Civic Leadership Education and Research (CLEAR) Initiative

The Civic Leadership Education and Research (CLEAR) Initiative exhibits a research and education profile focused on public and nonprofit sector employment, which represents a significant proportion of the national labor economy. CLEAR will be dedicated to understanding and developing the talent needs of the civic leadership workforce for the 21st century.

Knight Digital Media Center

The Knight Digital Media Center is pivoting effective June 30, moving from offering formal subsidized training programs to expanding its consultancy with a focus on development of digital strategy and implementation for news outlets, foundations and nonprofits. 

Landscape Justice Initiative

The Landscape Justice Initiative (LJI) is a platform for USC’s Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture + Urbanism to position and implement its work in areas of Environmental, Spatial and Climate Justice.  This platform provides a vehicle and support structure both for community partnerships to contribute to immediate local impact on neighborhoods and their ecosystems, and for multidisciplinary…

Latinx and Latin American Studies Center

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies is commited to interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration that advance the economic, social, and political well-being of all peoples in the Americas. By connecting with different academic, legal, medical, financial, and social partners, the Center team aims to: We invite you to learn and collaborate with us.

Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics

The Center for the Political Future (CPF) combines rigorous intellectual inquiry, teaching, and practical politics to advance civil dialogue and research that transcends partisan divisions and finds solutions to pressing national and global challenges. Our events, programs, scholarships, and internships inspire and train students for careers in public service and lifetimes of civic engagement.

Global Initiatives

Since 1959, the American Language Institute (ALI) has been providing English language instruction, assessment, and resources to support the academic and professional success of non-native speakers of English pursuing degrees at USC. The ALI offers English language courses for those students who want to improve their English as well as those who are required to…

Center for the Premodern World

The Center for the Premodern World at USC creates space and offers resources for the study of cultures and civilizations, beginning with the earliest historical eras up to the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the modern world. The Center aims to have a truly global reach in terms of areas of…

Art, Religion, and History Collaborative Group

Religions and their historical contexts underlie a broad span of human activity from the creation of great art and architecture to deep-seated gender and racial bias, as well as the interrelationships between humanity, other living beings, and the natural environment. The academic study of religion, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, is an urgent priority…

Center for Sleep Health using Bioengineering

Sleep health is increasingly recognized as an essential part of human health and well-being. The long-term goal of the Center for Sleep Health using Bioengineering (“SleepHuB”) is to position USC nationally as the leading institution that employs transdisciplinary approaches to solve important medical and societally relevant problems related to sleep deficiency. SleepHuB will be unique…

Zumberge Research Coordination & Team Building Award

The USC Research and Innovation (R&I) 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…