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Office of the Vice President for Research

ASPIRE program seeks 2024 faculty research proposals

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce a 2024 ASPIRE funding program request for proposals (RFP). Since it was founded in 2012 the ASPIRE program has evolved and changed; the 2024 awards cycle will be consistent with the changes made last year: 

  • ASPIRE 2024 will prioritize funding the work of early career faculty (within 10 years of completing their terminal degree) who intend to pursue subsequent extramural funding.
  • All ASPIRE 2024 proposals will be considered part of one funding competition – the program will not offer separate funding tracks.

Complete details about applying for ASPIRE are available in the ASPIRE 2024 RFP (pdf), and all relevant templates, etc., are available on the ASPIRE program page. ASPIRE 2024 applications are due via USCeRA before 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

ASPIRE proposals are submitted through USCeRA, the University of South Carolina electronic research administration software system, but some forms must be completed outside of the system, and then attached. 

For questions about ASPIRE, please contact Beth Herron or Julie Morris with the Research and Grant Development Office, or


15 February 2024

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