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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, February 15 2024

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). Visit our website for complete details about applying for ASPIRE. ASPIRE 2024 applications are due via USCeRA before 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 4, 2024. For questions about ASPIRE, please contact Beth Herron or Julie Morris with the Research and Grant Development Office, or


Join us for the Second Annual Research Core Fair 

The University of South Carolina is hosting a Research Core Fair on Friday, March 15, 2024, to spotlight the wealth of resources at the University that are available to researchers. The Research Core Fair is open to all USC students, faculty and staff.

  • An opening address will be given by Vice President for Research Julius Fridriksson.
  • Talks throughout the day will feature the Research Cores and include focused presentations by the directors of the cores, including four sessions featuring short talks which will detail capabilities of cores in the following areas: life sciences, chemistry, engineering and aerospace and earth, ocean and environment. 

Topics for the presentations will be shared in the coming days. We encourage USC graduate and professional students, Principal Investigators, and those from other institutions who are interested in learning more about the USC Research Cores to register for the fair by March 8, 2024. Students and postdocs who wish to present a poster at the fair should submit their abstract by Friday, March 1, 2024.


Discover USC 2024: Registration is open, reviewers needed –

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Discover USC showcases innovative projects produced by students, postdoctoral and medical scholars from across the USC system. Work presented at Discover USC spans disciplines to represent the diversity of scholarship at South Carolina’s flagship university. This year, Discover USC will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The USC community is invited to attend Discover USC and learn firsthand about current research and scholarship from hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students, medical scholars and postdocs. Registration is open. Please follow the links below to register:


Review the Monthly New Grant Awards Report for January 2024

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 USC’s research community. For the January 2024 new awards report, please visit our website


Introducing Research Trainings – Sign up and learn!

The Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to offer a growing slate of training for USC faculty, staff and students, focusing on topics related to research and research administration. Each week, we will share our current offerings here, and provide complete information through our website. 

Current Offerings

  • NIH ASSIST Training: Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (via Teams)
  • REDCap Training: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (via Teams)




15 February 2024

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