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2018-2019 Dean’s Pilot Funding Program – Request for Applications

The FY19-20 Dean’s Pilot Funding Program will be accepting LOIs until August 17th and full applications until September 7th. The purpose of the program is to provide funding for initial exploration of new research areas and is open to all KSOM faculty members. Priority will be to obtain feasibility data that will lead to submission of new NIH R-series or other major research proposals.

For more information, please check the RFA or on the flyer.

How and Why to Promote Your Research

As researchers, you make huge strides in advancing essential knowledge. Your achievements can play a role in saving lives and improving the way we live. However, more than one million scientific articles are published each year, and that number is rising. So it’s increasingly important for you to find ways to make your accomplishments stand out.

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.

Dean’s Pilot Funding Program

Started in 2016, the Dean’s Pilot Funding Program provides financial support to full-time KSOM and CHLA faculty members who are exploring new areas of research. After 60 applications and some fierce competition, Laura Mosqueda, MD, chair and professor of family medicine and interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has announced this year’s winners. View the announcement.