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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, October 12, 2023

Review the Monthly New Grant Awards Report for September 2023

Each month the Office of the Vice President for Research produces a comprehensive list of awards received by faculty throughout the preceding month. We are proud to share this list each month because it reflects the hard work of our faculty and their exemplary dedication to South Carolina's research community. Check out the September 2023 awards report


Library Workshops for early career researchers and graduate students:

  • Open Access at the University of South Carolina – Webinar, Tuesday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m. with Amie Freeman and Mark Uline. This webinar will cover Open Access at USC and discuss survey findings and implications for OA initiatives at USC. Click here to register.
  • The Business of Academic Publishing – Webinar, Tuesday, October 24, at 1:15 p.m. with Michael McGandy (Director of the University of South Carolina Press). Develop your understanding of critical and professional life inside or outside the academy; learn about business practices and innovation at university presses. Click the link to register.
  • How to Do Research and Get Published – Webinar, Wednesday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. with Sean Scarisbrick and Jessica Offenberger, Sage Publications. Learn about Open Access, discerning if a journal is legitimate, and discuss how/when others can use your work. Click here to register.


Undergraduate Research Registry Update

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to share the newest update to the undergraduate Research Registry, designed to streamline the process and allow faculty to view all of their registered undergraduate researchers in one place. Faculty are now able to log into one Research Registry portal to view and verify all students they are mentoring who have registered in the system. Additional information and resources can be found on the OUR website


RISE: Research Initiative for Summer Engagement issues call for 2024 proposals

The RISE program employs a competitive application process to provide for summer salary, research supplies, travel related to research and undergraduate student support to bolster scholarship across the USC system. This program is open to faculty working at USC Aiken, Beaufort, Upstate, and Palmetto College campuses. Applications for RISE are due Wednesday, December 20, 2023. There will be designated optional informational sessions held online for Senior campuses (Friday, October 27 at noon) and for Palmetto campuses (Friday, November 3 at noon). Please reach out to Julie Morris at with any questions. 


Internal funding for faculty and graduate students

  • Excel provides up to $18,000 in funding to faculty in liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences. Applications are due Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
  • SPARC applications are due Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. for graduate students seeking grants for their research. Visit the SPARC program page for information about the application process. 


12 October 2023

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