University of Southern California


Rose Hills Research Fellowship

The Rose Hills Foundation is a legacy of the founders and directors of Rose Hills Memorial Park. The Foundation aims to fund research that has the potential to make a measurable impact to the greatest number of people, and, in particular, that shows demonstrated benefits to the people of Southern California.

The primary purpose of the Rose Hills Fellowship is to provide junior faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with seed funds to launch their scholarly research careers. It does so by providing grants that assist faculty in developing self-sustaining research programs or serve as a stepping stone to external funding agencies for faculty who do not already have significant sponsored research programs. Non-traditional biomedical research, such as psychology or behavioral, studies are not eligible to apply; investigators in these fields are directed to apply to the Zumberge Individual Research Award (

The Rose Hills Fellowship provides up to $75,000 in research support, renewable for a second year.

Guidelines: FY20 Rose Hills Research Fellowship

Deadline: 12PM, Monday, February 4, 2019

Proposal Submission

Submit your proposal application utilizing the new Office of Research application submission and reporting portal.

Go to USC Application Portal to log in (or create an account for yourself), using your USC email address.

Important: You may experience problems with the online application if using the browser Internet Explorer. If you experience problems, it is advisable to access the application system through a different browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

For questions regarding the proposal submission process, please contact the Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities at or 213-821-8163).