University of Southern California


USC Core Instrumentation Fund

Please note, the Office of Research is not currently accepting proposals for Type B awards for the 2014 fiscal year.

The Core Instrumentation Fund supports acquisition of shared instrumentation that enables major research endeavors in the sciences, medicine and engineering. Example areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Microscopy, Genomics, Imaging and Biophysics. The fund is not intended for purchase of computers unless they are integrated with other types of instrumentation.

Who Should Apply to This Announcement

This announcement is for core laboratory directors, who would like to do any of the following:

This solicitation is timed to coincide with the NSF MRI acquisition program, and is the only mechanism by which applicants may request matching support from the provost office for an NSF MRI proposal.

2014 Call for Proposals

Download the 2014 Guidelines:

Application Deadlines:

Proposal Submission

To start the application process you will need to log in using your USC NetID and password: Begin Online Application.

Important:  You may experience problems with the online application if using the browser Internet Explorer.  If you experience problems, it is advisable to access the application system through a different browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

For questions regarding the proposal submission process, please contact Dr. Silvia Da Costa in the Office of Research ( or 213-740-6709).

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