University of Southern California


Competing for Federal Grant Opportunities in the Social Sciences

Who Should Attend

Course is designed for USC investigators and specialists interested in social and behavioral sciences, policy research and law, and the health sciences.

Course Description

The course provides an overview of the types of federal grant opportunities that exist in the social sciences, with a focus on research, but including programmatic grants. The course will discuss differences in the interests, mission, and goals of the main federal agencies that fund social science, and how it impacts social science research. We will review steps to take in preparing a grant proposal, including how to be responsive tot he goals of the solicitation, how to establish collaborations, and how the Office of Research Advancement can help.


Leora Rosen, Director for Social Sciences, USC Washington, DC Office for Research Advancement.


One 2 hour session.

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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 Dale Odano at 213-740-6709.