Office of Research - USC Core Instrumentation Deans Matching
Opens Sep 1 2022 12:00 AM (PDT)
Deadline Oct 24 2022 05:00 PM (PDT)
Description

NOT FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION

PURPOSE

The Core Instrumentation Deans Matching Fund supports strategic acquisition of shared research equipment/instrumentation, major upgrade of current shared instruments, as well as datasets or repositories, of at least $300,000 in total cost. Proposed newly acquired equipment must provide a capability that does not presently exist at USC.

Awards are one-time, non-renewable, and made through a competitive process. All equipment, instruments, datasets, or repositories must be made available to the entire university community through a shared-use facility/core. Proposals must include a list of users/user base. As a condition of the award recipients of funding commit to the ongoing support and maintenance of the equipment. 

ELIGIBILITY 

Applicants must be deans (or their designees) of schools that provide core laboratories that are made available to the entire university community. Applications seeking to establish a new core facility need pre-approval to apply.  Contact the Office of Research Initiatives & Facilities at orif@usc.edu for assistance.

Applicant eligibility of this Request for Proposals are deans of individual schools, or teams of multiple school deans (as co-PIs) who collectively provide the required 50% match (which they can share as desired, equally, proportionally, or however fits the group best).

A “core laboratory” is defined as a shared-use facility, with an established recharge center account, which offers specialized instruments, access to datasets or repositories, and/or other research-related services and is open to the entire USC research community. Core facilities that do not charge for services (e.g., supported by grants) are not required to obtain a recharge center account.

Deans are required to provide matching commitments toward acquisition/upgrade equaling or exceeding the Office of Research commitment.

Deans may provide this announcement to directors of core labs in their school whom they invite to apply and are willing to support through matching funds. Those invited core lab directors may be the principal investigator, if endorsed by their dean.

PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCESS

A committee comprised of faculty and/or staff will review all requests and provide a prioritized list of recommendations to the Vice President of Research and the Director of the Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities. In addition, potential users may be surveyed to ascertain the estimated impact of the proposed equipment, dataset or repository on their research programs. 

The survey, reviewer comments and the identified need that meets strategic research priorities for the university, combined with the prioritized investments, will inform the final award decisions. The annual research expenditure activity of the key users will also be a consideration.

Successful proposers must make a case based on future funding, considering federal, corporate and foundation funding priorities.


If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your proposal or have additional question, please contact the Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities at orif@usc.edu.

This portal requires information about the PIs (and Co-PIs) in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.

Office of Research - USC Core Instrumentation Deans Matching


NOT FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION

PURPOSE

The Core Instrumentation Deans Matching Fund supports strategic acquisition of shared research equipment/instrumentation, major upgrade of current shared instruments, as well as datasets or repositories, of at least $300,000 in total cost. Proposed newly acquired equipment must provide a capability that does not presently exist at USC.

Awards are one-time, non-renewable, and made through a competitive process. All equipment, instruments, datasets, or repositories must be made available to the entire university community through a shared-use facility/core. Proposals must include a list of users/user base. As a condition of the award recipients of funding commit to the ongoing support and maintenance of the equipment. 

ELIGIBILITY 

Applicants must be deans (or their designees) of schools that provide core laboratories that are made available to the entire university community. Applications seeking to establish a new core facility need pre-approval to apply.  Contact the Office of Research Initiatives & Facilities at orif@usc.edu for assistance.

Applicant eligibility of this Request for Proposals are deans of individual schools, or teams of multiple school deans (as co-PIs) who collectively provide the required 50% match (which they can share as desired, equally, proportionally, or however fits the group best).

A “core laboratory” is defined as a shared-use facility, with an established recharge center account, which offers specialized instruments, access to datasets or repositories, and/or other research-related services and is open to the entire USC research community. Core facilities that do not charge for services (e.g., supported by grants) are not required to obtain a recharge center account.

Deans are required to provide matching commitments toward acquisition/upgrade equaling or exceeding the Office of Research commitment.

Deans may provide this announcement to directors of core labs in their school whom they invite to apply and are willing to support through matching funds. Those invited core lab directors may be the principal investigator, if endorsed by their dean.

PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCESS

A committee comprised of faculty and/or staff will review all requests and provide a prioritized list of recommendations to the Vice President of Research and the Director of the Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities. In addition, potential users may be surveyed to ascertain the estimated impact of the proposed equipment, dataset or repository on their research programs. 

The survey, reviewer comments and the identified need that meets strategic research priorities for the university, combined with the prioritized investments, will inform the final award decisions. The annual research expenditure activity of the key users will also be a consideration.

Successful proposers must make a case based on future funding, considering federal, corporate and foundation funding priorities.


If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your proposal or have additional question, please contact the Office of Research Initiatives and Facilities at orif@usc.edu.

This portal requires information about the PIs (and Co-PIs) in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.

Opens
Sep 1 2022 12:00 AM (PDT)
Deadline
Oct 24 2022 05:00 PM (PDT)