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Office of the Vice President for Research

New Monthly Grant Awards Report: January 2024

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share our monthly report listing new grant awards USC faculty researchers across the university system received between January 1 and January 30. Please note that some awards received toward the end of that period might have missed the reporting cut-off. In such cases, the award will be listed in the next monthly report. Our office is proud to share these successes with the university research community. Please join us in congratulating our excellent researchers on their new grant awards.

Get the January 2024 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large January 2024 New Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Santi, Enrico College of Engineering & Comp. - Electrical Engineering Advanced Controls and Decision Aids Based on Digital Twins for Power and Energy Systems Office of Naval Research (ONR)/DOD $9,997,059
Stephenson, Donald College of Arts and Sciences - Archaeology & Anthropology South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology/Savannah River Archaeological Research Program Cooperative Agreement: United States Department of Energy for FY2023 - FY2028 Savannah River Operations (Administrator)/US Department of Energy (DOE) $4,964,015
Abraham, Michele Darla Moore School of Business - Small Business Development SSBCI Technical Assistance Grant JEDA/USDOT $3,102,893
Waldrop, Susannah University of SC Upstate - UPS Academic Affairs Admin POWER UP US Department of Education (USDE) $2,250,000
Suski, Emily School of Law - Dean's Office Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) As an Equitable Child Welfare Prevention Model  USC Educational Foundation/The Duke Endowment $1,498,000
Boehme, Hunter College of Arts and Sciences - Criminology & Criminal Justice A longitudinal cohort mixed methods study of the impact of mental health on retention and turnover among early career police officers in South Carolina US Department of Justice (DOJ) $1,000,000
Leighton, Elizabeth College of Education - Research, Eval., & Measurement Evaluation of School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties Project Aspire Magnet Program  School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties/USDE  $875,000
Smithwick, Julie Arnold School of Public Health - Center for Community Health Alignment Envision Healthy Equitable Communities Year 3 Wisconsin Department of Health Services/CDC $858,583
Lopez-DeFede, Ana College of Social Work - Families in Society, Institute Implementing doula care in Medicaid to advance racial equity in severe maternal morbidity Academy Health/PCORI $767,990
Rotholz, David School of Medicine - MDC Ctr Disability Resources Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs (OHSJP)/SCDPS/DOJ $765,325


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