Arnold School of Public Health - Health Services Policy & Mgmt Mitigating effects of telehealth uptake on disparities in maternal care access, quality, outcomes, and expenditures during the COVID-19 pandemic  National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)/NIH $3,051,433
Mustain, William College of Engineering & Comp. - Chemical Engineering ONR - Development, Assessment and Simulation of Enabling Fuels for Naval Decarbonization Office of Naval Research (ONR)/DOD $3,000,000
Reese, Lenora College of Social Work - Child and Family Studies, Center for Contract Between South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and University of South Carolina College of Social Work, Center for Child and Family Studies for the Purchase and Provision of Eligibility, Enrollment and Member Services Training  South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services $1,547,086
Counts, Althea Enrollment Management - TRIO Programs The University of South Carolina Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Program U.S. Department of Education (USDE) $1,391,120
Stefik, Morgan College of Arts and Sciences - Chemistry & Biochemistry Understanding the Role of Defects to Accelerate Wadsley-Roth Niobates for Long-Duration Energy Storage US Department of Energy (DOE) $850,000
Porcu, Alessandra College of Pharmacy - Drug Discovery & Biomed Sci. Effects of light exposure on amygdala plasticity during adolescence: implications for anxiety and well-being National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health (NCCIH)/NIH $746,632
Chaudhry, M. College of Engineering & Comp. - Civil & Environmental Eng. Modeling dam and levee breach and the impact of hydraulic structures on channel routing and flood inundation University of Alabama/NOAA $729,571
Brown, Michelle College of Arts and Sciences - Psychology Beneficial or Fostering Future struggles (B.F.F.s)? Characterizing the Role of Friends in the Developmental Trajectory of Maltreated Adolescent National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)/NIH $713,152
Samudre, Mark College of Education - Educational Studies Behavioral Alliance of South Carolina Clemson University/SCDE $489,737


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