Research Alerts

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.

Dean’s Pilot Funding Program

The Office of the Dean would like to collaborate with KSOM departments and institutes to provide faculty members with funding for initial exploration of new research areas. Priority will be to obtain feasibility data that will lead to submission of new NIH R-series or other major research proposals. The primary target audiences include junior investigators starting a research program and established investigators moving to a new area of research that is clearly distinct from prior research. In order to apply, a letter of intent is due by August 15, 2016.

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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.

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A.P. Giannini Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The A.P. Giannini Foundation invites physician-scientists and junior researchers with 6-36 months of postdoctoral research experience to apply to the 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program supports innovative research in the basic sciences and applied fields, and trains fellows to become established investigators. The research project should advance the translation of biomedical science into treatments, preventions and cures for human diseases.

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