James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund
Zumberge Fund Awards
The James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund is USC’s university-wide faculty research grant support mechanism. It awards several hundred thousand dollars each year through its annual James H. Zumberge Awards competition. The Zumberge Fund promotes the initiation of research at USC through two types of awards: Individual Awards and Interdisciplinary Awards.
Individual awards help newer faculty launch their research careers, and support research in areas with limited external funding opportunities through grants of up to $25,000. Interdisciplinary awards of up to $50,000 foster collaborative efforts among faculty from different schools and disciplines that lead to sustained interdisciplinary research programs and projects.
Recent recipients of Zumberge Interdisciplinary grants have gone on to receive:
• $5 million per year in support from the National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Center program, to establish the Center on Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations at USC.
• More than $4 million per year from the National Institutes of Health to bring the Bioinformatics Research Network (BIRN) to USC.
• Support from Lockheed Martin Corporation to establish the Center for Quantum Computing at USC, and to bring the D-Wave quantum computer to the university.
Interdisciplinary applicants aim to leverage their Zumberge awards for follow-on grants of this scale.
Inquiries regarding Zumberge Fund programs can be directed to Melody Tang in the Office of Research (firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-740-6709).
Multi-School INTERDISCIPLINARY Award Program
Download the 2013 Interdisciplinary Guidelines: Zumberge Interdisciplinary 2013 RFP
Large Grant Deadlines:
- Letters of Intent due December 14, 2012.
- Full Proposals due February 25, 2013.
Small Grant Deadline: Open
INDIVIDUAL Award Program
Download the 2013 Zumberge Individual guidelines: Zumberge Individual 2013 RFP
Individual Award Application Deadline: January 18, 2013.
To start the application process for both Interdisciplinary and Individual grant programs 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 Silvia da Costa in the Office of Research (email@example.com or 213-740-6709).
2013 Interdisciplinary Awards
2013 Individual Awards
Ansgar Siemer , Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Keck
“The Structure of a Functional Amyloid in Long- Term Memory”
Beatriz Ilari, Thornton School of Music
“The Effects of Extracurricular music and sports on children’s brain, cognitive, motor and social development: A Cross-sectional study”
Benjamin Graham, International Relations, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Social Networks, Political Risk, and Foreign Direct Investment?”
Cary Frydman, Finance & Business Economics, Marshall School of Business
“Neural Decoding of Investor Preferences”
Changhan Lee, Gerontology
“Targeting Obesity and Type 2 diabetes by a novel mitochondria-encoded peptide”
David Bridel, Dramatic Arts, School of Theatre
“Clowns Across Continents: When Cultures Collide”
David Rose, Mathematics, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Categorified quantum groups and knot homology”
Eunjung Lee, Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
“Implementing Alzheimer’s disease research in the California Teachers Study cohort”
Jeremy Goldbach, Social Work, School of Social Work
“Understanding Minority Stress in LGDT Adolescents”
Laura Ferguson, Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
“Is a new global guidance on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV acceptable to women diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy?”
Melanie Goldfarb, Surgery – Clinical Faculty, Keck School of Medicine
“Thyroid Nodules and Cancer in Pediatrics, Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Head and Neck Radiation”
Michael Bowdish, Surgery –Clinical Faculty, Keck School of Medicine
“Characterization of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), citrulline, and I-arginine levels in patients with pulmonary hypertension secondary to left heart disease before and after left ventricular assist device implantation”
Minlan Yu, Computer Science, Viterbi School of Engineering
“Real- time measurement for data center networks”
Olivia Harrison, French and Italian, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Transcolonial Maghreb: Reading Palestine in Maghrebi Literature”
Sandrah Eckel, Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
“Nonlinear mixed effects models for multiple flow exhaled nitric oxide”
Weiwei Hu, Mathematics, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Model Reduction and Feedback Boundary Control of a Thermal Fluid with Application to Control Design of Energy Efficient Buildings”
Youngmin Choe, East Asian Language and Cultures, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Tourist Distractions: Traveling and Feeling in South Korea’s Reconciliatory Cinema”
A list of previous recipients of the Zumberge Individual and Interdisciplinary Awards is available to download.