University of Southern California

Research

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.

Grants Management Training Program Information
The Grants Management Training Program for Faculty is approximately 3 hours in total duration and consists of eight small course modules that are broken down into two major sections. The first section (Fiscal Administration) consists of four 30-minute lessons (totaling 2 hours in duration) and covers the following topics:

The second section (Research Ethics) comprises four 15-minute lessons (totaling approximately one hour in duration) and covers the following topics:

How Do I Launch the Grants Management Training Courses?
Popups must be enabled to launch the courses.

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 that will need to be completed in order to obtain credit.

The Courses Aren’t Loading!
The Grants Management Training for Faculty Program currently utilizes Adobe Flash software to view and interact with its multimedia contents. As of 2019, many of the current popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.) are beginning to phase out the Adobe Flash player. As a result, the Department of Contracts and Grants will be updating the training program to run natively in all web browsers (i.e. without the need for Adobe Flash Player).

In the meantime, please utilize these directions if the course content does not automatically load.

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 program, the award will not be processed or an account identified for funding.  We suggest you complete the program 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
Email: trojanlearn@hr.usc.edu

For Program Assistance
Contact: Noah Congelliere
Phone: (213) 740-7392
Email: Congelli@usc.edu