Postdoctoral scholars may compete for funding through the Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence, or ASPIRE, internal funding program. Beginning with the 2015 funding cycle, postdocs may apply for ASPIRE-I, Track II-B, which provides funding to develop a relatively new line of research exploration for which they ultimately plan to seek new scholarly pursuits, including external funding. Complete details about ASPIRE, including guidelines for ASPIRE-I, Track II-B, visit the ASPIRE page in our Internal Funding and Awards section.
USC Postdoctoral Association
ASPIRE I funding for Postdoctoral Scholars
USC postdoctoral scholars have the opportunity build their research portfolios by competing for an ASPIRE-I: Innovation grant through the Office of the Vice President for Research.