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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, February 2, 2023

In this week's update, we highlight the 49 SPARC recipients, issue a last call for Exceptional Research Service Award nominations, invite researchers to sign up for ResearchMatch, remind readers of the upcoming ASPIRE deadline and Q&A events, encourage readers to check out Discover USC, invite USC faculty to sign up for a February town hall meeting with representatives from Lewis-Burke Associates and promote the RESDEV and GRANT listservs for researchers and grant administrators.

2022-2023 SPARC Graduate Research Grants awarded to 49 graduate students

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce our 2022-2023 SPARC Grant awardees, each of whom will receive up to $5,000 to fund their research over a 15-month period.

Sign up today: Faculty town hall meeting with government relations firm Lewis-Burke Associates

The University of South Carolina recently retained the services of government relations firm Lewis-Burke Associates to help build relationships in Washington, D.C. USC faculty are encouraged to join us on Thursday, February 16, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, to learn more at an introductory meeting with representatives from Lewis-Burke Associates.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 26, 2023

In this week's update, share information on resources and upcoming workshops offered by University Libraries, promote the RESDEV and GRANT listservs for researchers and grant administrators, connect readers with the NCFDD 14-Day Writing Challenge and encourage USC faculty to nominate their colleagues for the Exceptional Research Service Awards.

USC joins the ResearchMatch community

The Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to announce the partnership between USC and ResearchMatch to help researchers across the USC community find volunteers for health-related research projects.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 19, 2023

In this week's update, we invite readers to encourage students to apply for the T35 Research Traineeship program, encourage USC researchers to join the Research Developments listserv, encourage readers to register for workshops hosted by University Libraries, encourage readers to register for the NCFDD 14-Day Writing Challenge, invite USC faculty to nominate their colleagues for the Exceptional Research Service Awards, and alert faculty to several 2023 ASPIRE program changes for this funding year.

New Monthly Grant Awards Report: December 2022

In this month's report, we share new grant awards received by the University of South Carolina's outstanding faculty researchers in December 2022.

Office of Research honors extraordinary researchers at USC with the 2023 Breakthrough Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 16 exceptional faculty members and 14 graduate students selected to receive the 2023 Breakthrough research awards.

Check out the new centralized Research Cores section on the VPR Website

The Office of the Vice President for Research recently launched a new Research Cores section on the VPR website. This new section provides a centralized tool to find information about labs, centers, and equipment available for use by all USC researchers.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, January 12, 2023

In this week's update, we encourage readers to check out the new Research Cores section of the VPR website, learn more about the new NIH Data Management and Sharing policy, invite USC faculty to nominate their colleagues for the Exceptional Research Service Awards, inform readers of the FAQ page for the White House OSTP memo on research access, alert faculty to several 2023 ASPIRE program changes for this funding year, and invite system faculty members to apply for a RISE grant.

New Monthly Grant Awards Report: November 2022

In this month's report, we share new grant awards received by the University of South Carolina's outstanding faculty researchers in November 2022.

Weekly Research Update Special Edition: Research Dashboards

This is a special edition of the Weekly Research Update announcing the launch of the Research Dashboards section on the VPR website. The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to partner with the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Analytics to launch two new interactive dashboard tools with the latest data on the university's sponsored awards funding and research expenditures. We also wish readers a happy holiday season and a great start to the new year.

New Research Dashboards provide data-driven insights to help advance USC's research enterprise

The Office of the Vice President for Research is proud to partner with the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Analytics to launch two new interactive dashboard tools with the latest data on the university's sponsored awards funding and research expenditures.

Nominate your colleagues for the 2023 Exceptional Research Service Awards program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to issue a call for nominations for the Exceptional Research Service Awards program to recognize outstanding research support staff throughout the USC system. Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, December 8, 2022

In this week's update, we encourage readers to register for the Research Cores Fair, alert readers of a new NIH inbox for inquiries related to Federal Financial Reports (FFRs) and financial closeout, announce the 2023 ASPIRE RFP and alert faculty to several program changes for this funding year, issue a call to faculty to have their undergraduate students register their research, and invite system faculty members to apply for a RISE grant.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, December 1, 2022

In this week's update, we encourage readers to register for the Research Cores Fair, inform readers about the response to two new faculty funding programs, announce the 2023 ASPIRE RFP and alert faculty to several program changes for this funding year, issue a call to faculty to have their undergraduate students register their research, and invite system faculty members to apply for a RISE grant.

Join USC's research core teams January 5 for the inaugural Research Cores Fair

The USC Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to announce that on January 5, 2023, the University will host the first-ever Research Cores Fair. The goals of the fair are to increase awareness of Core services and strengthen inter-core relationships so individual cores can better meet the needs of target user groups.

Streamlined 2023 ASPIRE program seeks faculty research proposals

The Office of the Vice President for Research has streamlined the ASPIRE program for the 2023 funding cycle. The coming year's ASPIRE awards will emphasize funding for early-career faculty who intend to pursue subsequent extramural funding. ASPIRE 2023 proposals are due before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, November 17, 2022

In this week’s update, we inform readers about the response to two new faculty funding programs, announce the 2023 ASPIRE RFP and alert faculty to several program changes for this funding year, invite readers to check out the October 2022 monthly awards report, issue a call to faculty to have their undergraduate students register their research, share an article from Nature on research experts informing policymakers, invite system faculty members to apply for a RISE grant, and wish readers a Happy Thanksgiving for the week of November 24.

New Monthly Grant Awards Report: October 2022

In this month's report, we share new grant awards received by the University of South Carolina's outstanding faculty researchers in October 2022.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, November 10, 2022

In this week's update, we issue a last call to faculty about upcoming deadlines for the Excel and RIFP programs, encourage researchers to apply for the NIH Loan Repayment Programs, and invite faculty members to apply for the RISE grant.

Women researchers at USC embody goals of Title IX in their educational journeys and careers

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Two USC women in research, Dr. Sanaz Sadati and Dr. Melissa Nolan, exemplify how Carolina is actively engaged in changing the culture for women beginning careers in academia and research. Their stories mark the first of a three-part series on Title IX’s impact by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Weekly Research Update: Thursday, November 3, 2022

In this week’s update, we invite readers to read the first in a three-part VPR article series on Title IX and women in research at USC, check out the new IT and Data Management page, read a new Q&A with former NIH director Francis Collins, and remind faculty about upcoming deadlines for the RISE, Excel and RIFP programs, and University Libraries digital research workshops.

"Take On The South" podcast episode featuring VPR Julius Fridriksson

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Julius Fridriksson, recently appeared on Carolina Distinguished Professor Mark Smith’s podcast, "Take On The South." In the episode, the two discuss research funding as a Southern university, USC’s scientific advancements, faculty mentorship and more.

New IT and Data Management Page on the Office of the VPR Website

The Office of the Vice President for Research recently relaunched the IT and Data Management page within the VPR website. This new section provides resources and information to researchers and is now more easily accessible to the research community.

 

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