Research Alerts

2017 Baxter Foundation Faculty Fellows Program: Request for Proposals

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is seeking research proposals from junior faculty members to submit to the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation. The Baxter Foundation Fellows Program is to provide seed funding to help prepare and support young investigators as they embark on their careers and start up their independent research programs. For more information, please click here.

SC CTSI Vouchers

The SC CTSI is offering vouchers of up to $3,000 for generation of new data for clinical and/or community research projects. Vouchers may be used to purchase services or access core resources – for example, coordinator support, biostatistics help, research cores at USC and CHLA, and lab measurements – for the purpose of adding new data collection to an existing project or collecting data de novo. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through this website:

Questions can be directed to Diana Palma.

Revised Postdoctoral Scholar Minimum Salary Requirement for FY 2017

As previously announced, effective July 1, 2016, the university is establishing a new minimum annual salary for all postdoctoral scholars, including those newly appointed and renewed, at $43,692 for FY 2017.

However, effective December 1, 2016, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule updating salary and compensation regulations, the minimum annual salary for postdoctoral scholars at USC will be set at $47,476. This minimum salary applies to all current and newly appointed postdoctoral scholars on or after December 1, 2016.

You can view the revised memo here.

KSOM Bridge Funding Program

The Office of the Dean would like to collaborate with KSOM departments and institutes to provide bridge funding to productive PIs who have lost their extramural funding, but remain potentially competitive. This funding will provide PIs with the opportunity to conduct research that will lead to new extramural grant support.

For more information, please click here.