GrantUSC Electronic Research Administration System (USCeRA) Overview:

Objective: To help faculty and staff experience a smoother transition into using, the Office of Research Development created an e-learning overview course for the process. Instruction includes finding grant opportunities, downloading, and completing application packages.

Intended Audience: Administrative and other support staff, faculty, and graduate students involved in the administration of research, training or other sponsored projects funded by extramural sources

Access the Presentation: The complete course includes all modules. Print the User Guide prior to beginning your session.

Basic Search - This module leads you through the Basic Search function in Basic search allows users to search by keyword, Funding Opportunity Number (FON) or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number.

Browse by Category - This module introduces you to the browse by category search function in The browse by category search allows users to search by a variety of categories of funding activities, such as environment, health, education, food and nutrition, etc.

Browse by Agency - This module shows you how to use the browse by agency function in The browse by agency search allows users to search from a list of agencies offering grant opportunities including all 26 federal grant making agencies.

Advanced Search - This module demonstrates how to use the advanced search function in The advanced search function allows users to search by more specific criteria such as funding instrument type, eligibility or sub-agency.

Download PureEdge Viewer - To begin the application process users need to download and install the free application viewer, PureEdge.

Download Grant Application Package - Once faculty identify a funding opportunity to apply for, they need to download the grant application package. Downloading a grant application package allows you to complete the package offline and route it through your organization for review before submitting.

Complete the Grant Application Package - This module covers the basic instructions for navigating the application package and completing the forms within the package. Each funding agency has specific instructions for completing the application forms and package, users should refer to those guidelines and policies for details.

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