University of Southern California


Sponsored Research

Sponsored Research Policies and Forms

A comprehensive list of USC policies is maintained at the University Policies site.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has established a Public Access Policy, which mandates that journal articles that arise from NIH funding must be submitted to PubMed central for open access. Go to Open Access for NIH Funded Research.

Proposal Preparation and Research Administration

PARiS, the PreAward Research Information System, is USC’s new web based system which facilitates the electronic routing, approval and submission of proposals to external sponsors, including PARis replaces the Proposal Approval Record (PAR). Both PARis and the PAR require approvals from deans or designees.

Important Contracts and Grants forms include:

Financial Information

Agreement Terms

Memos to Faculty and Schools

Establishing an Organized Research Unit (ORU) at USC

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Research Calendar

See all events in the USC Research Calendar.