University of Southern California


Grants Management Training for Faculty

The responsibilities of Principal Investigators are rapidly evolving and maintaining up to date knowledge in research administration can be a challenge. In recognition of these changes and your obligations as PIs, the Department of Contracts and Grants in conjunction with the Office of Compliance has developed a Grants Management Training Program for Faculty, consisting of two courses:

The two-course program is mandatory for all new faculty prior to receipt of a extramurally sponsored award and is available on-line via USC Trojan Learn.

Course Information
Grants Management Training for Faculty
and covers the following topics:

How Do I Launch the Courses?
You are encouraged to load the Browser Check feature inside of Trojan Learn before beginning the course. The Browser Check will identify if your computer and browser meet the minimum requirements to launch the course and if popups are disabled (popups must be enabled to launch the course).

Once you click “Launch”, the class may take a couple minutes to load.

Please note that you can exit either class at any time and your progress will be saved.  At the end of each class, you will be presented with a short quiz.

How Long Do I Have to Complete the Program?
You have until the time your grant is awarded to complete the training. If the grant is awarded and you have not completed the course, the award will not be processed or an account identified for the funding. We suggest you complete the course as early as possible to avoid any delays in processing an award.

Contact Information
For Technical Assistance
Contact: Trojan Learn Help Desk
Phone: (213) 740-8648

For Program Assistance
Contact: Noah Congelliere
Phone: (213) 740-7392