Funding represents a critical component of the Keck School’s expanding research enterprise and strategic plan.
External funding ensures that faculty can conduct creative research, train and support graduate students and make breakthrough discoveries.
About Grants & Funding
The Keck School recognizes the critical contribution of sponsored contract and grant funding to the school. We also recognize support to the faculty in the grant and contract proposal process is essential to ensure timely and successful grant and contract submissions.
The Office of Research Advancement provides support for research grant proposal development in a variety of ways. The entire Research Advancement team contributes to implementation of these services. We provide assistance in interpreting instructions, constructing budgets, and finding/ completing forms. The Office can also assist with boiler plate material such as is needed for grant proposal resource pages. It is our goal to be as helpful as possible.
KSOM Policy on Proposal Review and Approval
The Dean and administrative staff of the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) recognize the critical contribution of sponsored contract and grant funding to the school. They also recognize support to the faculty in the grant and contract proposal process is essential to ensure timely and successful grant and contract submissions. The KSOM Policy on Proposal Review and Approval is designed to communicate and clarify the roles and responsibilities of the principal investigators (PIs) and their departments as well as the roles and responsibilities of KSOM Research Administration and USC Department of Contracts and Grants.
Special Instructions for Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
The RPPR is used by grantees to submit progress reports to NIH on their grant awards. This page provides an overview of the annual RPPR, the final RPPR and the interim RPPR and provides resources to help you understand how to submit a progress report.
Grants & Funding Support
The Center for Excellence in Research collaborates with the Offices of Compliance and Professional Development in training faculty to become more effective in initiating and managing research.