Training & CER Workshops
All investigators funded by an externally sponsored project must complete grants management training (as explained here). A search tool has been developed for USC faculty, PIs, postdocs, students, research staff and lab technicians: This Research Training Finder tool is a comprehensive matrix for training courses that are required and suggested for University research compliance.
$ Funding and Grant Writing
✪ Professional Development
✎ Research Resources and Methods
Each semester, the Center for Excellence in Research organizes workshops for USC researchers. These courses are designed to provide faculty and postdocs across all fields of study with specialized skills and knowledge in seeking funding from government, foundation, and corporate organizations as well as a variety of other topics.
Do you have an idea for a CER workshop? We’d love to hear from you!
Lunch will be provided for those who register, and an assistive listening device is available upon request. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
$ How to Obtain NIH Funding — April 22, 12:00-2:00PM at ONLINE VIA ZOOM
The NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year. Steve Moldin will review the NIH grant process — from conceptualizing your proposal to getting funded — as well as show you how to identify which institute to target, prepare for the review process, and build relationships with agencies.
$ Preparing and Submitting NSF CAREER Award Proposals — April 28, 12:30-2:30PM at ONLINE VIA ZOOM
The Faculty Early Career Development Program is one of NSF’s most prestigious awards, supporting junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, education and integration of education and research. Randolph Hall and a panel of previous awardees will provide you insight into the requirements as well as proposal process for this award.
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Navigating the University 2019
USC’s annual Navigating the University event offers new faculty from all disciplines, appointment types and levels the opportunity to learn about campus-wide resources available at USC. The event is also a great way to meet fellow faculty from across the university.
The two-day retreat has three parts: The Office of the Provost’s New Faculty Onboarding features sessions on professional development, teaching and USC culture. Then following the presentations, there’s an informal meet and greet for new faculty to introduce themselves to each other over refreshments and appetizers.
Finally, the Office of Research’s Research & Resources Management brings together USC faculty and staff to provide advice and first-hand experiences on research strategy, mentoring, financial management and budgeting, clinical research, and diversity in research. Below are the presentations from 2019’s event:
- USC Systems for Research
- Research Strategy
- Diversity in Research
- Best Research Practices & RCR Resources
- Mentors, Mentees & Mentoring
- Office of Compliance & Ethics
- Contracts & Grants
- Purchasing & Sponsored Project Accounting
- Grant Awards at USC
- Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)
- Corporate Funding & Commercialization
- Foundation Funding
- Government Funding