The Research Collaboration Fund supports research collaborations among faculty and students working on interdisciplinary societally-relevant research topics, such as pandemic-related topics, equity and inclusion, climate change, neuroscience, mindfulness and behavioral science, digital humanities, and climate change, among many others.
The aim of these awards is not to fund specific research projects, but rather to support teams of faculty who aim to establish or foster a community of scholars at USC organized around a broad topic of shared interest. We seek proposals that creatively overcome current pandemic limitations on travel and in-person meetings, proposing new and engaging ways to bring people together with activities that develop the impact of the collaborative group.
The proposed activities should establish the foundation for members of the collaborative group to create new research projects as well as contribute to strengthening the individual research programs of its members and others as USC. Encouraged activities include an educational component, providing students an opportunity to not only participate but assist in the design and organization of events.
Each collaboration should engage a large group of faculty (normally 10 or more), representing at least two schools at USC. The proposed support can be for up to three years, with the possibility of competitive renewal thereafter based on impact.
|Deadline: 5pm, Monday, April 5, 2021|
View the RFP for full proposal requirements.
Budget Justification Template
A list of current Collaboration Fund groups can be found here.