University of Southern California


2019 Guide to Research and Other Faculty Resources

As we approach the start of our next academic year, please take a moment to view USC’s online resources that support research. Use these guides, along with other information available at, for planning and executing your research and scholarly projects.

Guide to Research at USC: written for faculty and research administrators, the guide summarizes USC processes for sponsored research, research ethics and training. Available here.

Center for Excellence in Research:  hard-copy fall schedules are in the mail for faculty training in research funding and research practices.  You may also view the schedule online.

Innovation Resources for Faculty:  download this document to learn about USC support for the transition of university research for public benefit, or consult or

Digital.usc.eduprovides a library of resources and services that support open scholarship, through creation, cataloguing, communication and collaboration of research products.

Funding Opportunities:  the Office of Research offers many services to search for external funding, available at:   These include: Grant Forward, to search for solicitations by topic and sponsor; Dimensions, to obtain data by department, institution or individual on publications, patents and funded research; Wizehive application portal, required for any institutionally limited funding opportunity, as well as for funding programs within USC.

Diversity and Inclusion in Research:  our website contains: USC’s strategic plan for diversity in research; resources for studying diversity in society, diversity in health and community centered research; and information on how USC is building diversity within its research community.

To learn more about priorities and future directions, visit the Office of Research strategic planning page:

You may also review the detailed results of USC’s research culture survey, conducted earlier this year, which are posted here.

All the best for a productive and impactful year of research and scholarship. Please do not hesitate to email if you have questions for me.

Randolph Hall
Vice President of Research