GrantStaff Training 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, which is an elective for the GRANT certificate program, 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, which is an elective for the GRANT program, is offered in both fall and spring semesters.
Contracts
This class explores key issues routinely seen in university contract negotiations. Additionally, the instructor identifies and differentiates a grant, a contract, and an announcement from award through closeout. Participants will learn to examine and decipher a request for proposal (RFP) and the unique aspects of federal and industrial contracts.

Who Should Attend?
This class is intended for administrative and other support staff involved in the administration of research, training, or other sponsored projects funded by extramural sources. This is an elective for the GRANT program and is offered in the fall semester.
Intellectual Property Overview
This class provides an overview of the intellectual property process at USC and explains what intellectual property is and how it is created in the university setting. Participants will gain insight into the difficulties of protecting intellectual property for each technology and how this protection must be accomplished within constraints imposed by Federal and Privately sponsored research. The instructor outlines the process of transferring technology out of the University and presents stories of University technologies that have moved out of the lab and into the marketplace. Most important, participants will see how this process of commercialization at the University is designed to reinvest in the faculty, their department, their college, and the University.

Who Should Attend?
This class is intended for administrative and other support staff involved in the administration of research, training, or other sponsored projects funded by extramural sources. This is an elective for the GRANT program and is offered in the fall semester.

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