Announcements

Announcements

Latest Updates

  • Monthly Update – June 2022
    Covid-19 cases continue to be tracked and contact traced at USC. As a reminder, if any employee or student has been on campus in the 48 hours prior to symptoms,…
  • Core Instrumentation Special Solicitation – Small Equipment
    The Core Instrumentation Fund Special Solicitation – Small Equipment aims to provide USC researchers with greater access to shared equipment and key resources, including datasets and repositories, in addition to core instrumentation…
  • Zumberge Research Coordination & Team Building Award
    The Office of Research is launching a new Zumberge grant program! The Zumberge Research Coordination & Team Building (RCTB) Award provides opportunities to foster new collaborations between USC faculty, as well as…
  • Monthly Update – April 2022
    Cases in Los Angeles County continue to rise; however, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 remain relatively low. At USC, many protocols (including masking) are optional in most settings. Masking is still…
  • Monthly Update – March 2022
    As of March 7, 2022, indoor masking is strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to protect them against COVID-19. Masking is still required in some areas…
  • Research and Development Priorities Award: Sustainability
    The new deadline for the USC seed grant R&D Research Priorities Award is April 18th, 2022. This grant provides seed funding for interdisciplinary collaborative research activities involving groups of faculty…
  • Monthly Update – February 2022
    New internal USC Award:  We are happy to announce a new USC seed grant – the R&D Research Priorities Award (deadline April 4th, 2022). The USC R&D Priorities Award provides seed funding for…
  • Monthly Update – January 2022
    All students in on-campus programs, all faculty, and all university staff are required to receive a COVID-19 booster (if in the eligible timeframe). Completion of a booster when eligible brings you to…
  • Monthly Update – November 2021
    It is strongly recommended to get a booster shot for COVID-19. California public health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible to help prevent…
  • Monthly Update – October 2021
    Alliance of Engaged Universities and Colleges: As a member of the Alliance of Engaged Universities and Colleges, hosted by the International Association for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement (IARSLCE), USC…
  • Monthly Update – September 2021
    Cases around campus continue to decrease. Thanks to all who continue to follow not coming to campus if you are ill; using Trojan Check; and wearing your masks. Updated guidance…
  • Monthly Update – August 2021
    As we make our full return to fall restart, EH&S has drafted some best practices to follow (Classrooms, Food & Drink, Workplace). At this time masks are required indoors and strongly encouraged outdoors, especially in crowded…
  • Monthly Update – July 2021
    The Office of Research welcomes Ishwar Puri, USC’s new Vice President of Research, whose term starts on Aug 1, 2021. We are now in Phase 5 however, per the recent Health Alert, masks…
  • Introducing Vice President of Research Ishwar Puri
    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Ishwar Puri will be joining our community as Vice President of Research, effective August 1, 2021. Dr. Puri comes to us from…
  • Monthly Update – June 2021
    USC is currently in Phase IV and anticipates transitioning to Phase V soon. Clarifying guidance announcements will follow, including about research; up-to-date guidance about research is always found at research.usc.edu/coronavirus…
  • Monthly Update – May 2021
    We are now in Phase IV, with research being at full capacity while adhering to USC’s physical distancing, PPE, and testing guidelines. For more information, please see Phases of Research Under COVID-19 and COVID-19 Research Continuity section.  USC will continue to…
  • Monthly Update – April 2021
    As the pandemic situation improves, USC is opening up. PhD, MS, and undergraduate students are now allowed to do research on campus, by being included on essential employee lists and/or…
  • Monthly Update – March 2021
    Researchers should continue to work with their school-level COVID-19 research processes.   We have entered Phase 3: research activity is ramped up from 50% to normal capacity, while continuing to adhere to…
  • Monthly Update – February 2021
