University of Southern California


Washington, DC Office

As part of the Office of Research, the DC Office of Research Advancement, based in the nation’s capitol, strategically pursues funding opportunities, with a targeted focus on large, multidisciplinary research projects that promote collaboration and positive societal impact.

The vision of the Office of Research Advancement is excellence in enabling and supporting innovative research that advances the reputation of USC while making a significant impact on the issues facing society, and a lasting impact on scholarship and research. You can find the DC Office of Research Advancement Service Commitment HERE.

The Office of Research Advancement maintains and strengthens ties between USC investigators and federal and philanthropic research sponsors, tracks current and emerging funding priorities among federal agencies, and helps faculty to initiate or expand sponsored research programs. The DC Office staff also promotes USC research breakthroughs and findings to grantmaking institutions and policymakers in the region.

In addition, the Office of Research Advancement offers administrative support for preparing large interdisciplinary/multi-school proposals. For more information please contact:

Steven Moldin is the Executive Director of the Washington, DC office.
James Murday is the Director for Physical Sciences.
Allan Olson is the Director for Intelligence and Cyber Initiatives

Contact Information:

Ashley Gordon
Project Specialist
University of Southern California Office of Research Advancement
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 540
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 824-5860
Fax: (202) 824-5880