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Monthly Update – August 2020

September 1, 2020 — This month’s updates from the Office of Research. (more…)

Monthly Update – July 2020

July 31, 2020 — This month’s updates from the Office of Research. (more…)

Monthly Update – June 2020

June 30, 2020 — This month’s updates from the Office of Research. (more…)

Monthly Update – May 2020

May 29, 2020 — This month’s updates from the Office of Research. (more…)

Monthly Update – April 2020

April 29, 2020 — This month’s updates from the Office of Research. (more…)

April 13, 2020 – Resources and Opportunities

April 13, 2020 — To help our USC research community, as well as the larger community in LA and beyond, we are updating our resources and opportunities. (more…)

April 7, 2020 – Required Face Coverings for Essential Personnel

April 7, 2020 — The city of Los Angeles has issued a requirement for face coverings in all public areas. Accordingly, all individuals on the USC campus and in any of its buildings and facilities must wear face coverings, as described here.

Monthly Update – March 2020

March 30, 2020 — This month’s updates from the Office of Research. (more…)

March 26, 2020 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)

March 26, 2020 — USC’s Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and the Office of Research are reaching out to invite you to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to support continued health care delivery at our Keck Hospital and other local healthcare organizations, first responders, Department of Public Safety, and critical clinical USC COVID-19 research activities. (more…)

March 20, 2020 – Guidelines Under the Stay-at-Home Rule

March 20, 2020 — The city of Los Angeles and the state of California are under stay-at-home rules at this time. To help the community and minimize the spread fo the virus, USC research should be limited to remote work; only approved essential personnel can be on campus / USC facilities. (more…)

March 17, 2020 – Expanded Research Guidelines

March 17, 2020 —

Following up on Monday’s memo, and in anticipation of the need for stricter personal distancing, we ask that you prepare to dramatically reduce the number of people in your labs and core facilities.  (more…)

March 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Research Continuity Plan

March 16, 2020 — USC is actively responding to daily updates about the COVID-19 emergency. We are also planning ahead toward next steps in all areas of campus life.  We ask that all researchers read this message carefully to inform their actions and plans in this rapidly changing situation that impacts our entire community. (more…)

Monthly Update – February 2020

February 28, 2020 — This month’s updates from the Office of Research. (more…)

Monthly Update – January 2020

January 29, 2020 — This month's updates from the Office of Research. (more…)

New Provost Grant Program: Provost New Strategic Directions for Research Award (PNSDRA)

January 21, 2020 — In response to discussions with research deans across the USC schools and looking at USC research strategically, we are updating the call for proposals for the Provost New Directions in Research and Scholarship (PNDRS) program. (more…)

One last message for faculty…

December 18, 2019 — Since 2005, I’ve had the privilege to work with well over 1,000 faculty at USC – interacting through their appointment to research committees, award of Office of Research grants, my assistance in proposal creation, and organization of research events and trainings.   These faculty-centered activities reflect the pillars of the Office of Research. (more…)

USC Solicitations for Research & Sign Up for IncubateUSC for Faculty & Staff

December 6, 2019 — Research Solicitations: The annual solicitation for the USC Research Collaboration Fund is now posted. The fund supports faculty-led collaborations on interdisciplinary topics, aimed at building research communities at USC. (more…)

International Collaborations, Export Controls and Disclosure Requirements

November 19, 2019 — USC is a global institution committed to far-reaching global engagement in all of our research and learning programs, as well as inclusion of international students in our research, regardless of their nationality and religious beliefs. (more…)

Attend USC Faculty Workshop on Connecting to Media through “The Conversation”

November 11, 2019 — All USC faculty are invited to two workshops on Monday, Dec. 9, to discuss how to turn research into commentary to share with the world via The Conversation, a communications platform that gives USC professors priority to place articles in the news media. (more…)

Reuters Ranks USC as #8 in the World for Innovation + Funding for Innovation Research at USC

November 5, 2019 — I am happy to report that USC has risen to #8 among all universities in the world in Reuters’ annual ranking of innovation. (more…)

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…)