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Transformative Research Seed Grant Initiative

Advancing the collaborative research relationship between UofSC and Prisma Health to pursue new and innovative research that improves health.

The Research Center for Transforming Health is pleased to announce the Request for Applications for the

2021 Transformative Research Seed Grant Initiative

The purpose of this research seed grant initiative is to facilitate collaborative pilot research activities between the University of South Carolina and Prisma Health. These projects should focus on improvement of health system performance, population health, or biomedical science that translates to clinical practice and improved patient outcomes. Applicants must propose a research project that will serve as support for an extramural research grant application, and recipients are expected to disseminate their work locally, regionally, and/or nationally.

 Funding for the pilot grants will be provided by the UofSC Vice President for Research, the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia, the UofSC College of Pharmacy, the UofSC College of Nursing, and the UofSC College of Engineering and Computing.  Projects may be funded up to $20,000, and applicants may request a project period of 15 months.

 For this collaborative seed grant initiative, the project must include an investigative partnership between a University of South Carolina- Columbia faculty employee and a clinical collaborator from Prisma Health.

View the complete Request for Applications

Important Dates:

  •  Letter of Intent Due- December 7th, 2020
  •  Online Application Due- February 5th, 2021

Access the online application here

 If you need to save and return to your application, click the "save and return later" button at the bottom of the application.


 Please contact the RCTH team at for more information

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