March 14, 2019


Submission Deadline is THIS Tuesday!

Time is running out
Abstracts are due by 
5 pm EST
THIS Tuesday, March 19 

Abstracts should be submitted via our online Portal. No late abstracts will be accepted. Abstracts must follow published guidelines.

This year the conference will have concurrent sessions. Faculty may submit to host a whole session of presentations (4 per session) on your research topic relating to Vision 2025 or NSF Big IdeasStudents (undergrad and grad), postdocs and faculty may submit abstracts for either podium or poster presentation.

 Submit your abstract by clicking here

Click here for PDF of guidlelines. For more info, please visit our website or contact April Heyward. Please profuse our Portal with your proposals!

Click here to register by
5 pm EST on Friday, March 29


As always with our State Conference, there is no registration fee (and we provide lunch!). *|FNAME|*, seating is limited! Don’t wait – register today!
 
—> IMPORTANT: If you are submitting an abstract, you still need to register to attend the Conference!
Need to stay overnight? Don’t hesitate to find your lodging!

Because the weekend of the Conference will be busy in the Greenville area, we are not able to reserve a block of rooms for general conference attendees. If you need to stay overnight, do not wait to find accommodations! Don't just look online, call hotels directly – many are already sold out!


A group of academic leadership from South Carolina recently went to Capitol Hill to visit the SC Congressional Delegation offices to personally thank the members for their support of federal EPSCoR and IDeA programs offered by the NSF, NIH, DoD, DOE, NASA, and the USDA. 

During this visit, the team highlighted the impact of the EPSCoR and IDeA programs on our state research infrastructure and students. 

The group also attended a meeting hosted by the national EPSCoR/IDeA Coalition and met with representatives from other EPSCoR and IDeA jurisdictions.

In attendance were Christopher Davies, Associate Provost, Medical University of South Carolina; Prakash Nagarkatti, VP for Research, University of South Carolina; Tanju Karanfil, VP for Research, Clemson University; Nadim Aziz, Director, SC EPSCoR Program; and Derrick Swinton, Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Claflin University, representing SC’s predominantly undergraduate institutions. Click here for album to view photos enlarged. 

Focus On...

MADE in SC Speaker Series

On February 26, Dr. Konstantin “Kostya” Kornev presented “Engineering biology of butterflies and moths: from art of drinking when you are tiny to lessons of fast wound healing” at the monthly Science on Tap-Greenville gathering. 

The MADE in SC Strategic Plan calls for quarterly outreach efforts to educate the public about the project and/or to present research funded by the project. We have had speakers give laymen research talks at Rotary Clubs, MUSC’s Science Café and Science on Tap – all of which have been very well received by the audiences.

FACULTY: WE NEED MORE SPEAKERS. If you are willing to give a talk on behalf of the MADE in SC Project or SC EPSCoR Program, please contact us as soon as possible. We have contacts at venues throughout the state and will do our best to place you near your location.
 
Click here for album to view these and additional photos enlarged.

News, Opportunities and Deadlines

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track faculty in Computer Science positions available at USC Beaufort. Faculty will be members of our state’s NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 project, Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina (MADE in SC). Hiring for two positions. Click here to apply for position(s)!
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry) renewable opening in ASBMB-accredited and ACS-approved biochemistry and chemistry programs at Winthrop University. Expertise desired in one or more department interests that include biomaterials, bioanalytical chemistry, or computational biomolecular modeling. Apply by Mar 31, 11:59 EST.
SOUTH CAROLINA OPPORTUNITIES
 
FY20-FY21 RFP now available. Should propose innovative natural and social science research to both understand and directly address priority issues, problems, and opportunities related to the use, management and conservation of marine and coastal resources by the citizens of the state and region. Concept letters due by March 18, 5 pm EDT

Three NEW federal funding opportunitiess:
1. Exploring New Aquaculture Opportunities$1.5M - LOI due March 26, Full due April 24
2. Advanced Aquaculture Collaborative Programs$9M - LOI due April 15, Full due May 15
3. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research Needs in Aquaculture$3M - LOI due April 2, Full due May 1

SC Sea Grant Consortium are required to take leadership for submissions under opportunities 1 and 2. Learn more
SCRA Academia Collaboration Team accepting applications of collaborative, multidisciplinary teams involving institutions and industry that will provide near-term, measurable outcomes in health, create potential commercial viability or industry validation, and serve unmet needs of the citizens of SC. Apply by March 29, 5 pm EST. For full solicitation and submission information, click here.

Please share with SC high school science teachers: Winthrop is hosting a Materials Science Workshop for High School Science Teachers, June 17-21 and June 24-28. This two-week summer workshop will cover selected topics from the physics and chemistry content areas of the SC academic standards in high school science. For those who live more than 60 miles from Winthrop, room and board accommodations will be provided free of charge. Click here for more info.
OTHER
OPPORTUNITIES


Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award will recognize up to five women of color making an environmental impact in communities across the country with prizes of $10,000 per winner. All kinds of professional and advocacy backgrounds are encouraged to apply, but priority will be given to women at the midpoint of their career. Due by April 15. Click here to learn more or to apply.


Now accepting abstracts for the scientific program of the 2019 BMES Annual Meeting, October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Submissions open Feb 21; deadline is May 1. Registration opens June 12. Learn more


DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE labs. Many topics of research are available. Applications due by May 9, 5 pm EST. 
FOR PUIs: Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergrad Institutions. Awards provide an $18,500 grant to bring a leading researcher to give at least two lectures in the chemical sciences. Portion of the award is to support two undergrads in summer research in contemporary chemistry. Deadline is May 16.
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIO) Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU): NSF REU funding to support 8 undergrads at BIOS during the fall semester, Aug 25 through Nov 16. Students will conduct independent projects under faculty and staff supervision within several research areas. Apply by May 31.

MARCH 19
5 pm EST: Presentation Abstracts for SC EPSCoR State Conference (submission does not equal registration)
MARCH 25
LOI: NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Trans-disciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I
MARCH 27
NSF Scholarships in STEM Program (S-STEM)
MARCH 29
5 pm: Registration for SC EPSCoR State Conference
APRIL 12
SC EPSCoR State Conference, Greenville Marriott Hotel

NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Small and Medium grant proposals
MAY 6
MiSC ALERT:
Last day to enter MADE in SC Year 2 information in Portal
MAY 8
NSF Growing Convergence Research
MAY 9
NSF Improving Undergrad STEM Ed: Computing in Undergrad Education
June 17-18: SC INBRE/SC EPSCoR Career Development Workshop. Two-day workshop incorporates career skills and grant writing sessions. For all faculty and students.

Oct 28-30: 26th National NSF EPSCoR Conference, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Will be open to all to attend. 
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• NASA 
• NIH 
• NSF
• USDA
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