    Upcoming Office of Research Internal Grant Deadline: Collaboration Fund (April 5, 2021), supporting research collaborations among faculty and students working on interdisciplinary societally-relevant research topics.  Coming soon: Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Survey: STARS is a transparent, self-reporting…
  • Research Continuation Under Current COVID-19 Conditions
    All researchers must follow these guidelines in addition to the rest of the information given in our COVID-19 Research Continuity Guidelines and Resources section: Continue to maintain highest safety practices in all in-person…
  • Monthly Update – January 2021
    Safe research continues at USC:  Please always look here for regular updates on research during COVID-19.  Currently, any work on campus requires a weekly negative COVID-19 test.  Per the LA County regulations, USC is currently vaccinating USC…
  • Monthly Update – December 2020
    THE USC OFFICE OF RESEARCH WISHES YOU SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ALL THE BEST IN THE NEW YEAR  FACULTY ENGAGEMENT:  Mentoring and training workshops: Click here for the latest Center of Excellence in research workshops.  FEDERAL FUNDING PATHWAYS: USC recently…
  • Monthly Update – November 2020
    Funding Opportunities: We are happy to announce four new Requests for Proposals: 1) the Ming Hsieh Institute Award (due Jan 25, 2021), 2) the Zumberge Individual (due Feb 1, 2021), 3) Zumberge Interdisciplinary Large (due Feb 16, 2021), and 4) Zumberge Diversity & Inclusion (due Feb 22, 2021). Tech Transfer Working Group Report (TTWG): TTWG was constituted…
  • Monthly Update – October 2020
    Funding Opportunities: We are happy to announce two requests for proposals: 1) the Strategic Directions for Research Award, supporting innovative collaborative research (January 18, 2021 deadline; provides up to $200,000; smaller budgets are…
  • Monthly Update – September 2020
    RECENT DEVELOPMENT: As many of you may have learned, on September 22, 2020, the Trump administration issued an EO on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.  The EO applies to federal contractors…
  • Monthly Update – August 2020
    CONGRATULATIONS! We are happy to announce the FY21 awardees for all Office of Research award programs. Seventy-two proposals were submitted to seven award programs, of which 33 were awarded (16 to female lead PIs) for a total of $2.9M. Details on program awardees can be found here: Core Instrumentation &…
  • Monthly Update – July 2020
    CONGRATULATIONS! The USC Office of Research is proud to announce the University’s support of COVID-19 research.  Since March, we created multiple calls for research proposals for work on COVID-19.   We received…
  • Monthly Update – June 2020
    Internal Research Grants: Good news! We received a grant from funds originally allocated to Senate Strategic Planning Committees. In the face of the pandemic, the Senate proposed, and the Provost agreed,…
  • Monthly Update – May 2020
    USC Award Programs: We received a tremendous response to the Zumberge Special Solicitation – Epidemic- & Virus-Related Research and Development Award (63 proposals received) and the Provost New Strategic Directions for Research Award (43 proposals…
  • Monthly Update – April 2020
    May USC Internal Grant Deadline: 5 pm, Monday, May 11, 2020 (for both programs)Zumberge Special Solicitation Epidemic & Virus Related Research and Development AwardProvost New Strategic Directions for Research Award For…
  • Resources and Opportunities
    To help our USC research community, as well as the larger community in LA and beyond, we are updating our resources and opportunities. Here is what’s new: COVID-19 Research Clearinghouse usc.edu/virusresearch This…
  • Monthly Update – March 2020
    Latest guidance about research during COVID-19 is found at research.usc.edu/coronavirus.  The site also includes COVID-19 funding opportunities here. We have set up a USC Virus-Related Research web site, here.  To add your research,…
  • Monthly Update – February 2020
    FACULTY ENGAGEMENT: We value faculty involvement in the Office of Research.  We work with 20 standing faculty committees; please reach out to any committee member or to us directly to get involved.  FEDERALLY MANDATED DISCLOSURES OF FOREIGN COLLABORATIONS:   Get a short summary here to…
  • Monthly Update – January 2020
    New USC Grant Opportunity:Provost New Strategic Directions for Research Award, 5 pm, Monday, April 20, 2020 February USC Grant Timelines: Zumberge Interdisciplinary Large: 5 pm, Monday, February 10, 2020Answering the Call: noon,…