Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities

The Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities (ORIF) provides support services to USC investigators through a number of activities and programs, including administering internal award programs, overseeing nominations for limited submission funding opportunities to external sponsors, managing of shared resources through Priority Software FBS and facilitating faculty mentoring and training through the Center for Excellence in Research.


Office of Research’s internal award programs of over $5M per year in grants.
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Limited Submissions

Competitions for awards by outside agencies for which USC can nominate a limited number of candidates.
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Shared Resources

USC’s shared resources that enable faculty and students to perform cutting-edge research.
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Each semester, CER organizes workshops for USC researchers to provide them with the skills to seek funding and more.
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RFP: Ming Hsieh Institute

The new Ming Hsieh Institute RFP has been posted in our Funding section. We realize this is a bit early, but there are significant changes in the award program for the next cycle. There are now two tracks with unique


See the calendar below for Office of Research award deadlines, CER workshops and office closures: