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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, August 10, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Propel application deadline extended to Aug. 15

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. The Propel application deadline for the 2023-2024 academic year has been extended to Tuesday, August 15. Complete application details are available on the Office of the Vice President for Research website.


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.


New NSF requirement: Senior personnel must complete Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research training

The National Science Foundation’s latest Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) expands the requirements for Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RCR) training. For NSF proposals submitted after July 31, 2023, all faculty and other senior personnel named on the proposal must complete an approved form of RCR training. Postdocs, grad students and undergraduates are also still required to complete RCR training before conducting NSF-supported research. Visit the Office of Research Compliance website to access the University of South Carolina’s online RCR training, offered via the CITI Program.


10 August 2023

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