For USC Investigators
The Office of Research offers help to investigators who are seeking funding and applying to sponsored research competitions.
It provides a number of tools, which can be accessed via the navigation links on the right side of this page, that:
- Help investigators to find funding opportunities through the use of sponsored research databases, such as Grant Forward as well as through access to federal agency sponsored research sites like Grants.gov and FedBizOpps.
- Promote institutionally limited extramural opportunities for competitions where investigators must receive clearance from the Office of the Provost.
- Assist faculty and graduate students in refining their funding strategies and proposal development in order to increase the likelihood of successful grant applications.
- Facilitate the proposal submission process via access to commonly used resources such as TARA, the Guide to Research and the Center for Excellence in Research.
We also provide direct assistance to investigators in finding sponsored research opportunities and in honing funding strategies, as well as a proposal review service. For more information, contact the Office of Research at (213) 740-6709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.