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 already available through existing core facilities.  The solicitation will consider requests up to $30,000 (smaller budgets welcomed) and invites proposals from core facilities for the acquisition…

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 between USC and other research institutions nationally, with the goal to support faculty teams working on collaborative, multidisciplinary new research projects. The RCTB award does…

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 required in healthcare and public transportation settings. Researchers should consult with their PI to ensure that masking is not required based on the specific hazards…

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 such as healthcare and public transportation. Researchers should consult with their PI to ensure that masking is not required based on the specific hazards in…

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 from multiple schools who are preparing a proposal for an externally funded grant in areas of R&D priorities outlined by the federal government. Eligible areas…

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 interdisciplinary collaborative research activities involving groups of faculty from multiple schools who are preparing a proposal for an externally funded grant in areas of R&D…

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 the “up to date on vaccinations” status on Trojan Check. Per these revised guidelines for workplaces, individuals on USC campus premises in locations where masking is required…

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 a possible winter surge in COVID-19 cases. If you have received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and 6 months or more have passed since your…

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 faculty, staff, students and community partners may join IARSLCE and attend the 2021 Virtual Gathering (Nov. 15-17) at no cost.  To become a member of…

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 on events and travel will be forthcoming. Please send any questions you have to ehs@usc.edu. FACULTY ENGAGEMENT: Internal Funding Deadline Reminders: Strategic Directions for Research…