Bioinformatics Pilot Project Program- Call for Proposals (Deadline May 1, 2013)
The goal of the SC INBRE Bioinformatics Pilot Project Program is to stimulate interest in the application of genomics and bioinformatics methods by supporting research and student training throughout the INBRE and South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) networks. Funded projects will generate preliminary data for presentations, publications and grant proposals by faculty and their students. If at all possible, projects should propose to work with one of the following INBRE-supported facilities with resources necessary to complete the research.
"PLEASE NOTE: the deadline for submission of applications for SC INBRE Bioinformatics Pilot Projects has been extended to June 1, 2013. New applications and resubmission of revised proposal previously submitted but not funded are welcome. In addition, current Pilot Project awardees with a proven record of accomplishments from their project may apply for a second year of funding for continuation and expansion of pilot project studies. All applications (new, resubmission, competitive renewal) will be reviewed by an indeendent panel of experts and awards announced as soon as possible after July 1, 2013"
2013 PACD Solicitation
The Postdoctoral Academic Career Development (PACD) Program offers an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to participate in enhancing the research culture at predominately undergraduate institutions (PUIs) in the state of South Carolina. Postdoctoral scholars in the PACD Program seek out collaborations with PUI faculty based primarily on either common teaching or research interests, serving as a professional conduit between the two types of institutions. For the postdoctoral scholar interested in pedagogy, Option I offers an opportunity to acquire a substantial mentored teaching experience in conjunction with their primary training in research. For the postdoctoral scholar seeking to explore the research environment at a PUI, Option II affords an opportunity to develop skills for incorporating students in a research project with the potential for increasing interest in pursuing graduate education. Both PACD options give scholars the valuable experience of transitioning into a new phase of their professional development.
2012 AREA Grant Workshop
The SC INBRE AREA workshop was held at the USC School of Medicine on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Workshop materials are available on the SC INBRE website on a password-protected page that will soon contain downloadable AREA-specific institutional data for the preparation of the "resources and environment" section of AREA grant proposals. In addition, we have established a panel of reviewers that will be happy to pre-review the specific aims page or the entire draft of your R15 application, if it is submitted to them at least one month before the NIH deadline. If you are interested in these materials, and/or would like to avail yourself of the pre-review, please send an e-mail to Kiona.Thomas@uscmed.sc.edu.
USCB Target Faculty Eric Montie is back in the news!
USCB Students Study May River Ecology - Bluffton Today 4/17/12
2012 SC INBRE Scientific Symposium
2012 Diversity Summit: Promoting Excellence in Faculty Recruitment and Retention
The 2012 Diversity Summit was held on February 22, 2012 in Columbia, SC to explore the diversity landscape in South Carolina and discuss prospecting, recruiting and hiring strategies as well as creating a favorable environment for faculty retention.
AREA Grants Program Announcement Released
The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions, otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH research programs, to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions, to expose students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution.
Participating institutions in SC INBRE regularly offer scientific seminars. For upcoming seminars, please visit the events page of the SC INBRE Facebook page. They are open to everyone, and if you're interested in having one broadcast by videoconference, please contact the SC INBRE office in advance.
The October 2011 issue of the SC INBRE newsletter is now available.