GrantFaculty Courses

   
 
 

National Science Foundation Overview
This course provides a grant administrator overview and faculty-led discussion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal and award process. The instructors present and explain policies and procedures specific to NSF, including a detailed discussion of the peer review process and helpful tips to increase participants' submission success rates.

Who Should Attend?
This class is intended for faculty interested in submitting proposals to the NSF and administrative and other support staff involved in the administration of research, training, or other sponsored projects funded by extramural sources. This course is offered in both fall and spring semesters.

National Institutes of Health Overview
This course, led by several sponsored programs administrators, provides an overview of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposal preparation and award administration. Topics covered include policies, procedures and regulations specific to NIH as well as discussions about modular budgets and submitting NIH proposals via grants.gov.

Who Should Attend?
This class is intended for faculty interested in submitting proposals to the NIH and administrative and other support staff involved in the administration of research, training, or other sponsored projects funded by extramural sources. This course is offered in both fall and spring semesters.

R01s and Beyond
This course is geared towards early stage investigators and will cover the basics of why, when, and how to apply for your first NIH R01 award. The R01 process will be discussed in detail, including making contact with program officers; developing specific aims and a research plan; understanding the peer review process; and applying for your first renewals.

Who Should Attend?
Priority in this class is given to early stage faculty investigators interested in submitting R01s to the NIH. This class is offered in both fall and spring semesters.

National Institutes of Health Peer Review
This course is a faculty-led discussion of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Peer Review process. Participants will gain insight into how to read and interpret guidelines, how proposals are reviewed and will hear other helpful tips about increasing funding success rates.

Who Should Attend?
This class is intended for faculty interested in submitting proposals to the NIH and administrative and other support staff involved in the administration of research, training, or other sponsored projects funded by extramural sources. The class is offered periodically.

How to Find Proposal Funding
This course provides a discipline-focused overview on how to find funding opportunities. Instructors discuss the proposal preparation process at USC-- from locating funding opportunities to specifics of the USC submission process; explain the differences among the various types of sponsors; and highlight how to use the different databases currently available.

Who Should Attend?
This class is intended for faculty; discipline-specific courses are offered several times a semester.

Basic Proposal Writing: Effective Communicating
Even the most technically proficient proposal must be well-written if it is to find funding success; this workshop will emphasize writing for results-- careful planning; proper organization; close attention to details (including formatting and submission deadlines); and clear, descriptive and persuasive style.

Who Should Attend?
This class is limited to faculty only. This class is offered both in the fall and spring semesters.

What Makes a Good Budget?
This class provides an overview of the nuts and bolts of developing a grant budget and justification, including what categories to include, what to consider when including personnel, and how to calculate indirect costs.

Who Should Attend?
This class is intended for faculty and is offered in the spring semester.

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