Integrating sustainability as a core value in USC’s strategic planning is a critically important institutional commitment. In addition to implementing impactful sustainability initiatives across USC’s campuses, great opportunities exist to expand and enhance USC’s research strengths and capabilities in sustainability.
The USC Associates Awards are the highest honors the university can bestow on its members for their distinguished achievements. Faculty from all schools and academic units are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues with exceptional records of creativity in research.
The Core Instrumentation Fund Special Solicitation – Small Equipment aims to provide USC researchers with greater access to shared equipment and key resources, including datasets and repositories, in addition to core instrumentation already available through existing core facilities.
The solicitation will consider requests up to $30,000 (smaller budgets welcomed) and invites proposals from core facilities for the acquisition of small equipment, datasets, and/or repositories.
Applications proposing acquisition or licensing of datasets or repositories not associated with a core facility must be made by the school research dean (or designee). All equipment/datasets/repositories supported under this announcement must be advertised and made available to the entire USC research community. The fund is not intended for purchase of computing equipment, unless it is integrated with other types of instrumentation.
Please visit our grants portal for additional details: https://orif.usc.edu/funding/
This portal requires information about the PIs (and Co-PIs) in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The RFP for the Zumberge Research Coordination & Team Building has been posted in the Funding section.
The RFP for Research and Development (R&D) Priorities Award: Sustainability has been posted in the Funding section.
The RFP for Zumberge Interdisciplinary Research Award has been posted in the Funding section.