Funding Opportunities

USC’s Research and Innovation (R&I) office supports awards and grants programs in 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. Proposals that engage and benefit marginalized communities by advancing local economic, physical, health, cultural and/or social outcomes are also encouraged.

Programs are administered by the Research Initiatives & Infrastructure (RII) office. For additional information on research-related services offered by RII, please visit our website. Grant proposal applications must be submitted via RII’s Grant Portal.

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DeadlineTitleDescriptionAward Amount
2023/03/13Arts & Humanities Initiative AwardAims to promote creativity and excellence by supporting arts and humanities faculty in their individual and collective scholarly work. $200,0002023/01/312023/01/31
2023/04/15Instrumentation AwardIntends to establish and bolster USC’s infrastructure by supporting the purchase of shared instrumentation and further preparing faculty to submit large-scale instrumentation grants to external sponsors.$2,150,0002023/01/312023/01/31
2023/03/20Ming Hsieh Institute Research AwardSupporting translational and pre-clinical research that expedites the bench-to-bedside development of new life-saving devices and therapeutics to detect and/or treat cancer. Strong interest in proposals that will initiate multi-disciplinary research teams.$1,200,0002023/01/312023/01/31
2023/09/18Howard Hughes Medical Institute Mentorship Award​Intends to enhance USC's researcher pool and the quality of research being conducted by preparing highly qualified researchers to apply to the HHMI Investigator Program.$100,0002023/01/312023/01/31
2023/01/16President’s Sustainability Research AwardProvides 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.$1,000,0002022/11/012023/01/31
2022/11/14Associates Award for Creativity in Research and ScholarshipHighest 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.$3,5002022/10/132023/01/31