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August 4, 2017: SC EPSCoR announces three South Carolina investigators receive $10 million in NSF grant awards. Learn more


July 23, 2017: SC EPSCoR/IDeA announces the recipients of the 2017 Phase-0 Program awards. Learn more


June 13, 2017: SC EPSCoR/IDeA announces the recipients of the 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program awards. Learn more


Feb 28, 2017: Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) met with representatives from the South Carolina Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in Washington. They were in Washington for their annual Hill Day activities to meet with members of Congress. Wilson and the group discussed research in the state and the EPSCoR and IDeA funding. Wilson thanked the representatives for their dedicated work to better the educational environment of South Carolina.

"The visit was to update the congressional delegation about the SC EPSCoR/IDeA activities and seek their continued support of the federal EPSCoR/IDeA programs in the House and Senate." said Dr. Nadim Aziz, Director, SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program.

Photo on left: SC delegation meets with Rep. Joe Wilson.
Photo on right (L to R): Dr. Christopher Davies, Asst Provost for Research Infrastructure, Medical University of South Carolina; Dr. Nadim Aziz, Director, SC EPSCoR/IDeA; Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti, Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina; Dr. Tanju Karanfil, Vice President for Research, Clemson University; and Mr. Elbert Malone, Assoc Provost for Sponsored Programs and Research, South Carolina State University


Feb 14, 2017 
The Computational & Info Systems Lab is offering travel grants to students who are interested in attending the 6th annual National Center for Atmospheric Research Software Engineering Assembly Conference (SEA). The conference will be held at NCAR’s Center Green Campus in Boulder, CO from April 10-14. This year’s theme is “the future of software engineering in academic and research-based organizations.” The conference will feature 3 days of tutorials, and host discussions on topics such as data analysis and visualization, security and compliance, Agile software development, and emerging technology trends. The travel grant will include airfare, lodging, and meals for the entirety of the conference. Those interested in attending the conference can apply for a grant at the travel grant application webpage. Deadline for application is February 24, 2017.


The Climate & Global Dynamics Lab (CGD) at NCAR is offering travel scholarships for students interested in attending their CESM Tutorial. CESM is a fully-coupled, community, global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past, present, and future climate states. The tutorial is August 14-18. For more information and to request travel assistance, please visit their info page (register as "attendee requesting travel assistance"). Deadline to register is March 4, 2017.