March 7, 2019

Submission Deadline Extended!


5 pm EST on Tuesday, March 19 

You asked – we answered! We’ve extended the submission deadline to Tuesday, March 19 – giving you more time!

Click here for PDF of Call for Abstracts

This year the conference will have concurrent sessions. You may submit to host a whole session of presentations on your research topic. 

Students (undergrad and grad), postdocs and faculty may submit abstracts for either podium presentation or poster presentation.

 Submit your abstract by clicking here

For more info, please visit our website or contact April Heyward.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Click here to register
by 5 pm EST on Friday, March 29
There is no registration fee. Feel free to share this information with others and encourage them to register and attend the Conference.
Note: If you are submitting anabstract, you still need to register to attend the Conference!
If you need overnight lodging, you need to find it now. We are not able to reserve a block of rooms for general conference attendees.
This will be a busy weekend in the Greenville area. Don’t wait to find accommodations! Call hotels directly. Several hotels are already sold out!

We are expanding the Conference! The 2019 SC EPSCoR State Conference will have morning and afternoon concurrent sessions, including poster sessions, allowing a broader list of topics to be presented. Here is preliminary overview of some of the topics:

MADE in SC     •     Big Data     •     Autism Research
High Performance Li-S Batteries
Food-Energy Water Nexus     •     Vascular research

Other Sessions will be added to the list as they are submitted and accepted.

The SCRA Academia Collaboration Team (SACT) is requesting applications of collaborative, multidisciplinary teams involving multiple Constituent 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 South Carolina. Apply by March 29, 5 pm EST.

For full solicitation and submission information, click here.

Focus On...

State Conference Program

What can you look forward to at this year’s State Conference?

As announced in our last newsletter

  • Sessions lead by our NSF RII Track-1 MADE in SC Project leaders and participants.
  • Sessions lead by our Stimulus Research Program recipients with topic areas on Vascular research, Food-Energy Water Nexus, High Performance Li-S Batteries and research on Autism.
  • And more sessions based on your Proposals! 
We are also adding a special session on Funding Opportunities that we know you won’t want to miss!

Don't miss the Conference! Register now!
Below is a TENTATIVE agenda. More details will be added to our website as they come available!


TIME          EVENT

8:30 am     Check-In

9 am          Opening Session
                  Morning Concurrent Sessions
                  Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
                  Funding Opportunities
4:30 pm     Adjourn

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). 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.
Judges are needed to help evaluate nearly 400 Oral and Poster presentations at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS) and Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) at Francis Marion U on Sat, March 30. Over 60 judges are needed for the 80+ undergrad presentations and the 280 HS oral research presentations. A small travel stipend is provided for those traveling over 100 miles round-trip. Contact John Kaup or click here to enter your contact info and we will contact you with a proposed session to judge.
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

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.

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.
NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I. Aims to bring together electrical engineering, math, statistics, and theoretical computer science to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities. Phase I supports development of small collaborative Institutes. LOI due March 25.
NSF Scholarships in STEM Program (S-STEM): Provides awards to Institutions of Higher Ed to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. Full proposal due March 27.
NSF Growing Convergence Research: Solicitation targets multi-disciplinary team research that crosses directorate or division boundaries and is currently not supported by NSF programs, initiatives and research-focused Big Ideas. Proposers must make a convincing case that the research to be conducted is within NSF's purview and cannot be supported by existing NSF programs and multidisciplinary initiatives. Full proposal due May 8.
NSF Improving Undergrad STEM Ed: Computing in Undergrad Ed: Supports teams of Institutions of Higher Education in re-envisioning the role of computing in interdisciplinary collaboration within their institutions. Encourages partnering to integrate the study of ethics into curricula, both within core CS courses and across the relevant interdisciplinary areas. Full proposal due May 9.
June 17-18: Academic Leadership and 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. 
Have you registered? 
Looking for collaborators?
• Research Expertise
 Database (faculty)
• Student Research
  Interests Profiles

Funding Opportunities: 
• NIH 
• More on our Calendar!


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