Funding Opportunities

Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) administers grants and award programs offered by USC Research and Innovation. Grant programs are tailored to support a diverse range of research areas, scholarship, and artistic and cultural expression, including, but not limited to, social sciences, humanities, arts, literature, STEM, political sciences, social work, education, business, law, architecture, among others. As well, we encourage proposals that engage and benefit marginalized communities by advancing local economic, physical, health, cultural and/or social outcomes.

Nominations and grant applications must be submitted via the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure Grant Portal. For additional information on research-related services offered by ORIF, please visit our website.

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DeadlineTitleDescriptionAward Amount
2023/04/15Instrumentation AwardThe USC Research Initiatives & Infrastructure (RII) Instrumentation Award Program intends to establish and bolster the University of Southern California’s infrastructure by supporting the purchase of shared instrumentation and further preparing faculty to submit large-scale instrumentation grants to external sponsors.$2,150,0002023/01/112023/01/12
2023/01/16President’s Sustainability Research AwardThe President’s Sustainability Research Award will provide seed funding to enable researchers to submit highly competitive applications for federal funding, including large center and related programs, early career awards, and individual research projects.$1,000,0002022/11/012023/01/06
2022/11/14Associates Award for Creativity in Research and ScholarshipThe 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.$3,5002022/10/132023/01/06
2022/01/24Ming Hsieh InstituteSeeking proposals with novel therapeutic or diagnostic approaches to detect or treat disease that will initiate multi-disciplinary research teams.$350,0002021/12/072023/01/06