faculty research grants
This section primarily provides
information to faculty seeking funds for
research involving undergraduate
Undergraduate Research Associates Program (URAP)
- A varying number of awards of up to
$10,000 each to encourage faculty to
integrate undergraduates into their
ongoing scholarly and professional
Associates Awards for Research and
Scholarship - Two $5,000 awards that
honor distinguished career achievement
by USC scholars. All faculty are
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
- Ten $25,000 awards given to
Provost-nominated junior faculty who
start their first full-time tenure track
appointments in the year of the
nomination. One nomination per
institution by the Provost.
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
- Twelve $60,000 awards given to junior
faculty in the first five years of their
academic careers. One nomination by the
Graves Awards in the Humanities -
Award that covers sabbatical leave
supplements and summer study travel. One
nomination by the President.
NEH Summer Stipends - $4,000 awards
given to junior and senior faculty and
librarians. Three nominations by the
Provost, of which one or two must be
Packard Fellowships for Science and
Engineering - $625,000 awards
($125,000 per year for five years) given
to qualifying young faculty in the first
years of their science/engineering
careers. Two nominations by the
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical
Sciences - Ten $150,000 awards
($50,000 per year for three years) given
to young investigators of outstanding
promise in basic and clinical sciences
relevant to the advancement of human
health. One nomination by the President.
Searle Scholars Program - $180,000
awards ($60,000 per year for three
years) awarded to qualifying junior
faculty in the first or second year of
their first appointment. Two nominations
by the Provost.
Alan T. Waterman Award - One award
of up to $500,000 for up to three years
of research. Departments or individuals
may nominate one candidate each. No
limit on the number of USC candidates.
James H. Zumberge Research and
Innovation Fund - Thee separate
Grant Programs, with a total of 20-30
Individual Research Grants -
Untenured, tenure-track faculty for
research seed grants of up to $25,000,
with about $250,000 reserved.
Interdisciplinary Research Grants
- Faculty of all ranks apply for
collaborative grants of up to $50,000.
Approximately $250,000 reserved.
Grants for Research Center
Proposals - Support for efforts to
secure major research centers. Does
not exceed $5,000.