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College of Medicine Research

Faculty in the College of Medicine are engaged in a variety of basic, clinical, and translational research activities. Research is an important part of our mission to the State of South Carolina and our patients, and it is vital that we translate our discoveries into treatments and interventions that will improve human health. The total College of Medicine extramural research funding for the FY22 was approximately $258 million. 

Bridge Funding

A primary goal of the College of Medicine is to support and strengthen the research capabilities of its faculty. As part of this goal, we implemented the College of Medicine’s Bridge Funding program to support investigators with established clinical or basic research programs during periods when a competitive renewal was not funded.

K-R Clinician Scientist Bridge Funding

K to R Bridge Clinician Scientist Funding program:  Clinician scientists represent an essential component of the research enterprise in the College of Medicine. This program is designed to support promising young clinician scientists who have not yet established a federally funded independent research program at the end of their K award.


The purpose of the College of Medicine Enhancement of Team Science (COMETS) is to restore federally funded research programs by active mid-career and senior investigators by supporting a newly established research team with 2 years of funding.

Excellence in Research Awards

View the most recent recipients of the Excellence in Research Awards.

Programming Quick Reference:

Bridge Funding - April 15th; August 15th; December 15th

High Impact Research Publications - April 15th; August 15th; December 15th

K-R Clinician Scientist Bridge Funding - December 15th

COMETS - September 15th

Translational Team Science - March 1st

COM-PPG - July 15th

Notes:   Program announcements are made in the Dean’s weekly newsletter sent via email to all COM employees.

If due date falls on a weekend the following Monday is the due date.

All dates subject to change.