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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, June 29, 2023

The Weekly Research Update will be on hiatus next week on Thursday, July 6, returning Thursday, July 13, 2023.
We hope all Weekly Update readers enjoy a very happy Independence Day holiday!


Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund now accepting proposals

The offices of the Vice President of Research and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, are now accepting proposals for funding through the 2023 Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund (RJERF). By empowering our world-class faculty to better understand the ways race, racism and racial prejudice function in society and make substantive advancements for racial equity, USC aims to promote real and lasting racial justice in our local community, state and nation. USC faculty in all disciplines, working on all system campuses are eligible to submit proposals in response to the 2023 RJERF Call for Proposals. Complete proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2023.


Registration open for the 2023 Summer Research Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce the 2023 Summer Research Symposium coming up on Thursday, July 27, in the Hollings Program Room at the Thomas Cooper Library. There will be a morning session (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.) and an afternoon session (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.). The symposium is open to all undergraduate students working on research projects in any discipline, with faculty from any USC campus, during the summer of 2023. Students visiting from other colleges and universities are welcome to present. Read more about the summer showcase, and register to present by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12 (visitors who will not present do not need to register). Learn more and register here.


Propel Research Mentorship Program now accepting applications

The Propel Research Mentorship Program offers in-depth workshops, mentoring and other support throughout the academic year to give new and early-career faculty members an edge as they develop and finalize a grant proposal for submission to the NIH or NSF at the end of the program term. Participants in the program have reported feeling significantly more ready to prepare and submit federal grant proposals, making great connections with their assigned mentors and fellow mentees, and receiving useful feedback and suggestions that helped them sharpen their research plans and proposal writing. Propel applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are due by Friday, August 4. Complete application details are available on the Office of the Vice President for Research website.


29 June 2023

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