Description: The President’s Sustainability Research Award will provide 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. The goal of using these funds is to maximize the probability of obtaining federal research support for the proposed effort. This is a one-time solicitation. While this program may be repeated, currently there are no plans to do so. Topics include: Human Health & Well-Being; Infrastructure and Built Environment; Natural Environment/Ecosystem Services; Communications, Policy & Institutions; and Risk Analysis & Economic Impacts.
Award: There are two types of aware under this program: Large research awards: $1,000,000 in funding is available to fund 2-3 awards. Small research awards: $250,000 is available to fund 5-7 awards.
Eligibility: PIs/Co-PIs must be permanent, full-time faculty at USC. Tenure Track and non-tenure track faculty are eligible; visits and adjunct faculty are not eligible to apply.
Deadline: 5 pm PST, Jan. 16, 2023