University of Southern California


KC S2S Training Modules

The Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG) has developed the below guidance in order to foster better development and submission of S2S proposals in KC S2S.

Click below to review each guide.

Training Guides

Training Guide  Guide Details Guide Date
Desktop Readiness & Browser Configuration
  • Browsers Supported in KC S2S
  • Broswers Configuration
Introduction to KC S2S
  • Features of KC S2S
  • Logging into KC S2S
  • General Navigation of KC S2S
  • How to Interpret KC S2S Icons
  • How to Check User Preferences
Funding Opportunities
  • Download a Funding Opportunity from
  • Managing Opportunities
  • Using Opportunities
Proposal Creation
  • Creating a New Proposal
  • How to navigate the Proposal
  • Internal Proposal Title Configuration
  • Managing Proposal Permissions
  • How to use the errors and warnings facility
  • How to copy a Proposal
  • How to transform a proposal
  • How to lock and unlock a proposal
Proposal Basics
  • Using Auto-fill function
  • How to add additional site locations
  • How to add key personnel
  • Adding Biosketches to the Proposal
Proposal Budgets
  • Adding Key/Senior Personnel
  • Completing the Budget Components (Fringe Benefits, Equipments, Other Direct Costs, etc.)
  • Creating and Managing Budget Periods
  • Replicating Budget Data
  • Escalating Budget Data
  • Creating a Modular Budget
  • Creating Subaward Proposals/Budgets
  • Linking Subaward Proposal/Budgets
  • Importing and Exporting Subaward Proposals/Budgets
  • NIH Requirements for Subawards
Attaching Documents
  • Attachment Checklist
  • Attaching Documents
  • Attaching the Research Plan
  • Viewing Proposals in PDF Format