University of Southern California


Obtaining Funding from Corporate Research Sponsors

Who Should Attend

Course is designed for all USC investigators and specialists corporate-sponsorship1 interested in working with corporate research sponsors.

Course Description

The objective is to educate investigators and directors on the particular issues associated with obtaining corporate sponsorship for research at USC. Included will be discussions on corporate business and research processes as they apply to academic collaborations; the methods to identify potential funding sources; setting appropriate expectations; building long-term relationships; leveraging USC strengths and resources; and ensuring academic integrity and legal compliance in working with corporate sponsors.


Vasiliki Anest, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, USC Stevens Center for Innovation


One 2 hour session. Offered twice per year

Next course

March 5, 2014 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Location: Credit Union Building, CUB 329, 3rd Floor Conference Room, UPC

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP at least one week prior to the first class via email, indicating the course(s) you are attending, to

For information about workshops, contact the office at 213-740-6709.