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Provost New Directions in Research and Scholarship Awards Announcement

September 20, 2019 — I am pleased to announce the first two awards under the Provost New Directions in Research and Scholarship (PNDRS) program, which were chosen for their novelty, potential for establishing USC as a leader in a new area of scholarship, approach and societal impact: (more…)

How to Report Allegations of Research Misconduct

September 10, 2019 — All members of the USC community deserve confidence that the university will thoroughly and fairly investigate allegations of research misconduct, with appropriate confidentiality, and without fear of retaliation. We in the Office of Research are committed to maintaining the integrity of USC’s research through such due process, applied consistently throughout the university. (more…)

USC Funding for Faculty-Led Research and Scholarship & Associates Award Deadline

August 28, 2019 — The USC Office of Research supports faculty-led research and scholarship with peer-reviewed financial support and recognition, as well as mentoring. (more…)

2019 Guide to Research and Other Faculty Resources

August 12, 2019 — 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. (more…)

Innovation Resources, Programs and Support for Faculty

June 20, 2019 — USC conducts research for the benefit of all segments of society.  These benefits result from new knowledge and discovery, the free sharing of research products (publications, data, software, standards, protocols, etc.) and the commercialization of software, diagnostics, therapeutics and other technology.  (more…)

Upcoming Due Date for Provost New Directions in Research and Scholarship Award + Research Awards Made this Year

June 18, 2019 — Proposals for the Provost New Directions in Research and Scholarship program are due on July 1, providing $250,000 to each interdisciplinary team, awarded for its work on new topics that have not previously received grant funding at USC or elsewhere. (more…)

USC Office of Research Diversity Website

June 3, 2019 — The Office of Research has launched a new website containing resources on diversity in research: (more…)

New Research Integrity and Ethics Appointments

May 6, 2019 — The Office of Research is committed to advancing a culture of ethical research at USC, including: (more…)

Investigations of Unapproved Foreign and other External Research Relationships

April 18, 2019 — As has been publicized, the National Institutes of Health is actively investigating cases where faculty failed to disclose outside research relationships.  Francis Collins reported to Congress that  "[t]here are multiple instances of faculty members who will not be faculty members anymore."  (more…)

New Funding for Innovation at USC

March 29, 2019 — Yesterday, at the USC Stevens Center Innovation Summit, I was pleased to announce two new programs supporting innovation at USC: (more…)