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 provided with university employment verification letters. Find all research-related COVID-19 updates here.  More steps toward opening are expected soon, in accordance with approvals from the LA…

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 physical distancing, PPE, and testing guidelines and vaccination recommendations. Major changes include: Allowing undergraduate researchers on campus, including summer programs for non-USC undergrads. Allowing booking summer research travel (trips…

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 framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. As part of USC’s STARS reporting, faculty will be asked via their schools to participate in a brief survey about research & scholarship…