The Strategic Directions for Research Award (SDRA) Program supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research that involves faculty groups from multiple USC schools. The goal of this competitive funding opportunity is to identify areas of USC interdisciplinary strengths that present opportunities for cross-school collaboration and sustainable future external funding.
We invite applications from faculty teams across USC. Applying teams must show their qualifications, creativity, and ability to make USC a leader in a significant area of study, as well as the sustainability of the proposed research with external funding. SDRA provides $150,000 – $300,000 for one year.
Eligible topics include interdisciplinary research targeting problems that have high intellectual impact and are externally fundable so they can be sustained and scaled up. Examples of such research topics are listed at the end of this solicitation; the list is not meant to be exhaustive.
|Deadline: 5pm, Monday, October 4, 2021|
View the RFP for full proposal requirements.