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James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund – Individual Research Award

Zumberge Fund Awards

The James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund is USC’s university-wide faculty research grant support mechanism. It awards several hundred thousand dollars each year through its annual James H. Zumberge Awards competition. The Zumberge Fund promotes the initiation of research at USC through two types of awards: Individual Awards, Interdisciplinary Awards and Diversity & Inclusion Awards.

Individual awards help newer faculty launch their research careers, and support research in areas with limited external funding opportunities through grants of up to $30,000.

Guidelines: FY22 Zumberge Individual Research Award

Deadline: 5 pm, Monday, February 1, 2021

Proposal Submission

Submit your proposal application utilizing the Office of Research Application Portal. You would need to create an account for yourself using your USC email address.

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

Previous Zumberge Fund Recipients

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