Research and Scholarship

Below you can find links to resources for managing scholarly inquiry, including USC guidelines and policies, a list of centers and institutes, available shared resources, funding opportunities, research training, and COVID-19 research continuity resources.

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About the Proposal Process

Learn about institutional information, budget basics, rates (fringe, indirect costs), and graduate student and postdoc salary.

Best Tools to Support Grants Management for Faculty

Systems to support you in your management of proposals, awards, core facilities and research compliance.

Clinical Research

What you need to know about starting a clinical trial.


Promote your work with media relations.

Diversity in Research

Learn how we’re conducting research that benefits all segments of society.


Join USC’s startup and entrepreneurial culture.


USC guidelines on authorship, data sharing, diversity and open scholarship in research.


Find out more about USC’s vibrant innovation ecosystem.

International Research

Learn more about international activities & collaboration.


List of required research training as well as other opportunities to learn at all levels.


Animal Care and Use

Regulations, policies, guidelines, and other standards relevant to animal research.

Export Controls

Information to help you comply with export control regulations.

Human Research Protection

Guidance and information for preparation and conduct of human subjects research.

Required Compliance Training

PIs are responsible for ensuring their teams complete the required training on Research Training Finder.

Research Administration

Information on financial concepts, proposal and award lifecycle, grants management, and research compliance.

Research Misconduct

If you suspect research misconduct it is your responsibility to report it.

Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research

Understand your RCR responsibilities toward USC, human subjects, and the public.

Safety for Researchers

Guidance for ensuring a safe work environment.

USC Policies

Important USC policies related to research and other topics.


Centers and Institutes

Join collaborative teams of experts addressing major issues across USC’s schools.

Computing to Support Research

Find computing resources in support of your research and scholarship.

COVID-19 Research Continuity

Guidance, resources, funding and USC research related to COVID-19.

Digital USC

Online tools and resources to help you collaborate, communicate and create.


Upcoming research-related events and training at USC (or of significant importance outside USC).

Funding Opportunities

Funding sources including internal for research and other scholarly projects.

Limited Submissions

Awards by outside agencies for which USC can nominate a limited number of candidates.

Shared Resources

Core facilities, equipment, tools, databases, and services available at USC for your research, as well as invoicing via FBS.

Students and Postdocs

Research opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.